Peated Single Malt
Laphroiag // Islay , Scotland
For this release, Laphroaig combined selections from its Quarter Cask, PX Cask, Triple Wood and Ten-Year Old Casks - different maturation styles and oaks - together in one whisky. Master Distiller John Campbell produced this Scotch in honor of Ian Hunter, the last family member to own Laphroiag. Hunter had an affinity for whiskies aged in both bourbon and European oak, combining the new with the classic.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"The idea sounds like a drunken dare - "Let's take all our whiskies, throw them in a bottle and drink them together!" However, this everything bagel of a Scotch kinda works. There's just enough fruit from the wine cask influences, a sweet, soft waft of peat smoke (more smokey than peaty) and some decent punctuation from the different oak finishes. There's kind of a funky brown rice flavor and aroma present, and it feels a bit thinner on the palate than the usual distillery releases. However, the light weight makes for good warm weather sipping. Just wish the flavor wasn't in such a rush to leave. There's also a bit of a surprising heat given its low ABV."