pour me one, would you…maybe another one…how much for the bottle? give it to me!!
Laphroaig Cask Strength 10. Take a great Islay single malt and pull it straight from the cask— no funny business— and you get something that is truly breathtaking. Smell is strong, though not alcohol-heavy, with volumes of peat and spice. Taste is rich, deep, heavy with delicious peat, spice, sea salt and brine (in a good way). Finish is long peat and savory. This dram is not for the new whisky drinker. Hell, at over 55% alcohol a half bottle could kill a lightweight. Want to lessen the heat and add some sweetness, while letting the sea salt shine through? Add a bit of water and let it sit for a few minutes. Or if you’re nuts like me, drink it neat and just try to get the smile off your face. Wonderful stuff, and a good value for what you’re getting. Single malt Scotch. 10/10.