"The unmistakable odor of burning peat fire and crushed seashell dominate this whisky’s effusive nose. Fresh oak flavors bring a contrasting sweetness to the rich palate which deftly oscillates between toasted vanilla bean and smoke drenched barley." 95 Points 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
From the Whiskey Jug: "Recently the lads at Laphroaig got the idea to take some traditional Laphroaig juice, which is aged in ex-bourbon barrels and give it an additional or “final” maturation in brand new American Oak barrels. During this maturation the barrels spent at least 6 months in the warmest parts of the Laphroaig warehouse (ie highest) during the warmest part of the year to ensure the wood fully expanded so thewhisky could get in and absorb some of that American Oak flavor, but the idea didn’t stop there. After creating the “heart” of the Select they then vatted (blended) it with some of their Quarter Cask, PX Caskand Triple Woodwhisky at varying levels and created 6 different combinations. Those 6 combinations then went out to some of the Friend’s Of Laphroaig who voted for their favorite vatting. That winning blend is what’s in this bottle . . . ."