Laphroaig Select 40% Vol

Laphroaig Select 40% Vol



Laphroaig Select 40% Vol


Tasting Notes: By Tasos Protopapas


Nose: Typical Laphroaig aromas of peat, iodine, tart and wood blended with orange zest vanilla ice cream and toffee.

Palate: Light with soft and velvet mouthfeel. Peaty at the beginning and smoky at the end with a mixture of fruits, sweet vanilla and spicy liquorices and nutmeg pleasantly infused in the mouth.

Finish: Rich, long, dry and peaty.

A beautiful introduction to the world of peated whiskies. Light and soft with the peat to be dominant and balanced at the same time.

Producer's Informations:

Laphroaig Select takes its name from the special selection of American and European casks, chosen for their unique character that they give during maturation. Our Inspiration for our new Global expression has been take from history – 70-80 years ago, the time of the last family member owner of the distillery, Ian Hunter. Ian was one of the biggest influences in the history of Laphroaig indeed he was one of the first distillers to travel to bourbon county in the USA to identify new sources of casks that would give him greater consistency as well as new flavours. He later married this 'new' style of Laphroaig with his traditionally matured (European cask) Laphroaig.

Inspired by his early work , we have used Oloroso sherry butts, straight American white oak (non-filled with bourbon), PX seasoned hogsheads, Quarter Casks and finally of course first fill Bourbon Casks. This varied cask maturation technique enabled us to create 6 new flavour combinations that were then tested with our FOL's to choose their favourite style and indeed name. The winning flavour and name chosen by you is LAPHROAIG SELECT.


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