Malt of the Month: April 2017

We choose our Malt of the Month to highlight some of the great whiskies of the world. Some are well known, some less so, but you can be certain that if it's our Malt of the Month, then you won't be disappointed. This month we've chosen:

The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Laphroaig An Cuan Mor
The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Laphroaig An Cuan Mor
Laphroaig

An Cuan Mor

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An Cuan Mor is a travel-retail-exclusive bottling, focused on Laphroaig's traditional maritime character. Maturation in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and finishing in European oak give the whisky a balance of fresh fruit, dried fruit and classic iodine-laced Laphroaig character.

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Tasting Notes

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From the producer

  • Nose: Starting with rich sweetness of figs, moving into a floral flavour of lavender and black pepper developing into sweet natural honey notes.
  • Palate: An intense and profound depth.
  • Finish: Very peppery and spicy, also liquorice root with a slight saltiness. Moving to gentle oak tannins, lovely orange peel and then a dry earthiness.

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    About Laphroaig

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    History

    Producer of the most popular whisky on the island of Islay, Laphroaig has been making whisky for more than 200 years. The distillery is known for its strong and medicinal character, with its divisive nature earning it a reputation as the Marmite of whiskies.

    10 Customer Reviews

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    • 4
      26 March

      I find this scotch very palatable- the slight salty tang makes it a winner and unique. The aromas are incredibly pungent - and my wife always knows when i have opened the bottle for a dram. I'm pretty pleased with this purchase - I will definitely try more from this distillery.

    • 5
      22 December 2016

      A very unique whiskey with an amazing complexity of smoke, citrus and slightly toasted bacon taste.

    • 5
      18 April 2016

      The best whisky I've tasted. Worth of every €.

    • 5
      19 March 2016

      Worthy of a 5 star review... Everything that people are saying... But in addition to that this dram is salty and exceptionally so... very enjoyable.

    • 5
      28 January 2016

      the best, complex sweet, smokey and round. worth the money, every penny

    • 4
      3 October 2015

      this is high quality stuff. a travel retail exclusive that absolutely hits all the right notes. Bravo. Better than well done, superb actually.

    • 5
      31 July 2015

      It''s worth its price tag - a smooth & richly flavoured malt with an undertone of smoke

    • 5
      13 January 2015

      Incredibly smooth and gentle whisky, considering it''s a Laphroaig. Bursting full of flavor with only a hint of smoke. A mellowness you normally only see in rare and expensive ( ?300) Laphroaig whiskies. I love it!

    • 5
      13 January 2015

      A great whisky

    • 5
      12 December 2014

      Lovely whisky , helped by the first fill bourbon casks