Laphroaig 32 Year Old Announced
Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky continues to celebrate its bicentenary with the release of the Laphroaig 32 Year Old. The very special bottling, distributed by Maxxium UK, has been aged for over three decades in a single cask type.
Matured exclusively in a first-fill ex-Oloroso cask, the Laphroaig 32 Year Old is a whisky that has picked up all the flavours so typical of spirit laid down in ex-Sherry casks - the dark Christmas fruits, the nuts and spice, and at the same time possesses the extraordinary delicate balance common to old, excellent whiskies. It is an extremely rare and accomplished whisky.
Official Tasting Notes
On the nose the aroma of caramelised brown sugar is predominant, with notes of dark, bitter chocolate and nutmeg leading the palate, followed by a dry and lingering sherried oak finish.
Laphroaig 32 Year Old, an intensely rich single, malt will be available in October 2015 in selected specialist whisky retailers with a RRP of £750.00.
I was lucky enough to taste this last week and my notes are shown below.
Laphroaig 32 Year Old
Like the wave-washed granite walls of the Laphroaig distillery this extremely rare and unique expression has a rounded character. Sherry matured in hogsheads and bottled at cask strength this exquisite single malt has a profound character due to 32 years of maturation.
This is a great mix showing why smoke and sherry sweetness go together so well, it's very sweet which suits my palate and I just wish I had the pennies to buy one,
Thanks to Laphroaig for the official sample.
Initially a sweet but spicy dark fruit stew, lots of sweet plums, raisins, sultanas, apricots and nectarines with a mix of Christmas cake spicyness and then lots of cigarette ash smoke, bitter lemons and pickles, chalky sweets, vanilla cream and rum and raisin ice cream
Sweet and sticky with tangy spices, lots of juicy fruits and then chalky sweet smoke, medicinal smoke there also and then pickled lemons, and haribo tangtastics with crushed cloves.
Sweet and tangy, this is glorious