In addition to the standard malt, Laphroaig also offers special bottlings from time to time. The Laphroaig 10yo Sherry Oak Finish with 48%is such a speciality. After American bourbon casks, it still matures in sherry casks and here still specifically an Oloroso sherry finish.
A nice intense aroma hits the nose right off the bat. It contains salt and iodine, but also turpentine. Dark chocolate and wet wood finish.
The taste explodes with a lot of pepper. The wet wood of the aroma is continued even more strongly. Notes of seaweed and smoke round out the flavor.
In the finish, the Laphroaig spoils beautifully warm and long. It is always pleasant and round. The warmth brought along at the beginning lasts a nice long time even after the sip has already reached its destination.
With this drop, Laphroaig has again succeeded in creating a truly beautiful Islay. He takes with his enjoyment on a beautiful journey. With the Sherry Oak Finish 10yo, the distillery remains true to its style and has increased its diversity again. In my rating, he receives 83/100 points.