Review: Laphroaig 14yo – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Feis Ile 2015

May15-Laphroaig14YOFeisIleDLLaphroaig 14 year old – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular – Feis Ile 2015 edition – 48.4% abv

Info: This is 14 years old, 48.4% abv. It’s a single cask refill butt DL10694 yielding 636 bottles.
Colour: Bright golden straw.
Nose: It’s got a good peaty nose with a slight tcp edge, but it’s sweet enough, quite summer fruity beneath it all.
Palate: Fairly thick oils, sweet & rich. Earthy peat and tcp – slightly more gentle than official bottles maybe, I prefer this, a nice abv level.  A slight floralness lingers.
Finish: Long and gentle with a peat reek finish. Fresher oak notes hang around, along with a slight costalness.
Thoughts: Better than the official bottlings in my opinion, easier to dram with even at the higher ABV. Nice work. No water needed.
Available: The Green Welly Stop – £89

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the sample.

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1 Response to Review: Laphroaig 14yo – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Feis Ile 2015

  1. Stephan De Bolle says:

    and this great whisky is also available in very limited quantity in Belgium in the good whiskyshop.

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