First Editions Laphroaig 2006
70cl / 46% abv
This single cask expression from independent bottler Hunter Laing & Co. was distilled in 2006 at Islay's Laphroaig distillery, before spending 11 years maturing in a refill sherry butt. Bottled in 2017 at a preferred strength of 46% abv without chill-filtration or colouring, only 592 bottles have been produced.
Nose: dry, peaty bonfire notes, typical of Laphroaig.
Palate: sweet fruit and intense ashy/sooty notes.
Finish: long, smoky and medicinal.