Islay Whisky TWE 10th Anniversary
Added on Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 at 10:22 PM
  Bottler: Specialty Drinks Ltd.
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: $51 Availability: Wide

Bottled for The Whisky Exchange's 10th anniversary online, "from a south-coast distillery very rarely available as an independent bottling." So um... Lagaphroaigbeg?


[Adam adds: Note that Laphroaig and Ardbeg are pretty available in indie botlings, so....] 

Member Ratings and Notes

Classic Islay nose of peat, smoked fish, medicinal notes.  Sweet peat on the palate with caramel and smoke.  Good peaty power. 


Tasting blind I guessed it was a young Laphroaig, and who knows, maybe it is. 

Young and peaty.  Probably too different to produce a fair rating when tasted blind with all of the sherry bombs.  But heavy young bacon grease flavors with BBQ smoke.  Some earthy notes that said Ardbeg and the bacon said Laphroaig.  If its most likely (and it is most likely) a Lagavulin, I am glad normal Lagavulin waits till it has spent some solid time in a cask......Will need a re-taste. 
Funny rotten fruit on the nose initially, fades into smoke.   The palate is fine, a decent peated whisky but doesn't stand out for me. 

Nose:  Root beer, cream soda, hay


Palate:  Prickly pear, sassafras, crazy green

Earthy and mossy, and not in a good way. 
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