Nose : Huge smoke, seaweedy, “medicinal”, with a hint of sweetness
Body : Full bodied
Palate : Suprising sweetness with hints of salt and layers of peatiness
Finish : Lingering
Country : Scotland
Alcohol Content : 40%
Laphroaig 18 Year Old
Colour : Bright Gold
Nose : At bottling strength, a soft toffee sweet but faintly spicy flavour counterbalances the trace of delicate phenols and fruit. An all encompassing smoothness brings these together. A touch of water allows the seaweed and salt to come through but not enough to overpower the vanilla and honey sweetness with just a trace of new mown hay and peat at the finish.
Body : An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming.
Palate : An instant warming tang of smoke fades into smooth floral scents, which blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and leaves a lasting sweetness on the taste. With a touch of water, the peaty warmth fills the mouth but does not overshadow the sweet chocolate smoothness. This is balanced by the rich toffee taste and slowly fades into a delicate hint of heather and peat smoke.
Finish : Full bodied, long with a luxurious oily smoothness.