A beautiful suite of six ancient Islay gems, the Kinship Series is a yearly release from Independent Bottler, Hunter Laing & Co. celebrating the Feis Ile Festival as their new Ardnahoe Distillery comes on-line.
Highly sought after and in short supply, the series is available in its individual parts or as a whole.
No. 6 in the 2020 Kinship series is a 30YO Laphroaig, aged in a refill Oloroso cask carefully selected by Andrew Laing which yielded 344 bottles.
Expect a full bodied whisky, rich and wholesome, wet, smouldering Islay peat, iodine and tar on the nose. Rich and expansive on the palate with nutmeg, bandages, malty notes, new leather boots beside a peat fire and a touch of liquorice. The whole leads to a long, satisfyingly smokey finish - the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove.
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