Tasted by us with Laphroaig's Distillery Manager, John Campbell:
Nose:Very big. This is a beast of a whisky, with a breakfast character (granary toast, salty butter, a touch of orange juice and coffee). After a while of nosing it you’ll start to get banana loaf, developing alongside the applewood smoke, perhaps even cocoa too.
Palate:Very rounded and thick. Golden Syrup? Salt spray, fiery wood spices, dark and brooding peat, star anise, dark chocolate and stewed prunes.
Finish:Very long, with liquorice, Seville orange marmalade, salty butter and kippers.