I've mentioned this whisky enough times in other videos so it's about time we finally reviewed it for our Youtube channel. So here it is, my personal favorite whisky and the one that really made me fall in love with exploring whiskies as a hobby: Laphroaig 10 single malt Scotch whisky.
This is a very smokey whisky from the Islay region of Scotland. The smokiness comes from the peat. Peat is a moss that grows in peat bogs that have been used as a heating fuel for thousands of years. Peated whiskies use a malted barley that has been dried with peat smoke.
Peated whiskies are my favorite kinds. They often bring a BBQ type flavor in addition to a briney saltiness.
Laphroaig 10 just has an amazing aroma that is so pleasurable you can sniff it for hours without even drinking it.
Nose: Smoke, medicinal, briney, BBQ meats
Taste: A flavor explosion that changes rapidly between smoke, sweet, salty.
Finish: Extremely long as the oils cling to the tongue. This is a slow sipper as the flavors constantly evolve and will continue to do so long after you've sipped.
So we know it's my favorite, but what does Mike think of this smoke bomb? Watch the video to hear his opinions.
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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