Laphroaig/Leapfrog 1987 Murray McDavid
Added on Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008 at 10:34 PM
  Bottler: Murray McDavid
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1987 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Read the label if you're interested in the why of the name.  Gee, you think they were pissed?
Distilled March 1987  Bottled April 1999
Bourbon cask  Cask Ref: MM 2868
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of tart smoke, very familiar Islay character, with dust and leather.  Palate is traditional, peaty Islay smoke.  Finish is short. Not a lot to say about this one.  It's good and completely-somewhat-above-average peaty stuff. 
N: Powerful and peaty, with a little lemon cake.
P: Slighlty oily peat, balancing sweetness, good!
F: Fades initially but the peat lingers quite a while.

A perfectly good Laphroaig.  

BORING.  Generically scotch with faint peat.  C+


retaste: summer 2011


Ok, I don't know why I didn't like it last time but this is good.  Maybe it has to open for a few years.  Hopefully the Duke (Mole) will not notice this review as I hate to admit he's right.


n:  Reminds me of a good Port Ellen with iodine and buttery cinnamon


p: red hots with a flash finish.  Fresh asphalt




Peaty with floral citrus, fresh struck matches and a bit of soap


Blind retaste: B-

N: Toasted oats, maritime with citrus

P: Initially very briney but the citrus and peat balance it out

F: Toffee

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