2005 Laphroaig 12 Year Old "Alexander Murray" Cask Strength Small Batch Single Malt Whisky (750ml) SKU #1404294

Price: $99.99

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Tasting Notes

Alexander Murray has been making some waves recently. They've used their buying power through large volume purchases for many of the country's largest chain retailers to secure stocks of some very special and rare distilleries. While many of my suppliers are unable to offer me cask strength Laphroaig of any age for less than £100+ a bottle, Alexander Murray is putting small batch cask strength malt from Islay's most flavorful distiller into the bottle for a bargin. After a little poking and proding, we were able to secure a special price and offer this exceptional whisky, in all it's briny Islay glory, for less than $100. No other bottler is able to offer such incredibly high quality whisky at such a low price. This whisky is bottled without the addition of coloring or water and not chill-filtered. The batch of approximately 10 barrels was filled into refill bourbon barrels in 2005 and dumped just before their 13th birthday in 2018.

Staff Reviews

  • Will Blakely
    By: Will Blakely
    K&L Staff Member
    Fans of Laphroaig should rejoice with this bottling. It's a vigorous expression of all the characteistic tones of iodine, briny sea air and burning peat smoke. The extra few years in barrel provides an underlying cocoa and a savory meat edge, finished with sweet malt and lemon zest. Subtlety is not the name of the game, but I do find this bottle a touch more nuanced than the standard 10-year offering. Overall outstanding.
  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    K&L Staff Member
    There is no shortage of flavor here -- this offering of Alexander Murray certainly packs a punch. The classic flavors of salt, iodine, and the slight medicinal quality shine through, accompanied by a hefty dose of peat. Fans of Laphroaig will not be disappointed with the rich, intense, refined notes of this whisky.
  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of the best Laphroaig offerings that I have ever tasted. It has all of the characteristics of smoke, iodine and savory sea notes that one would expect. There is also an enticing touch of creamy mouthfeel. Everything comes together making this lively, interesting, and delicious.


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