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Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 1985 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 1985 17 Years Old

Brand
Old Malt Cask
Expression
Laphroaig 1985 17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1985
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Limited worldwide

Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Seaweedy. Vegetal. Only slightly medicinal. Musty. Woody.
Palate
Sweet. Spun sugar. Marshmallowish maltiness. Edible seaweed.
Finish
Musky, leafy. At first, seems a little dried-out and tired, then a leafy and peppery late rally.
Comment
This seems far less lively and rounded than the 1987 whisky bottled in 1992.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Intense with a clean sharp character. Tarry notes, engine oil, dried seaweed and a weird cabbagey note. Peat/smoked tea.
Palate
Surprisingly soft given the nose nutty with great crisp maltiness. Smoke.
Finish
Long and smoky.
Comment
A good example that harks back to the cask strength 10 Years Old but with extra weight (and tarry smoke!).
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