Original Cask Strength Batch 005.
From some time, once a year, Laphroaig prepars a special edition of their 10 year old whisky as a cask strength. The same distillery has progressed this year and in February 2013 presented Release 5 – batch 005.
And here it is. Laphroaig 10 years old Original Cask Strength Batch 005, bottled in February 2013, cask strength 57.2% ABV, unchillfiltered.
Not saying much more, lets taste it.
N: just extinguished fireplace, ash, smoke, peat, further emerge refreshing notes, a little sweet, delicate vanilla and rhubarb compote, tar and something like grapefruit, melon, followed by the earth, with the addition of water – everything is magnified, mineral, more smoke and peat, water opens sea and hospital side of this single malt, there is a classic Lysol, shoe or floor polish with a sweet finish, the local fishing port, drying nets, smoked mackerel,
T: explosion of flavors, begins very intense, slightly sour, then very peaty and smoky, earthy, feeling of face impact on the ground (like in the little boys years, as far as I remember it), but paradoxically positive and interesting – it does not hurt, on the way to peat there are also plums, the addition of water make that fruit notes become more pronounced, there is also a pepper and typical sea and hospital impressions, smoked fish, mackerel, also chocolate and espresso,
F: long intense with smoke and peat, even with a hint of pepper.