This non-age statement single malt starts with the same sequencing of barrel finishes as Laphroaig Quarter Cask. They begin with an ex-bourbon barrel, then move to a quarter cask. But, for this whisky, they add a third barrel finish, using an ex-sherry barrel.
The nose does have some of the familiar Laphroaig notes, peat and smoke, with a bit of liquorice.
When it comes to the palate, I was thinking the third barrel would add some nuance, and I did find some sherry-like sweetness along with the smoke and salt. It is agressive, young, but lacks the character that I found in the Laphroaig Quarter Cask.
The finish is medium, some liquorice and seaweed with smoke remaining.
Overall, I do not find this to be a single malt I would recommend. Not that it is really bad, but I think the basic Laphroaig 10, or Laphroaig Quarter Cask are much better drams.