Tasting 24 samples totally blind in December 2020, you can find more here. All notes except the very last few sentences are written before reveal. Disclaimer: These are all very small drams, around 1.5 cl each, so doing a proper tasting is challenging. I'll do my best!
0.9 (Amontillado sherry)
Medium peat. Grassy, fresh, herbal. Mustard seeds, yeast, pepper.
Barn floor, pepper, dryness.
Dry. hay, pepper, tiny hint of some fruitiness and citrus.
All too dry and grassy. It's really heavy on the harsh barn floor profile but nothing much else to make it interesting. Doesn't check many of my boxes.
Guess: Hard to say. A young medium-peated Islay, 43%.
Reveal: Laphroaig Triple Wood. Wow, loved the PX cask. It had so much more depth! The only difference between those bottling should be the finishing cask (PX vs Oloroso). Blind tastings are useful, aren't they? Did not expect back-to-back Laphroaigs! Huge difference.
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