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Laphroaig Quarter Cask

0.7l, 48%

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A brilliantly flavourful single malt from Laphroaig (pronounced ‘La-FROYg’), first released in 2004. It spends the bulk of its maturation in ex-bourbon barrels before the whisky is transferred to quarter casks for a few months. Used for transporting whisky on horseback during the 19th century, quarter casks are smaller than your average cask, ranging from between 40-60-litres – for context, a bourbon barrel holds around 200 litres.

Because they’re smaller the interaction between the spirit and the wood is increased, so even though the spirit is only in the casks for a few months the flavour impact is huge. The casks mature in Laphroaig’s famous seaside warehouse, and paired with the high moss content of the peat the distillery uses makes for a unique maritime dram.

Flavour profile

Sweet

Fruity

Rich

Botanical/Floral

Delicate

Spicy

Wood/Rancio

Peat/Smoke

Nose

Super buttery, with condensed milk sweetness, glazed meat, and ashy, beach bonfire smoke.

Palate

Initially very sweet (think vanilla), swiftly followed by rising chilli heat, fresh tobacco, more bonfire smoke, and that hallmark medicinal bitterness.

Finish

An oily, smoky finish, with digestive biscuits and more of that chilli heat supported by black pepper now.

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