Distilled Oct 1985
Bottled May 2016
This rare bottle of Laphroaig has acquired a rounded character and exceptional smoothness through its double maturation in first- and second-fill ex-Bourbon barrels. Savour Laphroaig 30 Year old while you can. Moments such as this come but once in a lifetime.
Bright Gold color.
Nose: Mandarin and mango rise to the fore tempered by toasted almond and coconut. Aromatic peat oils are interwoven, appearing as cedar, wintergreen and smoked sage. A drop of water releases flashes of honey and apricot.
Palate: A superbly oily mouth feel with orange peel, vanilla and coriander leaf, in a cedar cigar box alongside wild root ginseng.
Finish: Long and complex with lingering pulpy stone fruit and chewy green hand rolled tobacco.