Laphroaig Triple Wood70cl / 48%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig Triple Wood Reviews
4 Customer Reviews
Drinking neat: vanilla custard, smoke, musty wood, sherry sweet, bandaid, cereal, ocean air, salt, frosted white cake. Very nice, it's amazing how the harsh Islay characteristics blend with sweet sherry, and decadent vanIlla custard & frosted white cake. If an Islay & Highland had a baby, this would be it.
This is my favourite Laphroaig, narrowly beating the wonderful Ten Year Old expression - the hint of sherry oak finishes it off perfectly. Just make sure you don't add too much water. If you like Laphroaig get a bottle.
I also tried this H2H with the QC, and found that the Triple Wood is initially less complex on the nose & mouth in comparison. However, a stronger driving warmth of peat soon comes through, with the sherry characteristics also prevalent. A good acquisition to any liquor cabinet for something different. However, my palate prefers the QC and Talisker.
No gig tonight, so I’m H2H with 3 wood and QC.. At first the QC seems to edge it. Wilder, more complex, more "trad." . But my QC has been open a lot longer. 3 wood is smoother, subtler, softer. Peat/ripe cherry/chocolate/farmyard nose reminds me of Uigeadal! . Big surprise on palate and finish is the sense of sucking tangerine boiled sweets in a farmyard. QC better? I'd say it's a "mood thang." Enjoy the 3Wood for what it is - great whisky by any standards.