In celebration of its 200th anniversary, Islay Scotch whisky distillery Laphroaig has launched a 16-year-old limited edition in travel retail.
Laphroaig 16 Year Old is described as having a taste of citrus, vanilla and orchard, leading to “more intense fruit aromas”, additional caramel notes and peat smoke when water is added.
|Region Produced in||Islay|
|Cask||American white oak casks|
|Tasting Notes||Nose: a very citrusy start, with lemon candy and hints of vanilla cake. Peaches and stewed apples. Some flowery hints. On the light side, quite rounded, although there are some tangy antiseptics in the background. More medicinal notes than actual peat smoke though. |
Mouth: sweet and rounded. Lots of pears and apples, powder sugar. Grapefruit syrup. Light peppery notes and increasing (sweet) smoke.
Finish: not too long, dry, with some liquorice and walnut but still marked by sweet fruits as well.
|Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
|Manufacturer/Producer||D. Johnson & CO.|
|Country Produced in||Scotland|