Laphroaig Twitter Tasting
I always love being on Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire's tweet tastings and this is no exception, a cracking set of core range expressions from the brilliant Islay smoker that is Laphroaig.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
One of the very first drams I had on my whisky journey and has some real special memories for me of a friend who is no longer with us. I've been a huge fan of the 10 Year Old for a long time now and even been a Friend of Laphroaig since way back in January 1998.
If you want a bottle why not pop over to The Green Welly Stop for a bottle.
|Bottle Name||Laphroaig 10 Year Old10 Year|
|Nose||Over cooked oat cakes with medicinal cigar smoke, almost menthol cigarette, underneath is a lovely sweetness of baked pear tart tatin and bitter rhubard crumble|
|Taste||initially pleasant undercooked doughy pastry which has been rubbed with pear juice, followed by a kick of good cigar smoke and oatcakes, touches of toffee apple in here also.|
|Finish||The cigar smoke and oatcakes fades to Vanilla and Pastry|
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
I've had this dram a number of times before but times before, all before having the blog and i really am a big fan, it's so easy drinking it totally is an easy session dram that i would happily be able to drink a good number of drams of.
Buy your bottle of this double matured beauty now from The Green Welly Stop.
|Bottle Name||Laphroaig Quarter Cask|
Oh a lot of sweetness in here before the smoke comes. The smoke is still very cigar like but theres a much much stronger note of freshly scraped vanilla pods, and doughy pastry which becomes much more biscuity, rich tea biscuits which have been dunked in milky tea
|Taste||creamy and vanilla, rich tea buscuits dunked in sugary milky tea accompanied by a romeo y julieta cigar|
|Finish||cigar smoke with traditional rhubarb and custard sweets|
Laphroaig Triple Wood
This dram is matured in ex-bourbon then the same quarter casks as before before a final maturation is some ex-sherry casks that really add something a bit different to this dram.
Once again the guys at The Green Welly Stop are hard to beat for this one.
|Bottle Name||Laphroaig Triple Wood|
|Nose||Sweet like chocolate with belgian milk chocolate covered raisins and vanilla essence with a much lighter cigar smoke note than i was expecting, lots of biscuity notes in this also.|
|Taste||Raisin and chocolate covered digestives with cinnamon topping and a cigar ash side order, there's a hint of demerera sugar in here also|
|Finish||chocolate covered demerera sugar flavoured cigar.|
Laphroaig 18 Year Old
I've had this before and absolutely loved it, this is such a sweet dram underlying the gentle smokiness and it's so easy to drink and i would happily drink dram after dram of this.
The lovely The Green Welly Stop have this dram on a brilliant deam at the moment.
|Bottle Name||Laphroaig 18 Year Old|
|Nose||Oh my oh my this is like edible goodness in a glass, sweet demerera sugar covered xmas cake with chocolate shavings and a ver very light hint of smoke.|
|Taste||Lindt lindor dark chocolate balls with cinnamon coating and a blast of smoke with black pepper|
|Finish||Keeps going on and on with pepper covered chocolate|