Laphroaig Lp1 - Elements of Islay
Added on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM
  Bottler: Speciality Drinks Ltd
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.80 % Region: Islay
  Price: $45 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
I am very close to giving this an A- but need to try it again to make sure. Regardless, it's a very good whisky if you like Laphroaig. Side by side with Lagavulin 16 (my south Islay benchmark), I preferred this. The nose has the maple syrup sherry mixed with gauze and iodine and sea air, and wet Islay peat bog. The palate is something like a cask strength version of Laphroaig 15, but richer with all of the syrup, medicinal, and peat flavors.  A hint of salt and pepper. And the finish turns to more of the sweetness, lighter syrup.  Long and satisfying. 
I tried all three of the first releases (La1, Ar1, CI1) together and this one was my favorite.  A rather lemony version of Laphroaig, big peat with a lot of spicy zing.  Good stuff. 

No notes (but I've sucked down 3 bottle)

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