An older style bottling of Laphroaig's 18yo single malt. Originally launched in 2009 as a limited-edition annual release and replacement for the 15yo, it was subsequently phased out at the end of 2016. Non-chillfiltered and bottled at 48%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: At bottling strength, a soft toffee sweet but faintly spicy flavour counterbalances the trace of delicate phenols and fruit. An all encompassing smoothness brings these together.
Palate: An instant warming tang of smoke fades into smooth floral scents, which blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and leaves a lasting sweetness on the taste.
Finish: Full bodied, long with a luxurious oily smoothness.