Laphroaig QA Cask

One of the currently 3 Laphroaigs, which are distributed only via Duty Free / Travel Retail. Launched in 2013, this whisky received a second ripening in new American white oak barrels. The Latin name of the American white oak - Quercus Alba - gave the whisky its name.

One of the currently 3 Laphroaigs, which are distributed only via Duty Free / Travel Retail. Launched in 2013, this whisky received a second ripening in new American white oak barrels. The Latin name of the American white oak - Quercus Alba - gave the whisky its name.

Details about this bottle Edit
6595
Laphroaig
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
40%
1 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
White Oak Casks
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Iodine:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Orange:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Barley:
Bonfire Smoke:
Hay:
Malt:
Mint:
Nuts:
Oil:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oil:
Spices:
Medicinal Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Malt:
Salt:
Chocolate:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Almonds:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Chili:
Coconut:
Fruit:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Oak:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Spices:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Caramel:
Nuts:
Seaweed:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:

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Tasting notes of McClaudio:

McClaudio
20. Sep 2015

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Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
Quarter Cask has quickly advanced to being my favorite Laphroaig of the standard line-up in a sensible price-range.

The impact of American oak is immediate and unapologetic, with strong coconut and vanillin notes beautifully complementing the mineral bonfire peat smoke. Great complexities are to be found with water and the malt does not "drown" easily.

On the palate, American oak is again contributing significantly and positively to the overall impression. A rich, almost sweet front-palate gives way to a fine, powdery tannin structure supporting all initial aromas and malt qualities beautifully.
While a little short, the finish elicits a beautifully melancholic, gloomy memory of bonfires.

The American oak may be overpowering to some, but complements and emphasizes the Laphroaig style so seamlessly that I deem it a perfect variation.
Jaminator
04. Jul 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeFruitSweetVanilla

Taste: OakSweetPeat Smoke mild spices

Finish:
Peat SmokeSpices hint of Tobacco
Comment:
Learned to love this one, thanks to its sweet smokiness. Will be buying another bottle for sure
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20. Sep 2015
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