Laphroaig 2002 15 year old #3799
Posted 07 May 2017 / In Laphroaig
Laphroaig 2002 15 year old single cask 3799
Interestingly this is the same makeup as #3797 - 2002, 15 year old ex-bourbon, Maker's Mark. The similarities stop there.
Nose: Smoke,and a smattering of medicinal maritme peat - but not too much. The malt spirit is still very present and brings the malts and cereals quite heavily. This gives the dram quite a sharp nose, pleasingly tempered by some salt and iodine which bring it back into balance.
Taste: Here's the TCP. Rich and mouth-filling, but at the same time seemingly young tasting, despite its 15 years of age. A tarry and slightly ashy note plays with a hint of citrus.
Finish: Medium and very drying. Salt and pepper both here - it's like table seasoning!
Balanced and integrated, and in a fairly unusual manner. This is not typical Laphroaig and possesses both a degree of poise as well as a degree of youth. Reminds me a little of An Cuan Mor but with the ABV turned up to cask strength.
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