Laphroaig's most popular release. This is a tour de force from the Islay distillery, first launched for the duty-free market. The whiskey is first aged in bourbon barrels, then transferred to quarter casks, and finally aged in Oloroso sherry European oak butts. With a tone of peat smoke and sweetness, it's a stunner.
- (Gold) Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs – 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- (Silver Outstanding) Scotch Single Malt - Islay – 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition
- (Silver Outstanding) Scotch Single Malt - Islay – 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Nose: Oily toffee and molasses Dates, walnuts, and Maker's Mark barrel notes (vanilla, toastiness, sweetness etc). Butter, zest, cold wood smoke, almond, and passion fruit abound.
Palate: Dry and medicinal, with exotic spices and maybe some turmeric thrown in for good measure. At first, the palate is surprisingly savoury, with a "dry wetness" that John noted imagine musty wood barns and hints of a damp fall woodland floor. The sherry aromas are present as well, we get a much more controlled iced fruitcake with undertones of Laphroaig's signature smoke.Finish: Oaked. The mustiness lingers in the end, which is complemented by oily spices and dried fruit
|Special Ingredients||Oodles of butter, zest, cool wood smoke, almond, and passion fruit.|