A week ago the latest Laphroaig 10 yo cs came out. These cask strength releases of the 10 year old are coming out every year as a small batch release. This is batch 008 already and they are very popular, so you have to be quick to get one. They are so popular because they never dissapoint. Hopefully it will be the same quality with this batch.
I did taste a few of the other batches, but unfortunately I have never written any notes. So I cannot compare this one to the other batches.
The Laphraoig 10 yo cask strength is non-chill filtered and bottled at 59,2% abv.
Laphroaig 10 yo cs tasting notes:
Nose: Smoke and burnt oak! Tobacco, rubber, leather, brine, but also a bit fruity with hints of orange and lemon.
Taste: A lot of peat, a bit of burnt oak, a feint hint of vanilla, nougat, it also got some anise flavour to it, and a bit salty at the end.
Finish: The finish is mid long, with hints of liquorice, iodine, caramel, sea salt and a feint hint of vanilla.
I can only say that this is a very good whisky! It needs a few drops of water and then it really opens. Good quality and the price is good as well. Laphroaig is doing a good job with these annual releases. Almost too bad that they come in this small releases, but then again it is always a nice surprise how these batches will taste.