Laphroaig Scotch Single Malt Triple Wood

Laphroaig

Single Malt Triple Wood

(0.75l, 48%)


8.3/10
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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 his royal princeness Charles of Wales is a fan of the ‘L’ Whisky. The 15-year-old is reportedly the prince's favourite Scotch.

Laphroaig Triple Wood is made in a similar fashion than their famous Quarter Cask. The main difference is that after they age it twice, in Bourbon barrels and then in small 19th century style Quarter Casks, they add a third maturation, in large European oak, Oloroso Sherry casks. This final maturation gives the Triple Wood extra complexity and a slightly sweet edge, making for a significant distinction between the Quarter Cask. Triple Wood is a limited edition, originally supposed for the European Travel Retail only, but luckily for all Laphroaig (and peat) fans, they released a limited amount to the *general* public, too. Thank the Whisky Gods for that (or Laphroaig's marketing department). The Triple Wood has won numerous awards in the past two years, most notably the Gold medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 

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

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smoky
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slightly sweet
black pepper
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Bright gold
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Quite sweet,  also marine-like, oyster shells, iodine, light smoke, vanilla and of obviously Sherry.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, sherry, black pepper, exotic spices, peat reek and citrus fruits.
 
Finish
Mouth filling, long and creamy.
Ratings & Reviews
Chippy
Chippy,
The sherry is prominent on the nose and lends a calming sweetness to the body overall note quite as smoky or peaty but the sweetness is just subtle enough to make this invitingly delightful.
anonymous
anonymous,
just peaty and sweet I like it neat
Dan
Dan,
One of my favorites love the wood and peaty notes.
Graham
Graham,
Updating my rating after making it through most of the bottle. This drink has really grown on me and more of the complexities revealed themselves.
Shane
Shane,
Love this, great flavor and finish
anonymous
anonymous,
QC plus a little extra-- delicious.
Walter
Walter,
Awesome flavor profile.
Avanish
Avanish,
Beautifully rich smokiness with slightly more modest peat than a Lagavulin 16.
anonymous
anonymous,
Excellent version. All the great smokiness with a great finish of fruit and very smooth the whole way
anonymous
anonymous,
Another great bottle with a very oaky bite
Jef
Jef,
This had a great, smoky taste.
Ryan
Ryan,
Extremely smooth. Sweet finish. If you're looking for a strong peat profile, this isn't for you.
Will
Will,
Fantastic, smokey and smooth with just enough heat.
anonymous
anonymous,
Great whisky, very light peat & smoke. Good finish with vanilla notes. A little heat on the back of the tongue.
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
My first Islay. Sweet, smokey, long finish. I'd say a good starter to the peat/smoke area.
anonymous
anonymous,
Nice and balanced. A bit too gentle for my liking of Laphroaig
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