Laphroaig 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig is definitely one of those drams I have a connection to, having joined the Friends of Laphroaig almost 20 years ago (my anniversary is January), so having the opportunity to sample a 30 year old single cask had me a little giddy.
There's a definite emotional connection but this is also a stand out dram, filled with those classic flavours of antiseptic, coal tar and fruity smoke, it goes lighter and softer and is a seriously easy drinker, dangerously so at this type of value and age.
If you can find one, buy it, enjoy it with friends and smile.... lots.
Sold out at Master of Malt and all the others i could see, but you might be lucky to find one somewhere.
Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample as part of my Douglas Laing Fellows pack.
Coal tar soap, German caffeine shampoo, dusty dunnage warehouse, creosote, very light and delicate for a laphroaig, some shellfish notes in the background, very enticing juicy chalky notes
Ash covered soft fruits, it’s hugely ashy smoky and charcoal like but with so many juicy fruits, including the chewing gum, coming through, seriously tasty stuff.
Ashy fruity wow
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