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Laphroaig 15 years old 200 Anniversary

Laphroaig 15 years old 200 Anniversary

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Laphroaig's birtday […]

This year, Laphroaig celebrates its 200 birthday. On this occasion, the distillery introduced a 15-year old version of its nectar. Reportedly, 15 yo intended to replace the 18 yo, do not know if this rumor is true, but it would be consistent with the current prevailing trend, although on the other hand, it is not so long ago as it was 18 to replace the 15, hmm ... We shall see. [caption id=attachment_4598 align=alignnone width=801] Laphroaig 15 years old 200 Anniversary[/caption] [caption id=attachment_4599 align=alignnone width=801] Laphroaig 15 years old 200 Anniversary[/caption] N: surprisingly I do not have striking peat here, or maybe simply I got used to it, but a lot of citrus with lemon, lime, lemon peel and grapefruit, peat and smoke are naturally present and ... increase, with a lot of ash and mineral notes, with time these heavier elements are more evident, between them I have light pepper and traces of melissa or mint, at the end there is sea air; when I waded through it all, yet encountered vanilla and delicate caramel; and then ... paint, varnish, bandages, dentist and so on, it is true Laphroaig; T: here at once there is no doubt that this is Laphroaig, peat is evident and long-lasting, right behind it I find orange, nectarine, grapefruit and a drop of lemon, sea water, I have also a little of ginger, pleasant traces of wood, white pepper, and further even oatmeal; F: long, peaty with traces of orange, ginger and salt water. Score: 90. [caption id=attachment_4600 align=alignnone width=801] Laphroaig 15 years old 200 Anniversary[/caption] Despite initial softness (just in a few sniffs) 15 years old turned out to be a real Laphroaig with a large dose of peat and characteristic heavier accents. Of course, I wouldnt mind a higher ABV, just like in 18 yo (48% ABV). I do not remember exactly, but the previous version of 15 yo was characterized by greater gentleness. Increased brutality I accept without hesitation...

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(90 points)


  • islay

    Port Ellen 1979/2013, Rare Old, Gordon & MacPhail, 46%, Lot RO/12/08

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    Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    My year

    In fact, I wanted to write that here we have the first Port Ellen on the blog, but not, after all, it has already appeared on the occasion of Whisky Live Paris 2013 and Whisky Legend tasting. I will not go into unnecessary arguments that it is legendary distillery from Islay, closed in 1983. One only needs to be pointed out that this vintage 1979, bottled at 46% ABV in 2013, by an independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Lot nr RO/12/08. [caption id=attachment_4585 align=alignnone...

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  • Wild Turkey 81 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Wild Turkey 81 Proof

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (78 points)

    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Heres to the Bourbons that are already on the blog (Jim Beam, Makers Mark) joins Wild Turkey 81 Proof - 40.5% ABV. [caption id=attachment_4572 align=alignnone width=801] Wild Turkey 81 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey[/caption] C: gold; N: same sweet, vanilla, honey, caramel, toffee, a good dose of candied fruits, mainly cherries, hard candies, some dried plums, boiled corn while were at Bourbon;), and further oranges, orange peel; T: lightly at first, but...

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  • pernod ricard

    The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve NAS i 12 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    In a direct challenge

    Previously, I took a very good The Glenlivet 18 years old. Today I decided to compare the classic 12 year old with the new NAS - Founders Reserve, which reportedly intended to replace 12 years old version, at least in some markets. In Poland so far, both versions are available, well see how long. As you can see the overwhelming trend of the NAS (no age statement) also affected this distillery. It seems that it is inevitable if we analyze the data of Malt Scotch Whisky Association about the...

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  • glenlivet

    The Glenlivet 18 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    43% ABV

    The Glenlivet is one of the biggest brands in the world of single malts. I always used to associate it as a counterweight to the Glenfiddich. I think there is nothing surprising, since Glenlivet has the highest sale among single malts in the United States. This is a Speyside distillery, it lies in the village of Drumin. It was founded by George Smith in 1824 and was the first in the region to receive a license to produce whisky. Currently distillery belongs to Pernod Ricard (including e.g....

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  • diageo

    Knockando 15 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Richly Matured?

    Knockando Distillery is located in the village of the same name, near the river Spey. Founded in 1898, moreover, the first equipped with electricity. Currently it belongs to Diageo. On-site two spirit stills and two wash stills work. [caption id=attachment_4511 align=alignnone width=801] Knockando 15 years old[/caption] Knockando 15 years old, was bottled with 43% ABV and distilled in 1995. According to the producer it was aged in sherry and refill Bourbon casks. The distillery...

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  • Glenfarclas The Private Reserve 2003

    Glenfarclas The Private Reserve 2003/2011

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    8 years old

    I have a bottle of Glenfarclas The Private Reserve 2003 from February and Ive tasted it several times already to make sure what do I feel. Single malt was distilled in 2003 and bottled in November 2011, with 46% ABV, unchillfiltered. The color may be a natural, but I dont have such an information. To create this batch they used casks No: 9, 10, 11, 1875 and 1876. It doesnt say a lot, though the data is given on the bottle. I dont know what kind of casks we are dealing with, but after...

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  • Karuizawa 1964

    Karuizawa 1964, 48 years old

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    Testing / Tasting
    (96 points)

    For Wealth Solutions, Poland

    Karuizawa is one of my favorite distillery. It has appeared on the blog many times before. I also mentioned about Karuizawa 1964 for Wealth Solutions, eg. at this link. I posted there a video about the launch of this single malt, I recommend it as an introduction to this post. [caption id=attachment_4462 align=alignnone width=801] Karuizawa 1964[/caption] Karuizawa 1964 was distilled on 1st August 1964 and bottled on 24th December 2012 roku, with 57,7% ABV. Whisky matured 48 years...

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  • Royal Brackla 19 years old

    Royal Brackla 19 years old, 41% ABV

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    Testing / Tasting
    (83 points)

    Rarely seen single malt from Highlands

    Royal Brackla distillery is located in Nairn in the Scottish Highlands, approx. 25 km from Inverness. It belongs to John Dewar & Sons, which in turn is owned by Bacardi. It was built in 1812, and in 1833 King William IV authorized to use the adjective Royal, to distinguish whisky supplier to the royal court. [caption id=attachment_4444 align=alignnone width=801] Royal Brackla 19 years old[/caption] When I bought BenRiach 1988 Limited Release Generations Singapore Exclusive, by the...

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