Review #1434 – Laphroaig 16yr Limited Release

The Schtick: This is a limited release of 16yr Laphroaig spirit. Bottled at a healthy 48% ABV after 16 years of aging in ex-bourbon, this release was an Amazon exclusive for the Fall of 2019.

Review #1434 | Scotch Review #492

Distiller: Laphroaig

Bottler: Laphroaig

Brand: Laphroaig

Selection: N/A

ABV: 48% ABV

Age: 16 Years

Nose: Powerful peat, iodine, buttery biscuit, caramel, lemon candy and pepper.

Taste: Medium to thick mouth feel. Sweet honey, toffee, caramel and lemon. Some pepper, iodine, caramel and oak. Sweeter than peatier, with smoke far more in check than the nose.

Finish: Short, but sweet and delicious. Smoke balances, with oak keeping everything in check.

Overall: Very nice, balanced and sweet, though some more peat could serve the finish well.

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Rank: 6

10 Most Recent Laphroaig Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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