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Laphroaig Select Cask

Laphroaig Select Cask

$488

This special Laphroaig is crafted from carefully selected casks from each of the distillery's key styles – with one notable addition. The heart of this single malt is drawn from a final maturation in new American Oak casks, a rarity used for Scotch whisky maturation. With spirit selected by the master distiller from Quarter Cask, PX Cask and Triple Wood (European Oak casks) and a final addition of 10 Year Old, the whisky represents a subtle blending of peat, oak and sweetness. This is a full-bodied expression, featuring Laphroaig's trademark 'peat reek' matched by an additional layer of complexity and depth brought about by the fusion of the maturation styles and different oaks.

Description

Laphroaig Select takes its name from the special selection of American and European casks, chosen for their unique character that they give during maturation. Laphroaig’s Inspiration for their new Global expression has been take from history – 70-80 years ago, the time of the last family member owner of the distillery, Ian Hunter. Ian was one of the biggest influences in the history of Laphroaig indeed he was one of the first distillers to travel to bourbon county in the USA to identify new sources of casks that would give him greater consistency as well as new flavours. He later married this ‘new’ style of Laphroaig with his traditionally matured (European cask) Laphroaig.

Inspired by his early work, Laphroaig have used Oloroso sherry butts, straight American white oak (non-filled with bourbon), PX seasoned hogsheads, Quarter Casks and finally of course first fill Bourbon Casks. This varied cask maturation technique enabled them to create 6 new flavour combinations that were then voted on by the public to Select the winning new taste of Laphroaig’s core range.

Tasting Notes By Laphroaig:
Colour: A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.

Nose: Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Oloroso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish – Marzipan and even limes at the end.

Palate: This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.

Laphroaig Select Details

Country: Scotch Whisky
Region: Islay Whisky
Distillery: Laphroaig
Bottler: Laphroaig
Style: Single Malt Whisky
Alcohol: 40.0%
Volume: 70cl

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