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Laphroaig 15 year old, 43%

Price: $80 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Now you see it, now you don't. Brought back like Frank Sinatra for last year's 200th anniversary celebrations, here's Laphroaig in gentle Islay sunset mode, all soft fruits and oils. There's typical marine-like smokiness of course—particularly on the palate. I'd go neat with this to observe what is rather excellent balance. And snap it up, who knows when there will be another?