Laphroaig 1999 Warehouse Cask 5175
Back in the early days of my whisky drinking career one of the big whiskies i got into was Laphroaig, so much so that after receiving a bottle for a Christmas Present from my wife i used the code inside to join their Friends of Laphroaig scheme.
That was Christmas 1997 and my membership was validated and i became an official Friend of Laphroaig on 21st January 1998, 17 years ago today.
Over at Laphroaig it is possible to do the Water to Whisky Experience Tour which also includes samples from 3 different warehouse casks and the ability to bottle 250ml of your favourite, Johnnie (@JohnnieStumbler) from the The Nosing Arse blog has done and has sent me this little sample.
This is the 1999 Warehouse Cask 5175 which has a much more mineral like quality to it, with chalkyness, sawdust and vegetables, although also with a hint of sweetness still.
I really need to head back to Islay and do the Water to Whisky Experience tour at Laphroaig to try all of these casks and get the 250ml bottles to myself.
Earthy, dusty and sawdust with root vegetables carrots, parsnips, and potatoes, hints of lemongrass and sweet pickled lemons, waxy and oily with sweet fruity Bon bons and Edinburgh rock
Sweet smoky seafood and salty chip shop chips with starchy potatoes and pickled lemons, waxy and oily mouthfeel. Lovely and sweet and smoky
Sweet, smoky and lemony