Laphroaig PX Cask replaced their Triplewood in the travel retail but like its predecessor, the PX Cask expression has been matured in three different casks too. With the difference, that Laphroaig PX Cask spends its last 12 months in Pedro Ximenez Ex-Sherry casks. The whole maturation process goes like this: first the Ex-Bourbon casks, then quarter American oak casks and finally, finished in Pedro Ximenez Cask.
You don’t often bump into a heavy whisky like this under the Travel Retail label. It has a flavor profile which combines the powerful, signature Laphroaig smoke with sweet wine kind of palate.
Even though I haven’t tasted Triplewood, I’d say that the exception shows in the palate as figured. I can imagine this as the Triplewood with a twist. I’m being clever and stating this as Triple X of whiskies. Not the best offering by Laphroaig, but obviously better than the movie, I am referencing.