Laphroaig PX Cask
100cl / 48%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Iodine (tcp)
Laphroaig PX Cask Reviews
Producer's Tasting Note
Colour: Antique Gold.
Nose: From the bottle there is a nice sherry aroma of sweet sultanas and raisins with a hint of sweet liquorice and only the slightest tang of peat. Adding a little water brings out the marzipan and almond aroma with a counterpoint of creamy nuts and lots of ripe fruits but again there’s only the slightest tang of peat smoke.
Body: An intense and profound deepness.
Palate: Without water a massive explosion of peat fills the mouth with huge amounts of oakiness only just moderated by the sweeter heavy sherry flavour. Adding a touch of water only slightly moderates the massive peat reek which very slowly fades and just allows a little of the sweeter sherried flavours to come through although there is always that burst of peat smoke that dries the mouth.
Finish: Concentrated peat and thick sherried oak with a deep dryness.
10 Customer Reviews
Not my favourite Laphroaig tbh. Have given the spirit plenty of time to air in the bottle now half full and in the glass for a couple of hours. I wonder if the sherry cask is simply seasoned as the PX is not as strong and powerful in terms of fruitcake and Xmas cake as other expressions matured in pure Sherry butts. Iodine is strong and overpowers the cask surprisingly, also the smoke is not strong, actually disappointingly weak compared to other expressions from this distillery. The Ortho and Meta Cresols are strong, which is characteristic of Laphroaig due to the low kiln temperature in the initial smoking period, but IMO the smokiness has been sacrificed in this expression. Not my favourite Laphroaig and not a patch IMO on the cheaper by far superior NAS Quarter Cask. Again I would ask, is this a sherry butt with insufficient maturation time allocation or simply a seasoned cask?
We bought this scotch in St. Thomas initially and loved it so much we wanted more. The bottle came in a timely manner just in time for us to celebrate our friends 50th Birthday. We love the smokiness of this scotch and I'm sure we will be purchasing more. Thanks!!
Fantastic. Classic Laphroaig smokiness and peatiness, with a lovely sweetness imparted by the PX - but not an overbearing sweetness. I wonderful balance between sweet and smokey.
this is a top class laphroaig! tried this in an airport once and thoroughly enjoyed it! you get the typical smoky.. phenols and tcp that we all know and love about laphroaig..that punch in the mouth sort of feeling..but then a lovely sherried sweetness comeing through at the end.. if you love smoky islay whisky's this one is for you.. if you like your peated whskys a little more sweet then this one is for you too! get a bottle and drink! Salute!
excellent & Magnifique
Don't be too bothered by laphraoig purists. This is fantastic
Forget what the whiskey snobs say. Hi-ball glass, ice, and top with Coke. EXCELLENT!!
Nose is a bit mute at first but opens out beautifully after it has been opened a week or two. Lovely mix of sherry, smoke and peat. They combine well here. Needs time to open.
Finishes and Laphroaig - a tragedy in two acts. It''s hard to shake the ''glued on'' impression of the PX and I can''t help but think that way more time would have been required to marry the bold Laphro spirit properly with the finish.