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
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Banana:
Oak:
Salt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coconut:
Herbs:
Ham:
Malt:
Iodine:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Grass:
Wheat:
Herb:
Apple:
Caramel:
Cheese:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Hay:
Heather:
Honey:
Leather:
Mint:
Nuts:
Peach:
Sherry:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Oak:
Maritime Notes:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Fruit:
Herb:
Heather:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Chili:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Grass:
Leather:
Nuts:
Oil:
Tobacco:
Iodine:
Cake:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Ham:
Honey:
Lemon:
Lime:
Nutmeg:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Oak:
Sweet:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Malt:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Ham:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Herb:
Coconut:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Mint:
Nuts:
Salt:
Sherry:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Walnut:

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Tasting Notes 8

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28. Jul 2015
Nosing:
Peat smoke, aromatic, spicy, vanilla, sweet
Taste:
Spicy, smoky
Finish:
Medium
Nosing:
Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas
Taste:
Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness
Finish:
Really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice
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.
23. Sep 2018
Nosing: Peat Smoke Salt Spices Fruit Banana Oak

Taste: Peat Smoke Fruit Sweet Pepper Bonfire Smoke Medicinal Smoke

A smooth yet potent mix. Peat & wood fire smoke, along with a generous ABV make for a fiery yet mouth watering experience. Some fruit and caramel sweetness found, but soon trumped by spice and a lingering dryness. Somewhat akin to a banana & vanilla cake cooked over coals, dusted with pepper and ever so lightly with ginger and nutmeg.

Finish: Moderate to long

Comment:
26. Sep 2015
15. Dec 2015
Nosing: Oak and pine, smokey, spicy, sweet and sour.

Taste: smokey, peat, spices, leather

Finish: medium to long smokey

Comment:
Loadmasterdave
12. Dec 2016
21. Nov 2017
leonwine
16. Dec 2016
Nosing:Sweet Sweet Honey Peat Smoke

Taste:

Finish:

Comment:
14. Feb 2017