Laphroaig Quarter Cask + 2 Glasses 70cl 48°

Distillery : Laphroaig / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 25168

Laphroaig Quarter Cask offers a gripping experience, due to its double maturation in small American oak barrels that have contained Bourbon. This non chill-filtered Single Malt initially matures on the same basis as all Laphroaig whiskies, then the whisky is transferred into "Quarter Casks", small barrels in which the eau-de-vie rests within the distillery warehouses near the coast.

This process makes Laphroaig more complex and breathes new life into the use of small barrels, a forgotten tradition dating back to the 19th century, in order to ensure increased contact with the oak, to bring more softness and roundness to the characteristic peat of Laphroaig.

The result is impressive. We are in presence of a fruity sweetness that coats the peat, in other words an iron fist in a velvet glove. There's an abundance of caramel thanks to the vanilla coming from the Bourbon casks, hints of wood and a remarkable alternation between sweetness and smokiness.

The bottle is sold with two matching glasses to be able to taste this whisky in the best possible way!

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soit 91,43 € / litre

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Volume0.7 L
ABV48 °
TypeSingle malt
CharacteristicsNon Chill-Filtered

No one knows the full history of Laphroaig as much of it has been lost in the midst of time unfortunately.

For a long time on Islay as in all Scotland, distilling was illegal so no one spoke of the numerous small stills, easy to move around and usually hidden in farms. If you wished a refill, just a nod and a wink in the right direction!

We know that the Johnston’s established a farm in Laphroaig around 1800 as, a while after, Charles & Willie Doig were asked to work “at the distillery”. From 1815, the Laphroaig reputation grew and caught the attention of tax agents who established “officially” Johnston & Johnston. This is how the great Laphroaig adventure began.

It is said a good story is about a good story-teller and who better than one of the former distillery managers? Discover the notes a visitor took after his interview with Iain Hendernson, retired in 1999. You may also check the complete history of the last two hundred years of the Laphroaig chronology.

Colour: amber with old gold glow.

Nose: rich and firm. A body of chocolate and heavy peat. After a while in the glass evolves on iodized notes of salt (sea shells) and citrus fruits (oranges).

Palate: perfectly balanced and exceptionally fruity, develops on roasted coffee with notes of tar and rubber, softened by mild spices.

Finish: long and lingering over exotic fruits (mango, passion fruits) and balsamic notes (precious wood) with a lovely freshness.

Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

94/100 Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013

Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011

2011 SF World Spirits Competition - Gold Medal

2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold Medal

2010 SF World Spirits Competition - Silver Medal

2009 SF World Spirits Competition - Silver Medal

2008 IWSC (Internation Wine & Spirits Competition) - Gold medal (Best in class)

2008 SF World Spirits Competition - Silver medal

2007 ISC (International Spirits Challenge) - Silver medal

2007 IWSC (Internation Wine & Spirits Competition) - Gold medal (Best in class)

2007 International Review of Spirits (BTI) - Gold medal