||Pedro Ximinez, American, and quarter casks|
||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Laphroaig (Port Ellen, Scotland)|
A travel retail bottling coming from another sherried finish to Laphroaigs typical recipe of American Oak to Quarter Cask to Sherry Barrel, similar to the Oloroso finished Triple Wood.
Bottling Code: L416157A 08:33
Bottling Date: ~2013
Vanilla and wood, primarily...and pepper and rancio and a bit of sherry. With lots going on it makes one wonder whether the peat fits in? The sweetness on the palate and the vanilla contrast a bit with the dry and quite nice) smokiness. A bit of barnyard peat as well, and still there’s some smokiness of a charred wood character on top of the peat smoke. Complex, smoky, and sherried...with a good finish - good, but not of the caliber of some of their standard bottlings. However, those are great bottlings – as is this.
Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average, based on $110.