This edition by edition is triple matured in ex-Bourbon, Quarter casks and last, but not least, PX Sherry casks. For a Laphroaig, it is not that “in your face” at first in the smell. After a couple of minutes, the peat and the PX Sherry heaviness starts to come forward.
This heaviness shows again in the taste. Thick Sherry influence to accompany the medicinal Laphroaig peat. Sweet vanilla comes forward in the finish with some ashes. The sweet dried fruits stays for a loooong time.
The balance is actually quite good, but I think I miss some depth… It’s mostly just peat and thick sweet PX Sherry influence. It’s still good though, and goes great with a good Pilsner. I will give this 84/100 (21/21/21/21).