Laphroaig Islay single malt Scotch whisky is celebrating 200 years with a limited edition 32 year old bottling - a very different expression for this distillery but one which still offers the trademark peat smoke flavours it is known for.
The Laphroaig 32 Year Old has been aged exclusively in a first-fill ex-Oloroso cask and has picked up all the flavours typical of spirit laid down in ex-sherry casks - the dark Christmas fruits, the nuts and spice. On the nose the aroma of caramelised brown sugar is predominant, with notes of dark, bitter chocolate and nutmeg leading the palate along with a hint of salt tang and subtle peat smoke, which is followed by a dry and lingering sherried oak finish.
Laphroaig 32 Year Old is available from this month in selected specialist whisky retailers with a RRP of £750.00.
Maxxium UK, is the UK distributor of Laphroaig, a Beam Suntory brand.
24 October 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor