Insider knowledge: Laphroaig 15 Year Old 1996 - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing) 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 - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Oily smoke, coastal notes, old ropes, chamomile and honey.
Palate: Hugely smoky and spiced, smoked almonds, sticking plasters, burning heather roots, butterscotch and TCP.
Finish: Sweet rum spices, Christmas pudding and oily smoke.