Laphroaig Càirdeas Cask Strength Triple Wood (2019 Release), 59.5%

Price: $80 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This was first matured in bourbon barrels, then in quarter casks, and finally in European oak oloroso casks. The nose is rich, with iodine-soaked peat, barbecued meat, almonds, toffee, vanilla, and orange. More peat, then orange on the palate, with cigar smoke, dried fruits, cloves, and sea salt. The finish is lengthy and spicy, with orange peel and dark chocolate. (Individual reviewer rating: 93)