Laphroaig Cask Finished – 60.6% – 20-001 / July 2020
Laphroaig Cask Finished
(American Oak Ex-Bourbon then Rum Cask Matured)
60.6% / 20-001 / July 2020
Matured in small ex-bourbon casks for 3.5 years, transferred to a 200L rum cask for 1 year then finished in a 200L Laphroaig cask for only 12 days.
Mellow peat, full of malty caramel sweetness, high floral notes, and rum goodness coming through. Lingering Islay peat notes tie it all together and leave it with a long and satisfying finish.
Batch Nº: 20-001
Bottled: 15th July 2020
Rich rum notes peek through the sweet floral bourbon overtones with a welcome whiff of earthy peat.
Clean malty alcohol provides the big opening, then the floral and peat notes dance across the palate with suggestions of boiled lollies, vanilla beans and musk sticks recalling the bourbon cask origins. The diverse elements resolve into a delicious complexity that lingers long and rich.
It is here that the Islay peat comes to the fore and carries all the elements of this complicated dram to a wonderfully fulfilling conclusion. A little water adds a creamy element but does diminish the glorious rum sweetness so do enjoy this engaging dram at cask strength before reaching for the water jug.
Product of Australia