Laphroaig Quarter Cask
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Raided Score: 88 Publication: WhiskyCast Excerpt: The finish has notes of wood smoke and peat, with a hint of grassiness as the smokiness fades. Read Full Review Raided Score: 87 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: This finishes dry and almost scratches your throat on the way down. Upon exhalation, the peat smoke is what remains. Read Full Review Raided Score: 84 Publication: whiskyfun Excerpt: Didn’t it become spicier and oakier over time? Nah, I think it’s very good Laphroaig despite the oak that’s just a little too obvious for me. Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: It’s not a gentle Scotch, but it’s more complicated than 10 Year, finishing with an interesting citrusy sweetness that makes you keep going back. Read Full Review Raided Score: 82 Publication: Whisky Monster Excerpt: For the ones who like the balance between peat and vanilla, but a harsh palate this can be the one. I believe Laphroaig Quarter Cask is a decent young Islay whisky, however when the pricing is compared to regular Laphroaig 10 year old, it might change your mind easily. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: It's rougher and less refined but also manages to deliver some enjoyable notes. Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: Whiskey Advocate Excerpt: The whisky begins sweet and creamy, with notes of vanilla, honey, and ripe malt (reminiscent of a malting floor). Read Full Review
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Laphroaig is a Beam/Suntory scotch distillery in the Islay region of scotch. Known for several core age stated products, they also specialize in funky one-offs that make little sense and generally carry no age statements.
PLASTIC. Burning plastic, tires, homes, dreams...etc. Theres intense rubber and peaty boggy notes. Egad.
Intense but rich mouthfeel. Theres a lot of sweet here but its also brash and powerful. Peat, smoke, vanilla, lemon custard, plastic, you name it.
Its medium and relentless on the plastic notes. Theres some vanilla that comes out with a little orange sweetness at the end along with brine, vanilla cream and some lemon notes.
Brash, young and powerful, Quarter Cask lives up to its name. Its rougher and less refined but also manages to deliver some enjoyable notes.
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