Laphroaig, Port Wood, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

700 ml, 48% abv, Scotland (Islay)

Originally released as Laphroaig Brodir, meaning brother, this Laphroaig expression combines the signature flavor of Laphroaig with the rich, fruity character of ruby port. This soft and well-rounded single malt Scotch has flavors of red berries, seaweed and smoky peat. Made to a time-honored method, it starts with gently drying malted barley over a peat-fuelled fire. After being mixed with the crystal clear waters of the Kilbride Stream, the barley is distilled and aged in charred ex-Bourbon barrels. These enhance the smokiness of the peat and impart a hint of vanilla. After maturation, the whisky is transferred to European oak ex-ruby Port barrels where it picks up the subtle fruitiness of Portugal’s famous dessert wine.

 

 

 

 

Description

Nose : Dark chocolate and menthol with pink peppercorns. Toasted peaches and charred marshmallows and hint of plum jam, all intertwined with Iodine rich peat smoke.

Taste : Honey Sweet with medicinal smoke.

Finish : Mouth Warming and mouth coating with a lingering finish and slat on the lips.