Laphroaig 25 Year Old 1989 vintage Islay single malt Scotch. Single cask refill hogshead #10351 bottled July 2014 by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Director's Cut series. 42 bottles.
NOSE: Opens with a burnt caramel sweetness – coal fire smoke & chimney soot.
PALATE: The polished oak style runs to smoke from casks being charred – combined with a surprisingly fruity quality.
FINISH: Long – now the Islay character truly appears with cigar smoke & sweet bonfire ashes.
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.