- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 48.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Bottle code
- L12 0357B
- Added on
- 13 Jul 2012 2:41 am
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points
- Cherry bombs fired out of a cannon into the Atlantic ocean splashing salt water all over your face... Who knew ocean water could singe your nosehairs like that. Take a smoky swim and enjoy. Good stuff... Though I prefer the Lapher 10yr ever so slightly.
- Very deep and complex for a younger whisky. Doesn’t render the standard Laphroaig 10 Year Old obsolete, but clearly contends for the #1 spot in the lineup. Nice to see it’s non-chill filtered and bottled at 48%.
Salty, mineral, medicinal, iodine, strong peat smoke, coal fire, vanilla, fruit.
Salt water and sweet spice at the beginning, develops into a strong, phenolic peat explosion with iodine, pepper, and perhaps smoked salmon(?). The addition of a touch of water tones down the peat and brings out more vanilla, nutmeg, slight citrus fruit, and a hint of floral.
Smoke surrounds a clear woodiness, and a peat/charcoal note with faint wisps of vanilla custard, ending in a dry, crisp finish.
- Very characteristic.
A very smoky / peaty nose.
The taste of peat is there, with medicinal herbs and dried fruits.
Final medium and focused on peat.
- Balance: ( 21/25) Some parts are overly strong, but not bad.
This was the last pour from the bottle, and oddly I enjoyed this pour more than I think any other pour from this bottle. I guess it really just needs some time to interact with air to really bring the best out of it.
( 22/25) Hot Chocolate mix, spiked spiced apple cider, and the lingering smell of camp fire smoke on clothes the next day.
( 23/25) Deliciously oily, some vanilla and coconut, mixed in with hot chocolate mix, touch of drying smoke, but also a nice hint of grilled vegetables, and a touch of boiled cabbage.
( 22/25) Lingering spiced apple cider, oily smoked fish, with a touch of candy sweetness.