Review: Laphroaig Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

Ex-bourbon, oloroso, and quarter casks
100% Malted Barley
Distiller Laphroaig (Port Ellen, Scotland)

A fruitier standard Laphroaig, being matured in both bourbon, oloroso, and quarter casks - this gives it a bit more breadth in flavour but I find it also makes it a bit less sharp...

Review (2016)

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  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2015

I love laphroaig. Just a whiff of this reminds me of that fact. What beautiful sweet peat, ash, charcoal, roasted dried apricots, banana, green apple, cinnamon, and smoke. Mmm. A bit of anise, and candied bacon. A bit of iodine on the nose too, and lightly creamy. On the palate – dried seaweed, dried fish, rockpools, cloves - finishing with some light banana, apple, ash, and smoke. The middle of the palate is a bit lacking (not to say this isn’t full of flavour)…but it begs for just a bit more to put it up with the 10 year old and quarter cask. However, still terrific…

Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: Average, at $86.