Laphroaig 15 Year Old (200th Anniversary Edition)

Laphroaig 15 Year Old (200th Anniversary Edition)

(0.75l, 43%)


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History re-peat-s itself.

Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. Laphroaig is famous for producing some of the smokiest Whiskies in the world with a distinct flavor, in huge part influenced by the vicinity of the coast and the high moss content of its peat. We’re talking about Whisky royalty right here, so it’s no wonder this is also the favorite of Prince Charles, who gave Laphroaig permission to use his royal warrant on all the bottles.

Speaking of the heir to the British throne - you want to know which Laphroaig particularly was his favorite? It is the 15-year-old, yes Sir. Once upon a time the flagship expression of the vaunted establishment, it has been discontinued in 2009, but to the delight of Whisky fans around the world makes a reappearance as Laphroaig 15YO 200th Anniversary for a limited time only, as part of the bicentennial celebrations of the distillery.

For those of you, who expect a wild rapacious Laphroaig in the bottle, be prepared for a lighter, more elegant expression. The same mellow, peaty flavor that made a hit 30 years ago and gained all those praise and awards throughout the past decades is back. It is made in the same way as the original, where selective casks with particular qualities are hand-pick to provide the special flavor.

The original 15YO is extremely rare, a true Whisky treasure and of course priced accordingly. So here’s your chance to grab a bargain, one of the most sought-after bottles of the year and a piece of history to boot.

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citrus
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banana
honey
mango
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Banana, citrus and mango.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Tobacco, cream with spicy pepper notes.

Finish
Vanilla, honey with smoky notes definitely present there.

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Ratings & Reviews
Robert
Robert,
Very good. Less Smokey, peaty and iodine than the 10 year. Turns a tad sweet with lingering spice. Def taste the vanilla and honey flavor. Feels a little thicker than the 10 year as well. Delicious dram.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
A glorious glass of smoke
 
Donald
Donald,
I like the 10 year old better.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, medium to full bodied, vanilla, peat, hint of sweetness, beautiful.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Exceptional. I love the Laphroaig 10 year old but this is something very different. You have powerful yet delightful smoke, not as much as a 'punch in the mouth' as the 10, yet no less a Laphroaig.
 
Alec
Alec,
I was worried the phenols would be far too strong on this, similar to a Lagavulin 16, but when I opened the bottle and tasted a few sips it was amazing. The smokiness is very smooth and mellow, fresh Granny Smith apple shows with a bit of a caramel undertone, at least for me. The phenols come in on the background with a touch of peat at the end. Really outstanding stuff.
 
Eric
Eric,
Excellence.
 
Mark
Mark,
Excallent flavor. Hint of earthy taste.
 
guest
guest,
He Wes , how do I get the bottle from you? Ed
 
Brian
Brian,
Laphroaig 10 Yr is my favorite go to Islay Single Malt dram and the 15 Yr 200th Anniversary Edition is a SPECIAL Treat even more of what makes the 10 Yr so drinkable. Citrus & Earthy Peat Smoke on the Nose with just a touch of the briny sea becomes even fuller adding in the carmel, vanilla and toffee notes from the oak when opened with a few drops of water. Wonderful smooth flavor and full mouthfeel with a surprising upfront sweetness followed by a rolling finish of flavors revealed in the nose, ending with delicious light smokiness...just right
 
Gene
Gene,
A nice finish and the solid peat smokiness completes this fine whiskey, it just a little less smooth than its excellent older brother, the 18 year and a little easier to find.
 
Dave
Dave,
Very smooth and balance nice smoky finish
 
yoshio
yoshio,
haven't opened it yet. will be awhile before I partake
 
Graham
Graham,
One of their best. Puts the 12 year to shame.
 
milton
milton,
Outstanding, smooth, all that you might expect...
 
Wes
Wes,
I did not like this at all and would not recommend to anyone. I still have the bottle if anyone is interested.
 
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