Laphroaig Select Islay single malt Scotch Whisky – 40% alc.
This special Laphroaig is created from carefully selected casks of each of our key styles, stretching back in time – with one notable addition.
The heart of the spirit is drawn from a final maturation in new American Oak casks, rarely used for Scotch Whisky maturation.
Six month of this maturation takes place in the highest, warmest reaches of our warehouses during the Scottish summer.
With spirit selected by our master distiller from Quarter Cask, our PX Cask and Triple Wood (European Oak casks), it represents a subtle blending of peat, oak and sweetness.
Bottled at natural colour, the result is an exquisite Laphroaig with our traditional layer of complexity and depth brought about by the fusion of the maturation styles and different oaks. which we hope will surprise and delight you.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Classic, medicinal peat notes up front, supported by citrus-y, chocolate-y sweet notes and soft barley.
Palate: The peat is there, but it’s taking it easy and letting the bright notes of lemon, green apples and mint stand out. Darker baking spice notes develop further on.
Finish: Medium length, peat remaining in sight until it’s over.
Overall: It doesn’t pack a huge punch of peat, which might be just the ticket for introducing someone to the wonders of Islay’s smoky expressions.
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*Info taken from bottle