Laphroaig 1974 (La Maison Du Whisky)
Added on Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 07:51 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 31 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1974 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 49.70 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Tasted from a sample pack of "The Collector" series from La Maison Du Whisky.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Reminiscent of the 30 Yr but more deep and intense.  Huge.  Fantastic.   All sorts of stuff going on.
P:  Rich and chocolaty, much more peat emerges, but excessive dryness and a hint of sulfur detracts...
F:  Super long, super dry.
This is a monster whisky for sure, but as much as I want to do it, I can't elevate it to the superstar status that the reviews and price indicate (bottles go for over $1000, so I am told).  Maybe I need to try 2000 more whiskies and I'll figure out the difference between good sulfur and bad sulfur.

UPDATE:  Well, it only took about 600 whiskies for me to appreciate good sulfur.   So perhaps if tasted again I might rate it higher. 
Nose of sweet smoke and -- BBQ pork!  Some dried fruit and wine notes too.  In the mouth, this is elegant, rich, and smooth.  Sherry, smoke, wood, and nuts.  A syrupy texture, but not taste.  This is quite a dry whisky, probably too much so for my tastes.  The finish is smoky, bitter, and the bbq pork flavor emerges here.  A whisky you can drink at length and new characteristics continue to reveal themselves.  Good but not that great. 
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