Цена: между 70 и 80 лв.
Laphroaig 10 y.o. single malt whisky
After so many „standard“ whiskies came time for a friend with „blue blood“. Why blue – because „Laphroaig“ is the favourite whisky of Prince Charles of Wales and he likes boozing it /excuse me for the rough expression, your Majesty, but I guess you don’t spare it/. The story, however, is even more interesting.
In the year that the Prince of Wales has visited the distillery – 1994, has been taken up an initiative, the expression of which is that green piece of paper from the photo, named „passport“. Everyone, who buy a bottle of that whisky „receive“ a piece of land on the Scottish island of Islay, where the distillery is located, and is invited to visit its „possession“ and to get its „rent“ in the form of a sip or two of Laphroaig whisky. Catchy, isn’t It? I like the idea and it is quite original. And the distillery itself was founded in 1815. by Donald and Alexander Johnston. The name of the distillery is derived from Gaelic and is related to the geographical landmarks around the distillery. An interesting fact is that during the Prohibition in the U.S., Laphroaig has been available as medicine with doctor’s prescription. Going to doctor to prescribe you whisky. Would you visit this kind of medics? 🙂 Currently is owned by Japanese company “Suntory”. And as to the Japanese whiskies – we’ll talk about them soon. 🙂
Now essentially. I have mentioned and before that strongly peated insular flavor/ taste is not my favourite. That’s why I won’t give an assessment. What can I say about the aroma? Strong, intrusive, strongly smoked, reminding me the smell of watercolor paints, which and now are available in the bookstores. Also perceptible is iodine, salt, lemon notes and slight sweetness. The taste is also expressive and intrusive. The powerful presence of peat /the insular peat is different from that in the rest of Scotland – instead of wood origin, it consists of sediments and algae, which for centuries have been washed by the salty sea waters of the Atlantic/ is available combined with strongly smoked taste /not like of baked cake/. The finish is long and comprehensive. Slightly spicy.
In summary: this is a great whisky for those who like the strong presence of peat in drink. It won’t be my favourite but it worth tasting.
Price: between 70 and 80 lv.