A big discount on the Laphroaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) is almost impossible to find in Scotland so this is a good price, there's others like Hart Brothers from the same area, (I'll post one of them below this post) that I feel are as nice but are slightly cheaper:
Laphroaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Laphroaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Nicks Wines
This 18 year old release from Laphroaig distillery replaces the 15 year old bottling. The extra three years in the cask has softened the whisky slightly and added complexity. With extended time in barrel the compounds that contribute the peaty, smoky flavours tend to dissipate, allowing more of the wood's characteristics to shine. On the other hand, the rich and sometimes almost oily mouthfeel derived from the use of peat when producing whiskies remains regardless of age. This release is bottled at the higher strength of 48% bringing it into line with the most successful of Laphroaig's whiskies, 'Quarter Cask'. The higher strength will allow Laphroaig drinkers to enjoy a more 'authentic' experience.
This whisky is one of the best new Islay releases of recent years and a welcome (Some might say overdue!) return to form for Laphroaig, who have now made an outstanding contribution to the 18 Year old bracket. This whisky stands shoulder to shoulder with revered whiskies such as Talisker 18yo, Highland Park 18yo & Glenmorangie 18.
Tasting Notes: Pale straw colour with water like hue - such a light colour for a whisky of this age is a very positive indicator that colouring was not used. A deep, fresh nose delivers Laphroaig's distinctive wet wool/lanolin, vanilla cream biscuit, honey medley followed a touch of cocoa. Unquestionably Laphroaig, less the assertive iodine injection; not one characteristic overpowers another, the aroma is harmonious, and causes considerable excitement in anticipation of a sip. Rich, supple entry allows the flavours promised by the nose a spotlight on centre stage. Superb, creamy flavours of peat reek, tar, vanilla cream biscuit and honey are delivered with impressive length. The gently spicy, liquorice-like flourish on the finish is a treat. Exquisite balance. A very long lanolin, toasty oak, vanilla and honey aftertaste is followed by a late menthol cigarette fade. Bravo Laphroaig! 48.0% Alc./Vol.
I'm currently in Scotland and this is a pretty good deal, as it's almost impossible to find it for sale over here!