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, Sherry - Oloroso, Virgin, Virgin, Sherry - Pedro Ximenez, Sherry - Pedro Ximenez, Quarter Casks, Quarter Casks, Bourbon First Fill, Bourbon First Fill
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Medicinal Smoke:
Honey:
Seaweed:
Salt:
Fruit:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Iodine:
Oak:
Orange:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Anise:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cinnamon:
Fig:
Floral:
Ham:
Leather:
Lemon:
Malt:
Nuts:
Peach:
Red Currant:
Herbs:
Herb:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Vanilla:
Salt:
Spices:
Honey:
Oak:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Oil:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Chili:
Ginger:
Iodine:
Lemon:
Mint:
Orange:
Banana:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Heather:
Peach:
Pear:
Raisin:
Herb:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Oak:
Malt:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Herbs:
Medicinal Smoke:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Apple:
Dark Chocolate:
Hay:
Honey:
Pear:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Grass:
Ham:
Heather:
Lemon:
Peach:
Plum:
Raisin:
Zitrus:

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