Laphroaig Special: Select Cask, 10 Year & Quarter Cask

R1,799.00

In the Month of June celebrate with a bundle deal of Laphroaig Select, Laphroaig 10 Year and Laphroaig Quarter Cask at R1,799 

Laphroaig Select

For the Laphroaig Select, the Islay distillery has taken whisky from a number of different types of cask, including Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hoggies, Quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. Quite a “selection”, wouldn’t you say? A laid-back addition to the Laphroaig core range of single malts.

Laphroaig Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak (we suspect some of this is virgin oak), hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.

Laphroaig 10 Year (43%)

Laphroaig 10 Year remains a beloved classic because of its ability to transport its audience to Islay, a remote and harsh place many will never travel to. It encapsulates much what the average peaty whisky drinker desires and expects. It offers simplicity and purity of expression from a place where there are many competing classics, and a few competing trendsetters.

Laphroaig 10yo is a full-bodied, smoky gem, with a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amid the seaweedy, peaty characters before a long warming finish. A classic dram.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask (48%)

Released in 2004, this bottling was aged for around five years before being finished in a quarter cask for several months, the size of the cask is quite small, thus does not require such a long maturation. This remains a truly great achievement from Laphroaig.

A vibrant young Laphroaig whose maturation has been speeded up by ageing in quarter casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. A terrific whisky and great value.

 

Laphroaig 10yo is a full-bodied, smoky gem, with a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amid the seaweedy, peaty characters before a long warming finish. A classic dram.

Region: Island Whisky

Laphroaig Select

Aroma:
Honey, malt, caramel and a noticeably more delicate peat than is traditionally in a glass of Laphroaig.

Flavours:
Malt, vanilla, honey and wood are close behind with some orchard fruit bringing up the rear.

Character:
A good balance of light flavors and aromas that pair well with the medium body and relaxed texture.

Laphroaig 10 Year (43%)

Aroma:
This opens on big, smoky muscular peat notes. There are spices, and liquorice, as well as a big dose of salt.

Flavours:
Seaweed-led, with a hint of vanilla ice cream and more than a whiff of notes from the First Aid box (TCP, plasters etc). The oak is big, and muscles its way into the fore as you hold this whisky over your tongue. An upsurge of spices develop – cardamom/black pepper/chilli.

Character:
Big and drying, tarry notes build up with an iodine complexity.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask (48%)

Aroma:
This opens on big, smoky muscular peat notes. There are spices, and liquorice, as well as a big dose of salt.

Flavours:
The oak is big, and muscles its way into the fore as you hold this whisky over your tongue. An upsurge of spices develop – cardamom/black pepper.

Character:
Big and drying, tarry notes build up with an iodine complexity.

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