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Benromach 28 yo 1965 / 1993 Cadenhead 47.6% vs Laphroaig 10 yo ‘Original Cask Strength’ 57.3% 33.33cl duty free bottle

Benromach 28 yo 1965 / 1993 Cadenhead 47.6%

An old polished nose of gleaming pine and cedar dosed with plenty of camphor and pine needles. Benromach seems to tend to a dry herbaceous quality but here it’s great. Dried juniper berries, lampblack, tea leaves, and shoe polish next to oily copper braziers. Nutmeg lozenges and something incense like. On the tongue it’s surprisingly oily, but lurches unceremoniously towards crystallised peel, now quickly collapsing under a haze of burnt nuts and woodsmoke. A little clumsy, and a little short but what alchemy! 88 pts The nose though!

Laphroaig 10 yo ‘Original Cask Strength’ 57.3% 33.33cl duty free bottle

I’ve tried this one in various volumes and they have all been utterly glorious. Here I find no exception. Everytime I drink this I am blown away by the murky phenol laden depths of the peat in these bottles. It is an oozing black peat that speaks of oils and ancient tar pits buried under the gravity of compressed millenia. A far cry from the hot ash and iodine peat sort of Laphroaig of a later time. 93 pts

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