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Chieftain's Choice Laphroaig 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Chieftain's Choice Laphroaig 12 Years Old

Brand
Chieftain's Choice
Expression
Laphroaig 12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd ~ Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.ianmacleod.com
Availability
UK and Europe

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Very pale and prickly. Seems young and edgy with big seashore aromas. Drying fishing nets with a certain sweetness behind raffia, peat fire, oyster shells. Water adds a little depth and brings out a bitumen/freshly laid road note.
Palate
Softer than the nose suggests. Light oiliness and robust smokiness.
Finish
Oats.
Comment
A good, clean Laphroaig. Not exceptional, but true to character.

Arthur Motley

80
Nose
Creamy, medical peatiness, like lint bandages or plasters. There's a good sweetness behind, with lemon bonbons and sponge cake. A bit of spice.
Palate
Coal tar soap, and that vanilla creaminess is there, but cut through by a light creosote and some wood.
Finish
A little smoke, but relatively light and short.
Comment
Good young Islay, with an enticing nose.
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