Style: Single Malt
Cask: Ex-Bourbon Hogsheads, First Fill Bourbon and Refill Quarter Casks
Perfect with: Smokey cheese, cured meats
Region: Islay, Scotland
Why You’ll Love It
Brimming with classic Islay identity, this 27 year old Laphroaig comes to you, dear whisky-lover, via a maturation process that placed a portion of the whisky in refill quarter casks and the rest first-fill bourbon barrels.
The resulting single malt Scotch whisky benefits from this method, possessing depth, character and flavour that permeates through the cask-strength bottling. The distillation occurred at Laphroaig distillery, and the spirit was bottled at 41.7% in March 2017.
Nose: Smoke, tempered by lime and nectarine, giving way to sea salt and mild chilli
Palate: Ripe tropical fruits, toasted macadamia nuts and more than a hint of vanilla cream
Finish: Antique leather and green tobacco leaf
Added colouring: No
Chill filtered malt: No
Bottled: March 2017
Bottle Size: 700mL