My love for Laphroaig is no secret, but the levels of admiration vary between malts. For instance, I thoroughly enjoy the new Laphroaig Lore with its sherried richness. On the other hand, Laphroaig Select comes across as a touch anemic for my tastes. Its signature peaty character didnt shine through.
Does that mean I won?t like older Laphroaig expressions? After all, and I?m painting in broad strokes here, the peat component tends to calm down the older a whisky becomes. Not necessarily. I generally find that well made whiskies full of character like Laphroaig age well, and their bold nature is refined as the years pass by.