Laphroaig 15 (Signatory Vintage 1996/2012 Cask #8511) Review

This is a 15 year Laphroaig bottled by Signatory Vintage at 54.3% ABV.

Nose: Raspberries, black berries, cinnamon, red hots, fresh sawn oak, and mild peat. A very cool, fruity nose from a relatively young Laphroaig.

Palate: Very fruity still taking on more lemon/blueberry notes with vanilla and anise. Again, somehow the peat takes a backseat to these fruity notes.

Finish: Fresh oak and peat with lemon curd.

Rating: 88/100 – A very good Laphroaig if you like lighter peat/heavier fruit ones.

Value for the money: The cheapest I can find this online currently is $240 which is pushing it. I suspect this originally retailed closer to $160 or so, and I would gladly buy at that price.

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