Laphroaig 10 year old Cask Strength (Batch 011), 58.6%

Price: $70 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Laphroaig's latest batch continues the high standards set by previous releases. More sherry on the nose compared to Batch 010, with malt, sea spray, lemon, antiseptic, and big notes of peat. Citrus fruits, sherry, brine, and peat smoke on the full palate, with vanilla and charred oak. The finish is long, sweet, and medicinal, with licorice singed over a peat fire. Editors' Choice