Sunday, November 22, 2015
The latest from a friend who had been traveling was a Laphroaig Select. This was an interesting whisky. It was unmistakably a Laphroaig with its sense of peat smoke and iodine, but it was a more refined version than I am used to drinking from Laphroaig. There seemed to be bits of caramel or toffee in this whisky. There was some elegance to this whisky and that made it quite appealing overall. At the risk of heresy it seemed like a Laphroaig's salute to its arch rival Lagavulin, a salute that is usually done with the middle finger of either hand. Whatever the motivation or intent it was a delicious whisky. At 40% alcohol it was highly drinkable.