The German shops "Japanwhiskys" and "Whiskytempel" have announced a joint LAPHROAIG single Cask bottling. "Obsession" marks the first part of a three-part series that is scheduled for release by 2020.
For the artwork of "Obsession" they worked for the first time with the renowned Canadian art photographer Alex Maxim. "We had the idea of literally capturing a beautiful angel in a bottle and Alex did a wonderful job. The two following bottlings "Pulse" and "Passion" will also be realized in this style, whereby the bottlers will still keep quiet about which barrels from which distillery will be bottled for this.
"With the "Chichibu - Japan Warrior Series No. 1" we were able to fill a wonderfully crisp young Japanese last year and when this Laphroaig barrel fell in front of our feet a few months ago, we couldn't say no. The young Islay Wild has a strong start, plenty of smoke, but is still very easy to drink. The 52.4% barrel strength, bourbon barrel matured, underlines the light, yet intense LAPHROAIG distillery character. We deliberately decided against a finish in sherry or wine barrels, as it is, if we wanted to see it in the bottle."
Bottled for Japanwhiskys & Whiskytempel
The edition is only 168 bottles.
The official sales start is 01.11.2018.