Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Thanks to/u/xile_for pouring me this dram.

How do you end an epic tasting that includes good steak, beef bacon, sausages, and staring into the abyss? Why with a Laphroaig of course!

Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphiis to round out the tasting. And since it’s from Adelphi, I’m lucky that they listed the alcohol the information is so sparse.

So let’s just get to it, shall we?

Price:Sold out

Region:Islay

Vintage:1996

Bottled:2017

Cask Number:6581

Number of bottles:484

Abv:57.1%

Colour:7.5Y 9/8

Nose:Gengal, plantains, rubber, cocoa, sea air, visiting the ocean on a windy day

It starts off with wonderful heat. Kinda like ginger but hotter, as in pho. Good tropical starch notes, lovely rubber and earthy sweetness.

Water opens up to a lovely nice brine that builds and builds and makes you long for the beach. Or wherever you go when…

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