"Laphroaig Quarter Cask offers an irresistible doubling of flavour, due to the double maturation in two barrels made of American oak. Still-maturing whisky from our standard ex-bourbon barrels is transferred to quarter casks and left to rest in our warehouse just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic shore.
This process represents Laphroaig breathing new life into a once-defunct tradition: the use of the smaller cask size, which ensures increased contact with the oak, creating a soft and velvety edge to complement Laphroaig’s distinctive peatiness.
16th December 2016http://www.laphroaig.com/whiskies/quarter-cask.aspx
Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas.
Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness.
Really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice.
Full sparkling gold.