It's aged for a quarter century in a combination of large Oloroso sherry butts and ex-Bourbon barrels, proving that good things are worth the wait. This mellow single malt Scotch has the distinctive flavor of Laphroaig — peat smoke with a medicinal edge — met by creamy vanilla flavors from American oak and spiced apple from the sherry casks.
A long, warm finish leaves a lasting impression. It is bottled at cask strength, which means it isn't watered down before bottling. Usually you would only sample whisky this powerful at source. If you find the straight-from-barrel flavor overwhelming, temper it with a splash of water or a few ice cubes.