Whisky Fun Review
A personal favourite (nothing original about that). Colour: gold. Nose: oh, the CS seems to have grown fruitier. Loads of strawberries, orange and chocolate, verbena (brilliant!), cherry plums. Maybe a tad les peaty than previous versions but more globally exuberant. Mouth: closer to previous batches now (by the way, did you know that a typical batch at Laphroaig’s gathers 250 barrels @ 55 gallons?), very smoky, with lots of kumquats and hints of maraschino as well as passion fruits. A lot of zing. Long, compact and perfectly balanced finish. Superb, this one reminds me of the older ‘green stripe’ version. 92 points.