Laphroaig Four Oak
Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
As the name suggests, Laphroaig Four Oak utilizes the following in its maturation process: ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels, and European oak hogsheads. Released in early 2017, this heavily peated single malt expression without a stated age is available through Global Travel Retail in one-litre bottlings at 40% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels, and European oak hogsheads
"The nose is not unlike what you'd imagine peated porridge would smell like. Slightly briny too, and lots of coconut, with a touch of barbecue smoke and citrus, but overall a tad shy. The palate is weak. Slightly ashy, some pepper and a touch of medicinal peat, but not much else. The finish is very short, especially considering that this is heavily peated. Laphroaig is capable of producing much higher quality whisky than the Four Oak."