What makes this Laphroaig expression unique from the standard 10 is that it is matured in two different-sized casks, with the smaller one giving the spirit more oak wood contact. In addition, it’s bottled at a higher 48% ABV and is non-chill filtered. It’s an attempt by the distillery to create a spirit that tastes like it did 200 years ago. Did they succeed? Hell if I know! I wasn’t around 200 years ago.
What I can say for certain, though, is that this is another great drink from Laphroaig. It’s got tons of peat smoke on the nose and palate. In fact, I like it much better than the standard 10. Finally, its higher alcohol volume gives the cask strength a run for its money!