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    1996 Single Malts of Scotland Laphroaig 24 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

    Islay, SCOTLAND
    $799. 00 Bottle
    $9588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 51.8%
    This mid 1990s distillate will be prized by Laphroaig fans, not only for being cask strength, but because it's from a single x-Jack Daniels cask. Saline-yet-juicy, intensified by Islay smoke, expect a robust Laphroaig with the phenols tempered after long ageing. 51.8% Alc./Vol.

    Notes from the bottlers... NOSE: A full seafood barbecue at first – mackerel and herring. Next, just a touch of medicinal rub which is immediately pushed aside by the juicier aroma of grape tomatoes. A just-extinguished tobacco-and-vanilla candle lends some delicate smoke. PALATE: The coastal quality is still there, but smothered in sweet and flavourful sauce. Fresh mussels with a squeeze of lime juice are served with crusty, ashy bread, baked in a wood-fire oven. FINISH: Beachy, hazy smoke with a shadow of stone fruit. Lastly, a creamy banana milkshake stays on, with a touch of Madagascan vanilla.