I've noticed a quality drop off recently, nothing like it used to be years back. It seems more smokey and less body, a thinner beast with the smoke trying to over compensate for the other miss-givings.
I've moved on in the world now and it's no longer a staple.
jmrl wrote:Until recently the last time I tried it was about 2 years ago - hardly recognised it - very dissappointed
I've posted about this problem before. When I first noticed it, it was simply peaty. The following year, it was very sweet, but still lacking a lot.
I was at the distillery in September, and totally forgot to get Iain's thoughts on this.
Ganga wrote:Ok, received a sample of very recent Laga 16. I found it to be quite good. Heavy smoke with an oily palate. What is missing is the sweetness that I found in the 2007 and earlier bottlings (no sherry). There are some lemon notes and what I would describe as a beach bonfire. Very good but not exceptional.
Good to hear it's improved over the last year or so. I'll miss the sherry, but I love the bonfire.
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