Laphroaig 5yr Single Cask Nation 2011 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Laphroaig 5yr Single Cask Nation 2011

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  • Distiller:

    Laphroaig

  • Bottler:

    Single Cask Nation

  • ABV:

    57.9%

  • Age:

    5 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Single Cask Nation Laphroaig 5 Years is good. It’s odd, but it’s good.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: The finish is long with sweet smoke, salted caramel, spice cabinet, and a bit of cherry throat lozenge. Terrific stuff.
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  • Intro:

    This is an independent bottling of Laphroaig spirit that was procured by Single Cask Nation. It was aged in a bourbon hogshead and was bottled without coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Honey, almonds. Strong bandages and smoke, that iodine peat presence is unmistakable. Big bright lemon zest, faint salinity and rich vanilla cream.

  • Taste:

    Thick, rich, no real heat. Sweet and loaded with vanilla cream. The peat smoke swoops in though, bringing bandages, vegetal funk, iodine and caramel with it. Big pepper also makes a strong appearance. Its impressively sweet with lots of caramel, toffee and peanut brittle.

  • Finish:

    Short, rich and smokey. Lots of caramel and vanilla here, touch of salt, and a bright peaty finish. In your face, but doesnt last for hours.

  • Overall:

    I really had doubts about a 5yr Frog, but this was really incredible. The caramel note was welcome and integrated very well with the profile of peat and smoke that Laphroaig sets out for. I thought this was phenomenal.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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