The Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 years is really smoky and iodine rich. It has to be one of Scotland’s most characterful drams. Laphroaig are known for their medicinal malts, and the classic 10 year old is no exception. Tasting note: Nose: This opens on big, smoky muscular peat notes. There are spices, and liquorice, as well as big dose of salt. This whisky has become slightly sweeter in recent years, and it appears beautifully on the nose, amidst the classic iodine/sticking plasters and cool wood smoke.
Palate: Seaweed-led, with a hint of vanilla ice cream and more than a whiff of notes from the first aid box (TCP, plasters etc). The oak is big, and muscles its way into the fore as you hold this whisky over your tongue. An upsurge of spices develop – cardamom/black pepper/ chilli.
Finish: Big and drying, as the savoury, tarry notes build up with an iodine complexity.
Overall: The only malt from Laphroaig’s range that John Campbell recommends with water, do try it. It opens up the palate massively, providing a dazzling array of additional flavours.
Awards for Laphroaig 10
Silver Outstanding- Scotch Single Malt- Islay- 2017 International Wine &Spirit Competition
3rd Place- Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Years – 2015 International Whisky Competition
Silver Outstanding- Scotch Single Malt – Islay -2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver Outstanding- Scotch Single Malt- Islay – 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition