Volume: 1000ml ABV: 48% Age: No Age Statement Country: Scotland Chillfiltered?: Unchillfiltered
We’re now taking a double matured Laphroaig and maturing the spirit for the third time in casks that once held Pedro Ximinez Sherry. This has to produce one of the richest, freshest peated whiskies ever made.
First the new make spirit is matured in American Oak and once the Master Distiller thinks it’s at the point to be transferred then it’s placed in a Quarter Cask. After maturing for no specific time the spirit is then transferred into a PX Cask and this maturation imparts a rich naturally sweet characteristic on the spirit.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Antique Gold
Nose: From the bottle there is a nice sherry aroma of sweet sultanas and raisins with a hint of sweet liquorice and only the slightest tang of peat. Adding a little water brings out the marzipan and almond aroma with a counterpoint of creamy nuts and lots of ripe fruits but again there’s only the slightest tang of peat smoke.
Body: An intense and profound deepness
Palate: Without water a massive explosion of peat fills the mouth with huge amounts of oakiness only just moderated by the sweeter heavy sherry flavour. Adding a touch of water only slightly moderates the massive peat reek which very slowly fades and just allows a little of the sweeter sherried flavours to come through although there is always that burst of peat smoke that dries the mouth.
Finish: Concentrated peat and thick sherried oak with a deep dryness
|Dimensions||40 × 12 × 12 cm|
Peat Smoke, Sherry Cask
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