Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig is a distillery on Islay, a small Scottish island known for its whiskeys - many of which are heavily peated. The whiskey is first matured for about 5 to 6 years in ex-bourbon barrels (Maker's Mark from America) and then finished in small barrels (the quarter cask). This ensures faster and different aging. It is a fairly unique technique in the making of this Laphroaig whiskey. These are then stored in their warehouse that lies against the coast and in this way this Quarter Cask also gets salty influences.
The whiskey looks like liquid gold in the glass, while the nose is oily and smoky and peaty, indicative of a total peat bomb.
The first mouthfeel follows that promise and delivers flavors that are smoky to the hilt but not so much that they become overpowering. The wall of smoke leaves room for dashes of cinnamon and other spices, a little oak and a spoonful of silk softness. A whiskey that develops in the glass
The finish brings back the smoke, peat medicinal in all its glory and leaves a long, lingering glow.
It is not without reason that this Laphroaig Quarter Cask has so many fans. For a young single malt, it's remarkably complex and packed with bold flavors. It starts and ends like a solid peat bomb.
Nose: Smokiness. Salted caramel with oak in the background, sweet barbecue in the background, vanilla and vegetable, oily aromas. There is also a bit of creaminess and the saltiness of the sea
Taste: intense smoke, which dominates before some salty sweetness comes through, with a little oak as spices. The mouth tingles with oak spices, vanilla and a little tannin. Intense.
Finish: Very beautiful and long, sweet, oak and very smoky salty. Perfect....
|Whisky style||Single Malt|
|Gebotteld door||Distillery bottling|
|Cask type||ex-Bourbon cask|
|Whisky Cask Type||Bourbon cask, finisch op eiken quarter casks|