Insider knowledge: Laphroaig 15 Year Old 1996 - Signatory whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Laphroaig 15 Year Old 1996 - Signatory whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The nose is reminiscent of TCP and iodine with firm earthiness which leads to sweet vanilla pods and seaweed on the palate. Finally the finish is long, peaty and phenolic. This is classic unhampered Laphroaig!