Laphroaig 10 – 1970’s

Rating: 7 out of 10

Nose: sherry, peat, tropical fruits, OBE (Old Bottle Effect). Herbal sherry notes with a touch of saltyness. There’s quite a lot of OBE in this bottling, which I think doesn’t do this whisky much good. It feels like the peat has lost most of it’s intensity, and mingled in with the rest of the aromas, leaving us with a very nice, very rounded, but not very characterfull nose.
Mouth: quite sweet and reasonably powerfull, but it’s the same story as with the nose. It’s nice, but not very distinctive. The OBE has taken over here, and mellowed everything out. Don’t get me wrong: this isn’t bad at all! It’s just that it doesn’t have any distinct features anymore.
Finish: Medium long, sweet and spicy.

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