Alexander Murray Laphroaig 12 Year 2005 Scotch Whiskey
Recognized the world round for everything medicinal: not only are distillery bottlings presented in an apothecary-style green and white bottle, evocative of nightmarish childhood visits to the medicine cabinet, many also perceive its flavor profile a close relative to cough medicine, whilst others lap it up for its fiercely acquired taste. Definitely a love-it-or-hate-it type dram.
The distinctly medicinal flavor characteristic that is found in the spirit produced at Laphroaig is a result of the peat utilized during the malting process, which like very few distilleries in Scotland is still conducted at the site of the distillery in a traditional manner. The distillery maintains access to its own unique peat beds, at Glen Machrie, whose peat contains relatively high levels of ‘Sphagnum’, which develop iodine-like flavors during production.
On top of the potency of raw ingredients used at Laphroaig, the distillery’s process retains a large amount of phenols (ppm) in its new-make, making its whisky a fierce beast that requires robust maturation to develop graceful. Well-matured expressions, however, are absolutely sublime.
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