Laphroaig 32yo

Laphroaig has celebrated the 200th anniversary with a series of 6 releases, the last to be released was this 32yo expression. The whisky has been fully matured in oloroso sherry casks for the full 32 years, it is a limited edition and only 6000 bottles have been made available. This expression has been bottled at the cask strength of 46.6%abv.

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Nose.. The nose is so aromatic, you are instantly pulled in, a big bold hit of dried fruits rush over you pulling the most glorious vanilla and toffee sweetness along, subtle smoke rises delicatley over a fruity backbone. Baked pears drizzled with rich honey and cinnamon tantalise your nostrils,then  ginger bread and dark chocolate just decide to say hello.

 

Palate.. It’s a rush of flavours.. Big, bold  and intense. Candied oranges, dates, figs and toffee apples ride on the back of the smokey express train, wave after wave of vanilla, toffee and caramel do battle with a Spiced up army of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. There is a Devine oaky taste that complements the oily textures that coat every part of your tounge.

 

Finish.. Long, dry with a mixture of sweet and spicy notes.

 

Thoughts..  Every now and again you get the chance to try something special, you build yourself up to a giddiness of expectations, most of the time you fall with such a bang you hurt your head.. NOT this time, from the very moment you open the box and pour yourself that first dram to the very last extracted flavour you manage to detect your every expectation is met. There are so many levels to this whisky, it has a complexity and an unrivalled level of flavours from any Laphroaig  I have ever had.  This whisky has to be up there with the very very best malts in the world.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Kalvin says:

    Hi i am kalvin, its my first time to visit your blog and when i read this post i thought i should comment due to how close your notes are to my thoughts, this is a great post.

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  2. Menotyou says:

    A great review, your notes make my mouth water.

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  3. Isabella says:

    I try this last year and am blown away how good it was but price is too much for me. I wanted to buy bottle but could not afford one so I think you very lucky to have some.

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  4. J says:

    Yo mate that’s some serious whisky by the sound of things, just wish I could get my hands on s bottle.

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  5. Anton says:

    Very good words from you, I did try once with very fond memories of this whisky.

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  6. Nestor says:

    Shared and following – thanks for this. N

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  7. Edwin says:

    sehr gute Bewertung 👍

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  8. Marleena says:

    Thank you for your written review for this whisky, I buy this for myself before but I not tried this before.

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  9. Teddy says:

    Wow, this sounds like a drumming whisky.

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  10. sorrenkrebs says:

    It sure is a beauty 👍

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  11. Gail says:

    An absolutely amazing whisky.

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  12. Ewan jacobs says:

    It would be very nice to try a whisky like this. Unfortunately bottles like these are beyond my pocket. Thank you for this review.

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  13. Jacob says:

    A bit too expensive for me but good review. One I will never get to try.

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  14. sorrenkrebs says:

    The price is going up and up, but it is a stunning dram, I hope you get the chance to try it someday..

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  15. scotch101 says:

    Yikes $1200. I want, but that makes it untouchable. Oh well.

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  16. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi Mark. Thanks for your comments, this Laphroaig will make s perfect dram any day !

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  17. paddockjudge says:

    This would be the perfect dram for Christmas day…or any other day. Great site, thanks for sharing.

    mark

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