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Laphroaig Quarter Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Brand
Laphroaig
Expression
Quarter Cask
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
48.00%
Produced at
Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.laphroaig.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
Rich heavy nose with a vague floral touch (lilac?). Chestnut purée, white chocolate. A huge whiff of smoke emerges. Develops on toffee.
Palate
Smooth for the strength. Good grip. Water rounds it up. Creamy with an ashy dryness. Smoky.
Finish
Toffeish with a spicy burst. Smoke lingers.
Comment
Seems to hesitate between sweetness and dryness. Give it time to open, you will not regret it.

Dave Broom

Nose
Maritime. Kipper-like, orange peel thrown on a barbecue, peat oil, tar, slightly sooty. Ever changing mix of dry, perfumed and sweet.
Palate
Starts soft and fruity, then peat. Medicinal peatiness balanced by caramelised sweetness.
Finish
Oatcake.
Comment
Expansive and complex. The balance and complexity gives it the edge over the other Islay.
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