Laphroaig PX Cask Triple Matured review

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Laphroaig PX Cask review 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.

Twisted TRIPLE X whisky

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.

Matured in:
Ex-Bourbon and quarter American oak casks, finished in Pedro Ximenez Ex-Sherry casks
Colour: Sunlight
Nose: Peat with harsh and salty sea air. Starts with a breeze going through your nose. After that, there’s sherry sweetness along with dry fruits.
Taste: Salty with peat and delicate smoke. Very thick and jammy palate. Hints of spices, pepper being the main note.
Finish: Nicely sherried finish and some dryness from oak. Peat is present as well. Ends in a much delicate way than it starts. Suits well for this palate.
Balance: Nice peat and sherry mix in a dry palate. Not a great one, but fairly good.

Scoring

84
Nose:Taste:Finish:Balance:
22
20
21
21
Distillery: Laphroaig Region: Islay ABV: 48%
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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