Whisky Advocate 91
This expression is aged for approximately 5 years in bourbon barrels before spending a final few months in quarter casks. Characteristic tar, engine oil, and ashy peat on the nose. Oily and full on the palate, with sweet grain notes, cinnamon, seaweed, hot peat, and black pepper. The finish is long and powerful, with persistent peat and chili, plus a sprinkling of sea salt.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Gold Medal (2019)
"Laphroaig Quarter Cask offers an irresistible doubling of flavor, due to the double maturation in two barrels made of American oak. Still-maturing whisky from standard ex-bourbon barrels is transferred to quarter casks and left to rest in Laphroaig's warehouse just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic shore.
Matured in smaller casks for increased contact with the oak, this whisky brings the classic smokiness of peat with hints of coconut and banana to the nose. Deep, complex, and smoky, yet surprising the palate with a gentle sweetness, finishing long and drying appropriately with smoke and spice. Laphroaig is one of only a few distilleries that still uses traditional malting floors, drying and infusing its own malt with the thick blue smoke from old peat-fired kilns.
Enjoy this treasure neat, on the rocks, or with a touch of pure, clean water." ~Distillery notes
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