TRIPLE WOOD

70cl 48% vol

Our triple-matured Islay Scotch combines the unforgettable medicinal flavor of Laphroaig whisky with softer notes of fruit and spice.

Laphroaig Triple Wood is aged in three different types of cask, including American oak ex-Bourbon barrels. We then pick and choose the most suitable spirits from these barrels, ranging in age. These are blended and transferred into small 19th Century Quarter Casks for a second maturation. This gives them more contact with the wood, imparting notes of spice and cedar.

Finally, the spirit is moved into our specially selected large European oak Oloroso sherry casks for that final touch of sherry sweetness. This whisky matures and develops slowly during this final stage, lending it a complex and full-bodied flavor.

  • Triple matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, quarter casks and sherry butts

  • Specially selected spirit is drawn from each for maximum flavour

  • The use of triple wood imparts flavors of spice and fruit

  • A powerful peated whisky with flavors of smoke, raisins and nuts

  • 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition Gold

 

€37.68 incl. VAT €37.68
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Unforgettable as always

A true crowd-pleaser, Laphroaig Triple Wood is a softer expression of our classic Islay Scotch. It goes through a three-stage maturation process which adds notes of dried fruit, spice and nuts to the unforgettable taste of peat smoke and salt that Laphroaig is known for. Truly powerful, this punchy whisky has a creamy consistency with flavors of raisins and apricots. This richly flavored Scotch whisky should be served neat, over ice or with a dash of cold water.

Laphroaig Triple Wood begins the same way as our other expressions. First the malted barley is dried and toasted over a peat-fuelled fire, which lends a subtle smoky flavor. Next, it's mixed with the waters of the Kilbride Stream and distilled into pure spirit. This is added to ex-Bourbon barrels — the insides of which are charred to impart flavors of sweet vanilla. Our master distillers then sample the spirit from multiple barrels in our storehouse, and choose the most suitable ones for Laphroaig Triple Wood.

Depth of taste

The second stage of maturation takes place in small quarter casks, following classic whisky-making tradition. This particular aging process ensures more wood contact, lending a velvety softness to the whisky along with notes of spice.

Finally, for the last stage the spirit is moved to large ex-Oloroso sherry butts and left to rest in our warehouse, on the rugged shores of the Atlantic Ocean. As it slowly matures, the whisky becomes even more mellow and picks up notes of sherry sweetness.

This innovative process was dreamed up by Laphroaig's master distillers, drawing upon the skills, techniques and passion of those who came before them. Laphroaig Single Malt has been continually improved upon  since 1815 when the distillery first opened Islay, an island which sits off the west coast of Scotland at the far reaches of the Scotch whisky map.

 

TASTING NOTES


  • Colour

    Natural colour. Full sparkling gold

  • NOSE
    Sweet raisins and creamy apricots, nuttiness, bonfire ash and earthy peat.
  • BODY

    Powerful, yet with a creamy consistency.

  • FINISH
    Mouth-filling and extremely long, balanced by a sweet smooth caramel taste.
  • PALATE
    Creamy flavours of vanilla and fruit, with a suggestion of sherry sweetness

AWARDS

  • 2017 INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
  • 2017 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE
  • 2016 INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
  • 2016 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE
  • 2013 BEVERAGE TASTING INSTITUTE (BTI)
  • 2013 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION