.laphroaig - 14yo - feis ile 2015 - douglas laing - old particular

Feis Ile 2015 was great, we were there for for some of the events, but as these things go; you can't have 'em all, and the busy schedule of our friends from Douglas Laing completely missed ours. We did however receive a sample of their first annual Feis Ile bottling...

48.4% abv, €150
single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: ash, smoke, burning meat, sweet, liquorice root, fresh eucalyptus leaves, floral, heather, hints of lavender - a 'dry' glass reveals seawater and cereals - beautiful
Palate: spicy, black pepper, sweet, honey, creamy, eucalyptus, smoke, red berries,blackberries,citrus, lemon peel
Finish: long, smoke, ash, sweet, honeycomb, fruit, cherries, blackberries, more eucalyptus freshness, hints of salt, citrus, tangy zest
Mark: ++++/+

Conclusion: Yeah... I'm there again. Lovely place, great whisky, and the Lads and Lassies of Douglas Laing have completely understood this was the right thing to bottle for a Feis.

More info: distilled in January 2001, matured in refill butt #DL 10694, bottled in February 2015 into 636 bottles

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