smoky
phenols
peaty
sweet
white chocolate
caramel
spicy
oily
coconut
Spiral Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig

Quarter Cask

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Medium gold. 
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Maritime. Powerful phenolic smoke, peat oil, sweet malt, coal. Develops hints of chocolate, cinnamon, coconut and banana aromas.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Deep, complex and smoky. Medicinal peatiness balanced by caramelised sweetness. Chilli peppers and hot spices. 
 
Finish
Really long, sweet and smoky, dries appropriately with smoke and spice. 
 
Comment
A successful Whisky experiment and innovation.  

Flavour spiral
Smoky, phenols, peaty, sweet, white chocolate, caramel, oily, spicy, coconut. 
Price:
$63.99
It comes from the upper-left side of our flavour map. In an explosive manner! 
 
The Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. Although Laphroaig isn't allowed to put the prefix ‘Royal’ in its name (yet), rumour has it that his royal princeness Charles of Wales is a fan of the ‘L’ Whisky. The 15-year-old is reportedly the prince's favourite Scotch.
 
The craftsmen at Laphroaig have revived the practice and gave small casks another try. And boy did it work. 
 
Quarter Cask is a small type of cask (50 litres) used to transport Whisky on horseback during 19th century. They speed up the maturation process due to the larger wood contact.  Although there’s no age statement on this Laphroaig, it is said to be around six years old (of which 7 months in the quarter cask). Instead of chill filtering, only barrier filtering is used. 
 
Trivia: 
Donald Johnston died in 1847. It is believed that he died having fallen into a vat of partially made Whisky.


  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    48%
  • Distillery
    Laphroaig
  • Bottler
    Laphroaig

Laphroaig

Quarter Cask

(0.75l, 48%)


7.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Aaron
This bottle has been my GO TO when I am in the mood for an Islay with some smooth flavor. The combination of using a Quarter Cask with an Islay means that you get the classic task of an Islay with the flavor of a more mature aging.
Link
Nose: Smoky, a little bit pure alcohol Palate: Caramel / Wood Finish: Medium-low strong, smoky
Davidson
Rich and smoky, almost a meaty flavor to it, smacking of bacon and capers.
Karlo
Smoky and peat at first, after few minutes sweat and smooth love the combination! Finish long and sweet with touch of smoke. This NAS is much better then 10 year old in my opinion.
John
Smoky and intense in the best way
KC
Very nice. Complex. Definitely needs a little water. Stiff, bold and strong.
Chris
BAM! You almost get knocked out with the smoke and peat, but you get used to it, and start tasting other parts of it. Well worth the price.
anonymous
Very oily, smoky and sweet, and kind of hot - not exactly spicy. Love it.
anonymous
Taste better with a little bit water
anonymous
You can tell it's a Laphroaig product, but lacks the character of the 10 year.
Robert
Lovely, challenging Islay with great depth of smoke and peat.
Marc
Good
anonymous
Smokey and a wonderful peatiness. Enjoy with a nice block of cheese or chocolate.
Dan
Peaty, oak woody
devon
reminiscent of the smells and tastes of chemicals used to clean chicken houses back in the day.
anonymous
Favorite Laphroaig so far! Smoky, sweet, and oaky. Great combination.
Gregory
Has a band aid taste but very smooth!
Armando
Really, really long finish. Definitely pick up nose of banana and cinnamon and smoky and peppery to the palette
Cheyne
A wonderfully peaty dram, my first favorite of the Laphroaig profile. Going off memory, I remember it being a sherried yet woodsy dram. Quite full and rich yet not as overpowering as the cask strength 10 year old. A bit young, but the peat is stronger at more youthful expressions. A top notch whisky.
anonymous
Bloody awesome!!
Mike
Not my favorite Laphroig, but a solid and tasty dram none the less. Recommend if you don't want to go for the triple wood.
Chris
Strong choice. I've been told this tastes 'medicinal'. Not sure I understand this but regardless, it's peated and excellent.
anonymous
Epic!
Paul
Delicious
anonymous
Extremely smooth and drinkable.
Pete
Sweet start, strong finish.
anonymous
It's yummy
John
Nice, but a bit smokey for me.
Zbigniew
Nice smokey nose but for me to strong of a flavor
Rolf
Strong Stockholm tar reminder
Charles
Very strong peat combined with the richness of the wood flavor
anonymous
Laphroaig Quater Cast is aged approx. 8 years. IMO it tastes far better than Laphroaig 10 Years Old. It's peaty and smokey with hints of sweetness and oak. For 48% vol. it's suprisingly mild.
Cory
Delicious, like a crunchy piece of oak.
anonymous
I think the world of this one
Rick
I'm a vulin fan when it comes to peats, just wish it was smoother...
anonymous
A great islay whisky!
anonymous
Rauchig phenolisch charaktervoll
Peter
Salty, smoke for days, peaty nose. Tobacco, medicine like, slight mouth coating.
anonymous
Great but a bit too sweet and mellow
anonymous
If you like peat, brine, and smoke. Then this is the malt for you.
anonymous
Seriously smokey!!!
anonymous
The full complement of genius in an Islay malt -- oaked and salted peat smoke with a little cereal grain and vanilla that add to the layers. An easy go-to every time!
Sally
Smoky and delicious - a summer campfire for your tastebuds
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