Laphroaig 18 Year 1998 SMWS 29.208 Bonfire on a Rocky Island Shore

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Description

We got delicate smoke and fruit on the nose (brambles, strawberry, blackcurrant jam) – standing by a driftwood bonfire on a rocky island shore while chewing Maoams. Tasting it removed any illusion of delicacy – intense smoke (fishing nets on that bonfire) and shovel-fulls of cigar ash – but intriguing acidic sweetness (reminiscent of Moffat toffees, mince-meat pies or balsamic glaze) brought satisfying sapidity to the smoke. The reduced nose found sea breezes, preserved limes, prunes and fig rolls. The palate – lemon on fruits de mer – everlastingly enjoyable. After seventeen years in bourbon wood we moved this to a first-fill American oak PX hogshead.

Additional information

ABV

51.7

Age

18

Distillery

Laphroaig

Opened

Sealed

Style

Single Cask

Volume

750 ml

Bottled Date

2016

Bottler

SMWS

Cask

1st Fill Sherry Hogshead

Distilled Date

1998-05-13