Laphroaig 17 (Signatory Vintage 1997/2014 Cask #3354) Review

This is a 17 year Laphroaig that was matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead, selected by Binny’s, and bottled at 54.7% ABV.

Nose: Very ashy and full of peat with a helping of lemon curd alongside burning dried leaves.

Palate: Grapefruit juice up front cutting through the ashy peat – lemon meringue and smoked fish.

Finish: Peat and sweet smoke lingers with slight apple cider vinegar note.

Rating: 88/100 – A solid Laphroaig that’s a bit heavier on the peat side than I expected at 17 years.

Value for the money: This retailed for $130 which is a pretty fair price for  the quality of this expression.

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