Whisky Advocate Rating: 95 points (John Hansell)
The Laphroaig 25 Years Single Malt Whisky is the perfect marriage of sherried, oaky flavours from the European Oloroso Sherry Casks and the creamy, smooth, sweet flavours from the ex-American Bourbon Barrels. The Oloroso Sherry Casks and ex-American Bourbon Barrels were filled with newly distilled Laphroaig spirit from day one.
Bottled at Cask Strength, it is a perfect fusion of these two most different styles of maturation flavours, made even smoother by the 25 years it has had gently maturing.
|Colour:||Bright red gold|
|Nose:||The initial sweet, sherry sweetness is quickly followed but the time-honoured Islay peat fang|
|Palate:||Rich round and full, the burst of peat that fills the mouth is quickly restrained by a sherry sweetness that slowly develops into
spicy apple fruitiness
|Finish:||Very long & warming, leaving a distinct tang of Islay.|