This is batch 007 of the 10 year CS core expression from Laphroaig. It’s bottled at 56.3% ABV.
Nose: Peat takes on a very fresh earth type note – heavy but a bit muted somehow. Not quite as smoky as I remember – cocoa nibs and rotted oak round out the peat thick profile.
Palate: Peat dominant here again with slightly sour notes cutting it a tad – burnt meat and leaves tack on to an already dense, smoky palate.
Finish: Peat becoming a bit ashy here with heavily burnt oak.
Value for the money: This can be found around $55 or so depending on your market, and I think it makes an excellent buy at that price.