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Laphroaig Triple Wood

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  • Distiller:

    Laphroaig

  • Bottler:

    Laphroaig

  • ABV:

    48%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Very, very good but very modern and ‘engineered’, especially on the palate that is kind of liqueurish. A Laphroaig liqueur? We like the regular Quarter Cask a little better and our good old 10yo CS much better.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Time has subdued the peat smoke to just a simmer and the aggressive woody notes found in the Quarter Cask have been tamed.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Fun, lots of depth, and as balanced as peated whiskys tend to get.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: A decent balance of flavors and aromas with a full body, smooth texture and a bit of heat on it’s way down.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: It’s essentially Quarter Cask finished in oloroso sherry casks, so in addition to the intense charcoal smoke attack there are rich fruity notes; blackcurrant and berries
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I was really hoping this would punch closer to Quarter Cask than Lore but to me, this dram is more like Lore. There's not a lot here. It's on the same plane as the 10yr to me but I think I'd prefer to have a bottle of Quarter Cask.
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  • Nose:

    Mild peat smoke, creamy sweetness. Some faint jammy fruits like raspberry, cherry, fig. mild pepper, sea air. Everything is there but sort of toned down.

  • Taste:

    Oily but mild - nothing too epic here. Sweet, peppery with some mild brine. Mild sherry fruit and a little dab of cocoa. Sea air, some seafood notes.

  • Finish:

    Medium and mildly astringent. More flavor than lore but its fruitier and the pepper, smoke and brine take a back seat.

  • Overall:

    I was really hoping this would punch closer to Quarter Cask than Lore but to me this dram is more like Lore. Theres not a lot here. Its on the same plane as the 10yr to me but I think Id prefer to have a bottle of Quarter Cask. This bottle is also priced similar to Cairdeas here and there is no day of the week Id pick this up over any Cairdeas I can get my paws on. They just have so much flavor compared to this muted and pretty toned down bottle. For this reason, Im giving this dram a rank 5. Its perfectly fine, but I dont feel a need to buy it over the 10 (which is $30 cheaper) and I feel like the 10 has more flavor anyways.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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