Released 2004, this bottling was aged for around five years before being finished in a quarter cask for several months, the size of the cask is quite small, thus does not require such a long maturation. This remains a truly great achievement from Laphroaig.
Nose: Oily and buttery nose, with toffee, nuttiness, hickory, bicarbonate of soda, rum and raisin ice cream and zest.
Palate: Big rush of sweetiness, in fact it’s an explosion of sweetness, with fiery chilli heat, TCP, sweet cereals and a touch of cola syrup.
Finish: Medium-length, but becomes fruity, with custard and cigar smoke.
Awards for Laphroaig Quarter Cask:
Gold- Liquid Gold Award -2014 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Gold- Scotch Single Malt- Islay -2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition
3rd Place- Best Single Malt Scotch (Islay)-2015 International Whisky Competition
3rd Place- Best Single Malt NAS- 2015 International Whisky Competition
Silver Outstanding – Scotch Single Malt – Islay- 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver- Single Malt Scotch- to 12 Yrs – 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Silver Outstanding – Scotch Single Malt – Islay- 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition