Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Peated Single Malt

Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    4.02
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1990 )

Harking back to the days of the 19th century, this bottling takes 5-11 year old aged whisky into smaller casks only 125 liters large (a quarter of a Sherry cask). This was the size that two men could carry to market for sale back in the day. Giving more surface area to the amount of liquid in the barrel brings out more vanilla and oily notes from the wood.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    48.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    Ex-Bourbon & Modified Ex-Bourbon Quarter Cask

Tasting Notes

"The additional wood contact certainly gives this young whisky an edge. Peat smoke isn't concentrated, despite what you might think. The oiliness is quite pronounced despite the sweet flavors of vanilla cream. This finishes dry and almost scratches your throat on the way down. Upon exhalation, the peat smoke is what remains."

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Flavor Profile

Oily & Peaty