A vibrant young Laphroaig whose maturation has been speeded up by ageing in quarter casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. A terrific whisky and great value.
LAPHROAIG QUARTER CASK
Nose: Powerful smoke, sweet malt, wet turf, coal. Develops chocolate & cinnamon.
Palate: Full-bodied, rich and mouth-coating. Delicious sweet gristy malt and rich peat, woodsmoke. The coal appears mid-palate.
Finish: Very long, sweet and smoky, with the coal lingering longest.
Comment: A belter. Denser and deeper than the 10 yr-old. Very more-ish.
Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Runner-up Best No Age Statement Single Malt Scotch of the Year