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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, sweet. A creamy wall from which a massive and thick smoke emerges, soothing back to dessert-like notes. Toffee, chocolate.
Palate
Again, peat is hidden behind sweetness coming from the quarter cask. Very bourbony. Cold ashes in the back.
Finish
Dry, spicy, sooty.
Comment
Smokiness takes time to rise up. No medicinal contribution from the peat. Keeps on smoke.

Dave Broom

Nose
Vanilla ice cream, then thrusting peat with deep tarry phenolic character. Dry, medicinal, singed notes. A crisp cereal character: burnt toast, roasted tea, smoked oats.
Palate
Cereal sweetness, a bang of medicinal peat which clamps to the tongue. Chewy with peat all the way, vying with sweet vanilla-heavy oak.
Finish
Smoky and peppery.
Comment
The deepest peatiness of all the young ones.
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