Signatory 13 year old (distilled at Laphroaig) 1993 vintage, 53.2%

Price: $60 Issue: Winter 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

A nicely balanced Laphroaig, with a soothing malty sweetness layered in between the smoke, peat, tarry rope, and iodine. Underlying notes of vanilla bean, caramel custard, grist, anise, coconut, blueberry, and a dusting of cocoa add subtle complexity.