Quarter Cask

70cl48% vol
Quarter-Cask

This expression offers an irresistible doubling of flavour due to the double maturation in two casks made of American oak.

Still-maturing whisky from our standard ex-bourbon barrels is transferred to quarter casks and left to rest in our warehouse just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic shore.

This process represents Laphroaig breathing new life into a once-defunct tradition: the use of the smaller cask size, which ensures increased contact with the oak, creating a soft and velvety edge to complement Laphroaig’s distinctive peatiness.

On the nose the sensation is toffee and caramel, caused by the vanillas and tannins of the American oak, plus a dryness from the wood oil.

The finish is long and alternates between this sweetness and smoke.

£23.68

In stock

Tasting notes

  • Colour

    Full sparkling gold.

  • NOSE

    Burning embers of peat in a crofter's fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas.

  • BODY

    Full bodied.

  • PALATE

    Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness.

  • FINISH

    Really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice.

Quarter Cask

70cl48% vol

£23.68

In stock

Awards

  • 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • 2017 International Spirits Challenge
  • 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition