1999 Laphroaig 11 Year Old, Murray McDavid, Lafite Cask Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Getting something new and interesting from Laphroaig is always exciting, but this Bordeaux-enhanced expression is actually quite restrained. The lively peat and smoke the distillery is known for is more than present, but it's tempered by the wine. The fruit and the earth from the wine come into play on the mid-palate and the finish turns savory and chewy. A truly wonderful whisky and a great addition to the Laphroaig canon.