Laphroaig Quarter Cask - new Casing

The extra-maturation of Ex-Bourbon-matured Whisky in small Quarter Casks and the 48% ABV make this Laphroaig the perfect match of peat and oak and a popular alternative to the 10-year-old standard bottling. This is the new edition with a more modern design.

The extra-maturation of Ex-Bourbon-matured Whisky in small Quarter Casks and the 48% ABV make this Laphroaig the perfect match of peat and oak and a popular alternative to the 10-year-old standard bottling. This is the new edition with a more modern design.

Details about this bottle Edit
7228
Laphroaig
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
48%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Quarter Casks
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 383 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Fruit:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Banana:
Banana:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Iodine:
Iodine:
Salt:
Salt:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Pepper:
Pepper:
Ham:
Ham:
Herb:
Heather:
Herb:
Heather:
Honey:
Caramel:
Honey:
Coconut:
Coconut:
Caramel:
Alcohol:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Peach:
Nuts:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Tobacco:
Nuts:
Mint:
Chocolate:
Apple:
Leather:
Dried Fruit:
Tropical Fruit:
Apple:
Lemon:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Chocolate:
Mint:
Tropical Fruit:
Grass:
Lemon:
Leather:
Pineapple:
Wheat:
Floral:
Wheat:
Barley:
Floral:
Pineapple:
Sherry:
Barley:
Cinnamon:
Pear:
Hay:
Green Apple:
Green Apple:
Lemon Peel:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Pear:
Coffee:
Hay:
Lemon Peel:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Pepper:
Salt:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Herb:
Herb:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Banana:
Iodine:
Iodine:
Ham:
Ham:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Heather:
Heather:
Nuts:
Chili:
Chili:
Oil:
Oil:
Honey:
Honey:
Leather:
Tobacco:
Dark Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Leather:
Dark Chocolate:
Sherry:
Grass:
Grass:
Lemon:
Lemon:
Chocolate:
Nutmeg:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Nutmeg:
Chocolate:
Cake:
Apple:
Cake:
Sherry:
Apple:
Barley:
Grapefruit:
Floral:
Clove:
Cinnamon:
Plum:
Pear:
Peach:
Tropical Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Clove:
Cinnamon:
Tropical Fruit:
Peach:
Pear:
Lemon Peel:
Hazelnut:
Walnut:
Floral:
Lime:
Coconut:
Ginger:
Coconut:
Plum:
Hazelnut:
Ginger:
Lime:
Barley:
Walnut:
Lemon Peel:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herb:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Malt:
Malt:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Pepper:
Salt:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Salt:
Herbs:
Nuts:
Herbs:
Ham:
Ham:
Iodine:
Iodine:
Sherry:
Chili:
Zitrus:
Chili:
Banana:
Fruit:
Zitrus:
Banana:
Tobacco:
Tobacco:
Heather:
Oil:
Heather:
Sherry:
Oil:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Hay:
Dark Chocolate:
Hay:
Dark Chocolate:
Clove:
Leather:
Leather:
Clove:
Walnut:
Peach:
Floral:
Chocolate:
Orange:
Peach:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Tropical Fruit:
Grass:
Almonds:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Grass:
Walnut:
Floral:
Orange:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Coffee:
Coconut:
Honey:
Cake:
Honey:
Mint:
Lemon:
Coconut:
Cinnamon:
Lemon Peel:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Caramel:
Mint:
Pear:
Caramel:
Raisin:
Ginger:
Cake:
Raisin:
Pear:
Lemon Peel:

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TheGreatMothra
07. Jan 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Caramel Nuts
Lots and lots of peat smoke, a slightly antiseptic note. Then once the nose acclimatises it becomes sweeter with butterscotch caramel and nuttiness.

Taste: Sweet Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Spices
Sweet arrival then the smoke comes through. Warm and rich, a touch of coal tar.

Finish: Peat Smoke Sweet
Long, sweet and smoky, goes dry at the very end.

Comment:
I first had this Laphroaig early on when I started drinking whisky and this was definitely a mistake. I wasn't ready for it and I immediatly took a disliking to it. A couple of years later and I've come back to it with a new appreciation. Its powerful stuff and you have to take your time with it, but it is brilliantly balanced. The alcohol is high, but it really doesn't need water. Also, you absolutely have to open this bottle a couple of days before drinking it and get some air in it. There's an initial sourness that goes away after it oxidises a little and improves it no end.
06. Jan 2016
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