Laphroaig Select

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Laphroaig Select
70cl / 40%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Laphroaig Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak (we suspect some of this is virgin oak), hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.
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Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Billy A

Nose: Punchy medicinal and mineral notes on the nose - muddy peat, rockpools and sea spray. Behind that there is sweetness, with chocolate milk and cornflake touches, as well as sherbert lemons and a gentle touch of wood smoke.

Palate: Soft and surprisingly light on the palate, with gingery spice, vanilla, sour apple and char backed up by nutmeg, cinnamon and a little dried fruit. The peat from the nose is subdued, with a soft and syrupy pine note coming through.

Finish: Spicy new oak, sour apple and a touch of damp wood. As that fades the traditional medicinal notes appear and linger for a short while.

Comment: An introductory Laphroaig, offering a big hit on the nose and a softer palate to lure in the unsuspecting.

Producer's Notes

Colour: A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.

Nose: Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Olorosso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish - Marzipan and even limes at the end.

Palate: This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.

Customer Reviews:(5 reviews)
I can see why there have been quite a few naysayers - this is without doubt a mutant hybrid of a whisky. But I actually think it's pretty good. Maybe it lacks body, but it does fairly much what it sets out to do; that is, combining that peaty medicinal house aroma and initial smokiness with a sweeter, sherry aftertaste. Not for everyone, certainly, but definitely not a dud either.
- Josh, 19th June
What is going on? First QA then this. 40%, caramel colored, chill-filtered. That is totally wrong direction. Obviously they are increasing production volume and than can only mean lower quality. No thanks Laphroaig, this is a big mistake.
- Mikko, 12th June
Very good whisky. I opened this with some trepidation after all the bad reviews but was very pleased with the nose and lighter smokey aftertaste. This one is going very quickly will need another soon.
- Pete, 25th May
Lovely stuff, the multiple barrel types give it a lot of complexity. If you love Laphroaig, this will strike you as a different beast altogether so try it with an open mind.
- Sean H, 23rd May
Laphroaig Light - it should be called. Something in this Froid died , but the vanilla-fresh nose is appealling - very sad. Not sure 35UKP (70$US/CAD) is worth it, i would prefer Quarter Cask anyday.
- Toronto Tim, Canada, 21st May
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