.laphroaig – 14yo – feis ile 2015 – douglas laing – old particular

Feis Ile 2015 was great, we were there for for some of the events, but as these things go; you can’t have ’em all, and the busy schedule of our friends from Douglas Laing completely missed ours. We did however receive a sample of their first annual Feis Ile bottling…

48.4% abv, €150
single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: ash, smoke, burning meat, sweet, liquorice root, fresh eucalyptus leaves, floral, heather, hints of lavender – a ‘dry’ glass reveals seawater and cereals – beautiful
Palate: spicy, black pepper, sweet, honey, creamy, eucalyptus, smoke, red berries,blackberries,citrus, lemon peel
Finish: long, smoke, ash, sweet, honeycomb, fruit, cherries, blackberries, more eucalyptus freshness, hints of salt, citrus, tangy zest
Mark: ++++/+
Conclusion: Yeah… I’m there again. Lovely place, great whisky, and the Lads and Lassies of Douglas Laing have completely understood this was the right thing to bottle for a Feis.
More info: distilled in January 2001, matured in refill butt #DL 10694, bottled in February 2015 into 636 bottles

4 thoughts on “.laphroaig – 14yo – feis ile 2015 – douglas laing – old particular

    1. You should go there, yes. And yes, it is held in the last week of May. Plan ahead though, now-ish would not be a bad time to book accommodation. We have some tips for you if you want, you know how to contact us 😉


      1. Haha, yes. Accommodation on the island is often fully booked over one year ahead in that week. Some accommodations won’t allow booking this far ahead, but you can be too late if you would wait until after the 2017 event. Now would be good timing 😉


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