Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Laphroaig 15: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Getting back into Scotchy Scotch Scotch, we tasted a 15 year Islay single malt called Laphroaig.  Just to be up front... deliciousness ensued.  Laphroaig 15 is a Scotch drinker's Scotch. The nose salty, smoky, and quintessentially peaty.  It brings hints of cured meats, bacon, and smoked sea salts.  The taste would work with Louisiana flavors such as char-grilled oysters or an andouille smokehouse.  The whisky finishes with lingering smoke, strong flavors, and very balanced.  For some, the smoke from the peat fires on the malted barley will be overwhelming.  For others, that's where the fun begins.  Laphroaig 15 is amazingly smooth for such strong, earthy and smoky flavors.  If you want an Islay single malt for your collection, this is a great one.

Laphroaig 15 Year

Average Score 82.25

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

1 comment:

  1. How does this compare to the Laphroaig 1o yo? I have tried the 10yo and can safely say that I am not it's biggest fan. I enjoy the Lagavulin 16yo and feel the same about the Arbeg 10yo as the Laphroaig 10yo. I am interested to hear your's and anyone else's thoughts.


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