Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Single Malt Whisky
48% Alcohol content


Laphroaig is considered one of the most strongly flavoured of all scotch whiskies, and is most frequently aged to 10 years, although the 15-(now discontinued) and 18-year-old varieties are common (the 27-, 30- and 40-year-olds however, are rare and expensive). The company describes their whisky as the most distinctive of Scotch whisky.


House Style: Medicinal.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Michael Jackson

Nose: Grungey. Boat house. Industrial smoke and tar. Lemon juice. Intense.


Body: Rich, oily. Full mouth-feel.


Palate: A smoky rainbow, from sweet barley and full fruit through to intense peat and seaweed.


Finish: Long, perfectly weighted, with rich and intense peak and smoke. Classic Laphroaig.


By using smaller casks and by avoiding chill filtering, the Quarter Cask Single Malt is supposed to taste like the type of whisky that was distilled 200 years ago. Due to the smaller barrel used, the oak surface contact is 30% greater than with standard barrels. The Quarter Cask is also bottled at 96° proof (48 per centum ABV), or 20% stronger than standard.


2011 International Wines & Spirits Competition - Silver


2011 & 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Gold


2010 International Wines & Spirits Competition - Gold


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