Laphroaig 21 Year Old SMWS 29.259 Bessie Throttles a Kipper
Notes from the producer:
The initial aroma is beautifully medical, the definition of precision and grace in a whisky. Beyond there are cider apples, wild strawberries, glimmers of passionfruit, iodine tablets, mercurochrome, pineapple jelly, oil paint and putty. Aromatically majestic stuff! Water gives toasted hazelnuts, gorse flowers, brasso and wood polish. Balsamic glaze and a touch of frying pancetta linger in the background with a kippery smokiness. The palate is glossy with peat oils, assorted citrus peels, tea tree oil, tiger balm, a delicate sootiness, black tea, lime oil and a touch of damp chalk. A saline minerality holds everything together with compelling poise. With dilution the palate becomes beautifully saline with notes of black olives in brine, chopped parsley, raw iodine, a lick of antiseptic and limestone. A genuine showstopper. Matured for 19 years in a bourbon hogshead before transfer to a 1st fill Oloroso hogshead.
A limited edition of 252 bottles originally released for Feis Ile 2019.
Bottle size: 70cl
Shipped weight: 2kg