Top positive review
A nice 'easy' and rounded Islay whisky.
2 August 2017
If you're new to what I like to class as the 'classic' Islay single malt, jumping right into the deep end and taking a wee snifter of Laphroig 10 y/o might be a wee bit overwhelming on the 'ol senses as it can be roundly summed up as tasting a bit 'medicinal' and intensely peaty and smoky.
This 'select' Laphroig however is a bit more easy to get yourself acquainted with as it dials the peat and smoke back a little, but still delivers a pleasant dose of that Islay character to the senses - just in a more subtle fashion. On a cold night it will warm you right to the core if you take it straight, but it's just as nice with a dod of ice cold water in the warmer months and it's generally a very, very nice whisky to cradle and enjoy.