Normally, the Laphroaig 10 would not need another introduction. It is one of THE most popular smoke bombs out there alongside other Islay classics such as the Ardbeg Ten or the Lagavulin 16. Nevertheless, there is no way I could exclude it from BarleyMania. On the one hand, I want to introduce this malt to all those who have not tried it yet, either because they are new to the world of whisky or because they have so far steered clear of the heavily peated stuff. And on the other hand, writing this little review is my way of saying “Thank you” to the Laphroaig 10. It was the first Scotch that showed me the foggy ‘n soggy Islay style and as such it will always have a special place in my heart… and in my whisky cabinet!
Eye: A light, yellow-ish shade of gold.
Nose: Intensive. A thick carpet of iodine and peat smoke forms a massive stage on which a soft-footed ensemble of sweeter fumes performs a mesmerzing ballet.
Palate: Earthy, smoky and dry. The bevvy equivalent to giving the Loch Ness Monster a French kiss.
Finish: Can you handle the peat? Hopefully so. Cause there is plenty of it!
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region: Scotland (Islay)
Age: 10 Years
Alc. volume: 40 per cent
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~33 Euro
More info: http://www.laphroaig.com