This single malt whisky matured in four different cask types, comes from the legendary Laphroaig distillery. This was first released for the travel retail market in 2016.
Four Oak aging happens in a combination of bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads.
Quick tasting notes
My notes are a result of quick tasting at local community’s event. So bare with me if they seem incomplete. Well, it’s matter of taste so tasting notes usually might seem incomplete to others.
Ex-Bourbon barrels, Virgin American Oak, European Oak and Quarter Casks
Nose: Sweet peat smoke combined with fruity layers and damp wood.
Taste: Salty and peppery, with hints of nutty notes and oak. Toasted green fruits.
Finish: Quite fast with peat and peppers dominating, hints of ashes and tropical fruits.
Balance: To be honest, a bit boring Laphroaig. But then again, Laphroaig is usally good even when it’s boring. Not a complex dram but manages to offer pure Islay in a toned way.
Distillery: Laphroaig Region: Islay
Laphroaig Four Oak enjoyed out of Glencairn nosing glass in a Finnish tipi-like hut