Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lonach Laphroaig 10 year (46%, distilled 2005)

Have you ever heard someone say, "There's no such thing as bad sex (or pizza)"? Clearly those people haven't been laid enough or eaten a sufficient amount Italian food, because both can be pretty bleak.

But I'm often fond of saying, "There's no such thing as a bad Laphroaig." And I've yet to be proven wrong. Actually, that's why I'm trying so hard to avoid Laphroaig Lore and Laphroaig Four Oak: I don't want to lose my illusions.

Anyway, this Lonach Laphroaig 10 year was on sale for $55 at Specs, so I figured, "Why not?" 

And it's quite pleasant: nice peaty nose, solid Laphroaig flavor. But it's a bit watery and because it's def. not a first-fill bourbon cask, the vanilla notes are muted. For the same money, I'd much rather drink the Laphroaig 10 year Cask Strength, but this is rock solid stuff, if a bit generic and one-noted.

84 pts/B. Won't knock you socks off, but it's an understated Laphroaig that's easy to drink. I'll have no trouble finishing the bottle, but I would drink toilet water if it were peated.

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