Laphroaig 32 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Note: Box has come from a private collection and as such has some minor creasing/scuffing/scratches/handling marks.
Laphroaig's 200th anniversary celebrations have been leading up to this extraordinary grandfather release, with just 5,880 bottles made available worldwide. The whisky was exclusively drawn from first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks filled between 1980 and 1983, and reportedly, around 80% of the contents is actually 34-35 years of age.
Other reviews... This whisky is the fourth in a series of special bottlings marking Laphroaig’s 200th anniversary in 2015, and is a limited-edition release. It was matured in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, and the nose is smoky and sweet with notes of barbecue sauce, grilled meat, and hints of figs and brine that don’t overpower the nose, but give hints of a gentle strength. The taste is luscious and sweet at first, followed by intense peatiness and cinnamon spice with hints of heather, brine, and honey in the background. The finish is very smooth, but still forceful with good spices and peat smoke along with hints of honey, vanilla, and cocoa. It’s the whisky equivalent of an iron fist in a velvet glove. (June, 2015) Editor’s note: These tasting notes are based on a sample of the final pre-release batch at around 54% ABV. There may be subtle differences between this sample and the consumer release. 95 points - www.whiskycast.com