Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Creative Whisky Company
ABV: 55.9%
Score: 89 points

This 2005 Laphroaig single cask was bottled by the Creative Whisky Company at 8 years of age, and at cask-strength. The nose is classic Laphroaig – peaty and medicinal with iodine, heather, brine, and a touch of honey underneath. The taste is smoky, spicy, and intense with bursts of peat, cinnamon, black pepper and clove. The spices fade to a mouth-watering juiciness with a touch of grilled pineapple. The finish has lingering smoke with that same grilled pineapple note and hints of briny wet sand. (June, 2014)