Review: Laphroaig PX Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

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

Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A

  • 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.