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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

LAPHROAIG 1991 29.124 'PREGNANCY TEA MIX' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

Lets move away from Ardbeg now and down the road towards the village of Port Ellen.
Before you reach Port Ellen you'll pass firstly, Lagavulin and then eventually Laphroaig where we'll make a stop for this next review.

This time I'll be reviewing a slightly older Laphroaig @20yo which should give us a more mellow profile of the Laphroaig wildness which I find missing in the distillery bottlings nowadays - except for the 10yo Cask Strength expression.


Laphroaig Distillery and bay, August 2009 © The Malt Desk
Laphroaig 1991 29.124 (14.10.1991/xx.09.2012) 20yo, 'Pregnancy Tea Mix' 56,9%, refill ex-sherry butt, 549 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is white wine

Nose:
Immensely sweet, banana, barley sugar, cake icing, burning twigs and 'Jamaican herbs' and warm sand. No rough edges at all, very mellow and it carries a surprising mashy/grainy note in spite of its age

Taste:
Fruity sweet peat smoke, spicy, lemon zest, honeyed and vanilla. Classic notes of salt and seaweed in there too. Hint of smoky blackcurrant and wet newspaper. On the finish some grilled veggie notes.

Lovely 'adult' Laphroaig this one. One to savour

88/100!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Claus, This sounds like a great dram! Thanks for reviewing!

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