Laphroaig 1987 Old Malt Cask
Added on Tuesday, Jul 8, 2008 at 09:13 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1987 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $115 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled March 2005
275 bottles
For you trivia buffs, this is the bottle Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) produces out of an automated whisky case in Iron Man.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
This is definitely one for Islayphiles.  Certainly smokey, definitely some medicinal aspects, sweet, and quite big.  The long finish continues waves of the previous with some spice mixed in (the label mentions that the finish is "smokily mentholated" and if you search for it, there is sort of a menthol/minty thing.).  There's some fire to this, 50/50 warming vs. burning, and water helps but diminishes the best flavors.  In some ways, this has noticable flavor/body similarities to the worshipful Lagavulin 21 (of course the Lag blows this away in depth and complexity and smoothness, but nevertheless this has noticeable shades of it).  All-in-all a nice little indie Laphroaig to have on your shelf.  B/B+ 
Chris
 
Very nice, enjoyable, well balanced, mildly sherried Laphroaig. 
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