|Two peaty monsters side by side.|
|Old whisky metal carton lids to keep in the aroma.|
Laphroaig Quarter Cask NAS 48% ALV 700ml bottle
Color - light tan (-1 amber)
Nose (neat) - upfront, strong but tempered initial peat followed by malt, honey, iodine, phenolic. Later nosing produced old leather boots
Taste (neat) - caramel, oaky wood, vanilla, golden syrup
Nose (water) - peat mixes in well, strong vanilla, iodine, sea breeze
Taste (water) - sweet, vanilla and oak
Finish - Long lasting sweetness and the vanilla
Conclusion - A strong peaty blast with residual sweetness.
Ardbeg 10 46% ALV 700ml bottle (new)
Color - light white wine (-2 amber)
Nose (neat) -Strong but muted peat, balanced with lychees and sweet corn sugar syrup
Taste (neat) - vanilla, sweet, young oak, woody, iodine, tea, sea salt
Nose (water) -peat recedes, toffee and caramel caramel with a hint of strawberries
Finish - Nice and long.
Conclusion -Excellent. I will need more time with this one.