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Laphroaig 1960 40 year 42.4% OB

 
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lincoln imp
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Laphroaig 1960 40 year 42.4% OB Reply with quote

Colour - deep copper

Nose - peat and sherry tightly combined, faints hints of banana, brine, seaweed, toffee, ice cream wafer, caramels, touch of honey and dried fruits with a dose of English breakfast marmalade.

Palate - Sweet peat mixing beautifully with the sherry, the peat is not overpowering in any way and stewed fruits come through, grapefruit, pineapple & mango, a little chocolate and Turkish delight notes perhaps a little rhubarb and custard?

Finish - Getting sweeter with the peat coming back a little.

With water the nose is more distant and the palate is more restrained, a little weaker so do not add more than a few drops.

This is the sort of elegant restrained whisky that I like but not worth anywhere near the silly money people pay for it now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had the pleasure of trying this whisky. Sounds like one I would certainly enjoy. Thanks for your perspective and notes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quaich1 wrote:
I haven't had the pleasure of trying this whisky. Sounds like one I would certainly enjoy. Thanks for your perspective and notes.


Thanks, It is always difficult with drams like this not to be too subjective but it is quite a fragile whisky and quite delicate, certainly nothing like any other Laphy, well the 30 year was also a little delicate but not had that for a while.
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