n: Floral peat smoke, cinnamon candle, and those orange gummy candies with sugar all over them. An inviting sweet nose with a strong dose of wet ash.
t: Smokey heather with a whole lot of wood influence, then the brine & salt takes over. Bacon fat in bean soup. Surprisingly delicate on the phenols. The middle goes back to an orange citrus wax with youthful sweetness. The long finish is pure wet driftwood char.
More complex and fun than the 10 (and a bunch of other Laphroaigs).
side-by-side with the newest release vs previous one:
new release seems to have a little more sherry in the mix. Very similar profiles but leaning towards the new with a bit more fruit to balance the smoke and brine.