Islay Whisky Classics No.15 – Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength Batch 002

In Early 2009 Laphroaig changed their policy with the 10yo Cask Strength , gone was the standard abv and in came small batches with different abv’s for each batch……

Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength Batch 002

Batch 002 was bottled in January 2010 at 58.3% abv , almost Golden Syrup in colour , the nose is really (and i mean really ) medicinal , vegetal , quite farm yardy , sea shore , potent i think is the word and really nice ! The palate is…… pungent , like Laphroaig of old , medicinal , iodiney , peaty , sweet  and nettles……. Bloody hell that is good ! The finish is long , medicinal , peaty and creamy .

This is bloody good stuff , takes me back to the 80’s , a cracking dram ! I do own Batches 001 and 003 , they are un-opened but i have tried them in a bar and they do not disappoint ! Probably the best bang for bucks Laphroaigs on the market !  

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