Laphroaig 16 Year Old
70cl / 48% abv
Laphroaig 16 Year Old Description
In 2015, Laphroaig released a 16-year-old whisky to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the distillery; it was so well-received, that they've decided to make some more for a 2021 release! Expect classic Laphroaig characteristics here, with the dial turned down a little; the sweet, vanilla American oak has rounded off the intensity of its smoky flavours to create a mellow and summery dram.
Nose: sweet leather, oaky spices, vanilla and wood character mingle, followed by maple syrup, roasted chestnuts and a crack of black pepper.
Palate: flavours from the American oak shine through; sweet treacle, caramel, manuka honey, alongside Laphroaig's signature smoky flavours of creosote and salted seaweed.
Finsh: long with plenty of smoky and sweet notes, and a hint of medicinal character.