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.

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

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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.
Tomasz
26. May 2019
Nosing:
Peat, honey, vanilla, oak

Taste:
Earthy peat, sweetness, spiciness and sharpness

Finish:
Quite long

Comment:
This is nice whisky as this is Laphroaig which I do like. But comparing to 10YO it is less complex and for me less tasty. After typical Laphroaigish kind of peat there is only sweetness and sharpness, after that finish is quite too earthy. No oiliness. For me QC just don't have those wonderfull phenolic and syrupus notes like 10YO for which I like Laphroaig.
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:
Autococker07
18. Jul 2019
Nosing: peaty medicinal smoke, salt, coastal funk. Much like the 10 year but more intense... very light vanilla, some tangy/sweet citrus notes that seem to be slight but detectable. Medicinal Smoke Salt Maritime Notes Vanilla Zitrus

Taste: Oak, pepper, smoke, salt, costal funk, Again, like a spicier oaken version of the 10 year. Same classic great laphroaig taste, but with more punch. Very very tiny hints of sweetness vanilla, and citrus like, but the dominant tastes are laphroaig and oak. Oak Chili Medicinal Smoke Salt Maritime Notes Vanilla Zitrus

Finish: medium long, very pleasant, more going on here than the10yr, I assume from the extra wood? Sweetness really comes out in the finish and develops into a fantastic aftertaste that seems much longer than the 10. the sweetness is still discrete enough to not pinpoint, so I will stick with vanilla and citrus.

Comment: Laphroaig is the single malt that brought me into scotch from years of tolerating bourbon... therefore, I am quite biased. This is a great dram if you find the standard ten year a bit boring, but is not quite as good, in my mind, as the triple wood. Classic laphroaig tastes, so again, if you do not like the 10 year, this may not be right for you. I love the coastal funk, hard to describe, but unlike anything else, laphroaig defines it for me.
Loadmasterdave
12. Dec 2016
21. Nov 2017