Quarter Cask

ABV 48%
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Brand: Laphroaig
Expression: Quarter Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 47
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Maritime. Kipper-like, orange peel thrown on a barbecue, peat oil, tar, slightly sooty. Ever changing mix of dry, perfumed and sweet.
Palate: Starts soft and fruity, then peat. Medicinal peatiness balanced by caramelised sweetness.
Finish: Oatcake.
Comment: Expansive and complex. The balance and complexity gives it the edge over the other Islay.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich heavy nose with a vague floral touch (lilac?). Chestnut purée, white chocolate. A huge whiff of smoke emerges. Develops on toffee.
Palate: Smooth for the strength. Good grip. Water rounds it up. Creamy with an ashy dryness. Smoky.
Finish: Toffeish with a spicy burst. Smoke lingers.
Comment: Seems to hesitate between sweetness and dryness. Give it time to open, you will not regret it.
Visit the distillery
Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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