Yamazaki 12

Yamazaki 12, 43% ABV, acquired in trade. Nose: Honey, musty oak, sherry, honey dew, pears, nutmeg, vanilla, and a very slight heathered peat. Taste: Fresh citrus, chocolate fudge, vanilla, figs, and this really nice vicious malty note. Finish: Medium, very slight peat, fruit, chocolate, and malt notes linger. Thoughts: I really like this! I assume its ex-bourbon and sherry cask matured. The balance is right … Continue reading Yamazaki 12

Elements of Islay Peat Blend Full Proof

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing this whisky with me. So we’ve now had all of the different Laphroaigs. And we’ve enjoyed them, each in our own way. So how do we finish things? Another Laphroaig? That’s silly. No, we need a blended malt made up of only Islays. That’s closer. Either that or release a bull and some rodeo clowns and perhaps play the bongos. Either … Continue reading Elements of Islay Peat Blend Full Proof

Laphroaig 25 2008

Finally we’re onto my entry for the Laphroaig series, “To Quaff a Laphroaig”. We all had Laphroaigs, we all had time, we opened them up, and then drank them. Not at once though, because that would be silly. I’m not the kind of whisky drinker who typically buys high end whisky. I wish I was: However the raising prices means I’m typically sticking to samples, … Continue reading Laphroaig 25 2008

Laphroaig 18 1987 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Thanks to /u/Devoz for sharing a dram of this with me. Second and last IB of the Laphroaig of my current series, “To Quaff a Laphroaig”. We all had Laphroaigs, we all had time, we opened them up, and then drank them. Not at once though, because that would be silly. If you saw my last review, you’ll see I discussed a Laphroaig that was 18 … Continue reading Laphroaig 18 1987 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Laphroaig 18 1989 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing a sample of this whisky. First IB of the Laphroaig of my current series, “To Quaff a Laphroaig”. We all had Laphroaigs, we all had time, we opened them up, and then drank them. Not at once though, because that would be silly. Laphroaig 18 1989 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask comes to me because I, silly enough, said that last year … Continue reading Laphroaig 18 1989 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Laphroaig 18 [Re-review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing a dram of this one. Nostalgia is a set of rose coloured glasses that will forever poison the past with sugar. It makes us second guess if things were really better, or perhaps not. So when people discuss, with sadness, the discontinued Laphroaig 18 versus the Laphroaig 15 which replaced it. However I remember that people really enjoyed the Laphroaig 15 before Laphroaig 18 replaced … Continue reading Laphroaig 18 [Re-review]