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Douglas Laing Laphroaig 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Douglas Laing Laphroaig 17 Years Old

Brand
Douglas Laing
Expression
Laphroaig 17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

35
Nose
Sharp, slightly spirity. A fresh marine breeze but no expected medicinal notes. Rather turfy.
Palate
Starts sweet then fizzy and tickling. Getting peatier on smoked spices, burnt caramel.
Finish
Dry, fizzy, spicy. Smoked nuts.
Comment
An unusual Laphroaig. No trace of the medicinal character. Water brings out sweet malty notes and more smoke. Why such a difference? Cask influence? Different peating level in the malt? Puzzling.

Dave Broom

30
Nose
‘Plain' charred nose. Phenolics are reminiscent of dry lumps of tar on the beach, some TCP. Malty still, toasted oak and roasted malt, in time marzipan.
Palate
Sweet. Amaretti biscuit. Smoke hangs like a cloud, makes its boldest statement on the finish.
Finish
Malty, crisp, some smoke.
Comment
Atypical, though not really when you think of the old 15 Years Old. Where has the peat gone? It's not been overwhelmed by oak.
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