J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Nose: This opens on big, smoky muscular peat notes. There are spices, and liquorice, as well as a large dose of salt. This whiskey has become slightly sweeter in recent years, and it appears beautifully on the nose, amidst the classic iodine/sticking plasters and cool wood smoke we love.
Palate: Seaweed-led, with a hint of vanilla ice cream and more than a whiff of notes from the first aid box (TCP, plasters etc). The oak is big, and muscles its way into the fore as you hold this whiskey over your tongue. An upsurge of spices develop – cardamom/black pepper/chilli.
Finish: Big and drying, as the savory, tarry notes build up with an iodine complexity.
Overall: The only malt from Laphroaig’s range that John Campbell recommends with water; try it, it opens up the palate massively, providing a dazzling array of additional flavours… Laphroaig 10 Year Old is really smoky and iodine rich. This has to be one of Scotland’s most characterful dramas. Laphroaig is known for their medicinal malts, and the classic 10-year-old is no exception.
Laphroaig 10 is matured in ex-bourbon barrels for at least ten years and has a distinct peaty flavour.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old was first released in 2004 and has since become a popular expression of the Laphroaig whiskey brand. It has won numerous awards, including a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2010.