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Laphroaig 'Quarter Cask'

(48%, OB, +/-2007)
Average Score: 87
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameLaphroaig
Bottling NameQuarter Cask
Alcohol By Volume48%
Other Details+/-2007
Average Score87

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin87
Johannes van den Heuvel87
Olivier Humbrecht89
Craig Daniels83
David Wankel88
Oliver Klimek90

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood87

Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: leather and sweet cream, coca cola syrup, dettol (antiseptic), and a hint of molasses along with ferns and moss. Palate; Much more obviously peaty with coal tar and anthracite; sweet peat and some demarara sugar. Finish: creamy then ashes, tar and coal smoke. Comment: more intense than the 10yo but with more spiky peaks. Retasted 2012.
Oliver KlimekNose: Intense and smoky, sea breeze with spray, a surprising hint of green apple - Palate: Peat punch, but not as sweet as the 10yo, very spicy, even a bit herbal - Finish: Very long and smoky - Overall: This is a powerful dram. An uncompromising young Laphroaig enhanced with strong wood notes. A little water seems to make it even stronger.