This is a 15 year Laphroaig matured in a refill sherry butt in and bottled at 59.1% ABV.
Nose: Very pungent peat tinged with just a tiny hint of sherry – peat is quite ashy in character. Really not much else to the nose for me as the peat is so strong.
Palate: Huge peat bomb here again – strikes me as Octomore levels of peat and is definitely the peatiest Laphroaig I’ve had. Very ashy with only minor grape notes from the sherry with burnt hamburger notes in the background.
Finish: Peat lingers fully with the burnt meat/carbon notes.
Rating: 86/100 – If you’re a big peat head, then this will be right up your alley. It’s a bit of a one trick, but nice to have a big peat bomb like this here and there.
Value for the money: This was originally around $160 on K&L which is an ok price (I think they later lowered it after I bought it, but can’t remember for sure).