Laphroaig Quarter Cask 70cl 48°
Laphroaig Quarter Cask is an irresistible experience as it has been double matured in small American Bourbon oak barrels. This un-chillfiltered Single Malt has firstly aged in the same way all Laphroaig whiskies do, then the spirit has been transfered to Quarter Casks or small casks, resting in the coastal warehouses of the distillery.
This process sophisticates Laphroaig and revives the use of small casks, a forsaken tradition that harks back to the 19th century. It provides a deeper contact with the oak and brings more sweetness and roundness to the typical peaty Laphroaig.
The result is impressive. The fruity sweetness coats the peat, with a profusion of caramel and vanilla left by the Bourbon barrels and oaky notes, over a lovely swinging between sweetness and smokiness.
|Net Weight||0.7 kg|
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.