Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Insider knowledge: Laphroaig 15 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (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 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Smoky and rich, motor oil and salted, smoked almonds, plume and pepper.
Palate: Punchy and aniseed-rich, notes of lemon zest, black pepper and sticking plasters.
Finish: Long, peaty finish with lemon and caramel.