Laphroaig 18 YO - Discontinued (700ml)
Discontinued in 2016. Very collectible.
Originally introduced in 2009, it superseded the popular 15-year-old, and represented one of the most exciting new Islay releases in years - a welcome (some might say overdue!) return to form for Laphroaig. The extra three years in the cask softens the whisky and ups the complexity. With extended time in barrel the compounds that contribute the peaty, smoky flavours tend to dissipate, allowing more of the wood and barley characteristics to shine through. On the other hand, the rich and sometimes oily mouthfeel derived from the use of peat when producing such whiskies remains.