For greater authenticity we simply barrier filtered the whisky – the process utilized in the ones some distance off days – and bottled at a higher alcoholic strength.
The result surprised and delighted us. The extra oak influence creates a soft sweetness and velvety feel when first tasted, then the serious peatiness so unique to Laphroaig, comes bursting through.
The finish may be very long and alternates between the beauty and the peat.
NOSE: Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas
PALATE: Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness
FINISH: In point of fact long, and dries accurately with smoke and spice