Laphroaig Select

Ian Hunter, the last of the founding family, visited the Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky around 70 years ago to learn their maturing techniques. Until that time, all barrels came from Europe, which resulted in a much sweeter Laphroaig. Hunter shipped a selection of ex-bourbon barrels to Scotland to test these barrels for his whiskey. This is the beginning of the Laphroaig as we know it.
The Select contains proportions of all known Laphroaig bottlings (10 years, PX Cask, Quarter Cask and Triple Wood). The combination of different barrels and bottlings creates a harmonious balance between peat smoke, vanilla, honey and slightly earthy aromas.

Ian Hunter, the last of the founding family, visited the Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky around 70 years ago to learn their maturing techniques. Until that time, all barrels came from Europe, which resulted in a much sweeter Laphroaig. Hunter shipped a selection of ex-bourbon barrels to Scotland to test these barrels for his whiskey. This is the beginning of the Laphroaig as we know it.
The Select contains proportions of all known Laphroaig bottlings (10 years, PX Cask, Quarter Cask and Triple Wood). The combination of different barrels and bottlings creates a harmonious balance between peat smoke, vanilla, honey and slightly earthy aromas.

Details about this bottle Edit
8430
Laphroaig
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso, Virgin, Sherry - Pedro Ximenez, Quarter Casks, Bourbon First Fill
Chill filtration - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 149 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Vanilla:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Honey:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Oak:
Oak:
Caramel:
Iodine:
Salt:
Iodine:
Caramel:
Spices:
Fruit:
Salt:
Spices:
Fruit:
Malt:
Sherry:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Alcohol:
Orange:
Herbs:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Orange:
Herbs:
Nuts:
Apple:
Heather:
Apple:
Heather:
Peach:
Red Currant:
Herb:
Lemon:
Dried Fruit:
Cinnamon:
Almonds:
Red Currant:
Fig:
Chocolate:
Floral:
Fig:
Floral:
Cinnamon:
Anis:
Herb:
Leather:
Lemon:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Almonds:
Lime:
Leather:
Lime:
Peach:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Spices:
Medicinal Smoke:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Medicinal Smoke:
Salt:
Salt:
Oak:
Oak:
Honey:
Honey:
Malt:
Malt:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Oil:
Oil:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Iodine:
Iodine:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Pepper:
Lemon:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pepper:
Ham:
Lemon:
Ham:
Bonfire Smoke:
Heather:
Chili:
Heather:
Chili:
Sherry:
Herb:
Herb:
Mint:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Grass:
Orange:
Banana:
Ginger:
Banana:
Mint:
Grass:
Orange:
Clove:
Chocolate:
Pear:
Berries:
Peach:
Clove:
Grapefruit:
Floral:
Peach:
Floral:
Green Apple:
Berries:
Leather:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Grapefruit:
Coffee:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Leather:
Coffee:
Green Apple:
Pear:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Spices:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Malt:
Malt:
Fruit:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herb:
Herb:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Caramel:
Zitrus:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Vanilla:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Honey:
Heather:
Heather:
Honey:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Pepper:
Apple:
Coffee:
Pear:
Apple:
Hay:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Pear:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Hay:
Iodine:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Lemon:
Mint:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Ham:
Bonfire Smoke:
Grass:
Chili:
Nuts:
Peach:
Peach:
Chili:
Ham:
Oil:
Mint:
Tobacco:
Lemon:
Chocolate:
Grass:
Raisin:
Banana:
Plum:
Plum:
Banana:
Raisin:
Bonfire Smoke:

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Nosing:
Very sweet with vanilla and honey
Taste:
Smoky as with all the Laphroaig. But it is definitely sweet with honey and a hint of sea aromas
Finish:
Well balanced with sweetness and peat smoke
Nosing:
Sweet vanilla, a hint of honey and a slight smokiness
Taste:
Slightly earthy with sweet honey and vanilla and salt
Finish:
Complex, balanced and sweet with a light peat smoke