Laphroaig 2005 12 year old #0000104

Posted 07 May 2017 / In Laphroaig
The Dramble Laphroaig Warehouse tasting #0000104

Bottle Name: Laphroaig 2005 12 year old single cask 0000104

ABV: 56.6%
Cask Type: ex-Bourbon + Quarter Cask
Distillery: Laphroaig
Region: Islay

Our final tasting at the Laphroaig Warehouse 7 tasting was a combination cask, where the initial ex-bourbon was re-racked in 2013 into a quarter cask for its final 4 years of maturation.

Nose: Quarter cask (with it's greater liquid to surface area) evident here as vanillins are ago-go. Maritime notes, seaweed and hospital smells take centre stage with toffee notes and a light but sharp citrus, probably best described as 'tang'. A typically Laphroaig nose.
 
Taste: Sharp medicinal peat. Not a wisp, more of a full wintery coastal blast. All that you'd expect in terms of TCP and rich smoldering earth. Tempered by a great high ABV mouthfeel and heavy spicing from the increase oak contact.

Finish: Sustained and drying with the smoke making way for peppery notes.

Very 'Laphroaig' with rich and powerful flavours and a hard hitting ABV to match. Punchy, robust and probably not for your little cousin who's looking to try their very first whisky, For grown-ups only.

Score: 85/100


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