Laphroaig 21 Year Old Director's Cut Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. 1990 vintage single refill hogshead #8905 bottled August 2012 by Douglas Laing & Co.
Nose: Weaves sweetly - then salty - showing liquorice, iodine and barley.
Palate: Opens subtly till the peat appears followed by malt, tar, ash & soot.
Finish: Phenolic and creosoted with coal dust, oily rags - more salt & soot.
Laphroaig Distillery was established in 1815 on the rocky south coast of the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. Laphroaig is a malt whisky distillery which continues to malt barley using its traditional malting floors and malt kiln. In 1994 Laphroaig was awarded the Royal Warrant. Visitors are welcomed at the Laphroaig Distillery visitor centre where distillery tours are available. Laphroaig Distillery participates in Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.