Scotland, Islay, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 48% ABV
A much-loved release from Laphroaig. This was originally launched for the duty-free market, and it is a tour de force from the Islay distillery. First off, they mature this in bourbon barrels, before transfer into quarter casks, and a third maturation in Oloroso sherry European oak butts. Astonishing with oodles of peat smoke and sweetness.