Laphroaig Quarter Cask

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Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Country – Region: Scotland – Islay
Distillery:  Laphroaig
Type:  Single Malt
Age:  NAS
Barrel: Ex-Bourbon & Quarter Cask
ABV: 48%
Proof: 96

Nose: Quarter casks offer intense vanilla and lemon aromas that blends into citrus, peat and sea impact like sea salt and sea weed.
Palate: Creamy and is a home to ginger. Peat and smoke settles at the back of the palate and followed by chili.
Finish:Medium long and definitely very dry. Pepper notes spread to the mouth with spikes.

Opinions change in time. I found Laphroaig Quarter Cask quite amazing a couple years ago. After a perfect vertical tasting with İstanbul Whisky Club, I evaluated Quarter Cask again and found myself with a different opinion than before.

Laphroaig QC is double matured in small sized quarter casks for a few months. after 5 years of resting in ex bourbon casks. Youngness shows itself in the profile which is peevish. Palate has a ton of ginger and pepper notes which creates a great deal of dry mouth. However increased surface area in small casks result in a pleasant vanilla, peat and lemon traces.

For the ones who like the balance between peat and vanilla but a harsh palate this can be the one. Though I find it quite attractive as it is just around 5 years old and still tempting my mind like a beautiful mistress.

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Beautiful Mistress

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