Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
Released in spring 2016, Lore is a no-age statement whisky created by John Campbell, Distillery Manager, and their blending team to represent over 200 years of the company's knowledge and traditions, which have been passed down through the generations of distillery managers and custodians, "our story, bottled." The whisky, which they consider to be "the richest ever Laphroaig" is created using a combination of different ages of whiskies (some from as far back as vintage 1993) and types of casks ranging from first-fill sherry, first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon, and whisky finished in European ex-sherry hogshead casks. It is bottled at 48% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typefirst-fill sherry, first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon, and whisky finished in European ex-sherry hogshead
"Roasted nuts, briny peat and vanilla greet the nose. The palate contains that telltale, medicinal, maritime campfire smoke and salty richness Laphroaig is known for, proudly holding court above all else. A couple of drops of water reveal dried dates, figs, apricot, toffee, cocoa and spiced accents of ginger, cardamom, fennel, clove, cinnamon and cedar. The flavors stay generously long on the palate, finishing with a smoky-salty, warm heat. This is a perfect cool weather whisky that begs for fireside sipping. "