Silver Medal at Malt Maniacs Awards 2011
Few whiskies are as sought after as an Islay malt matured in a sherry cask: the interplay of strong peat and the winey character imparted by the oak is highly unusual, and yet often surprising and delicious. The intensely smoky aromas fight for domination over the dry and fruity notes of the sherry, and the battle never seems to end… Tons of peat, peaches, candied oranges, leather, mint and camphor are only a few of the mind-blowing flavours: the result is a malt which is robust, lively, and highly flamboyant. As it evolves in the glass, it never shows the same face twice, rewarding with hours of enjoyment. This Laphroaig is a treat for all connoisseurs, one of those stunning and rare bottlings which immediately become legends.