COLOUR: Pale gold, a peek of the complexity created by the careful aging process
NOSE: Restrained smoky flavours and aromas of sweet vanilla, wood spice and smoked bacon, plus a hint of dried fruit
FINISH: Lingering with waves of smoke and a peppery conclusion
PALATE: Layered and creamy, with flavours of pepper, iodine and peat smoke along with hints of green apple
MATURATION: This cask strength single malt spends a quarter of a century in ex-Bourbon casks and Oloroso sherry barrels
PATIENCE DESERVES TO BE REWARDED.
And when it comes to the Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength single malt, there’s no doubt that good things are worth the wait. This exquisite 53.4% vol whisky blends famously rugged Laphroaig flavours with a mellow sweetness after a quarter of a century in ex-Bourbon casks and barrels once filled with Oloroso sherry.
After maturing, the whisky is extracted, filtered and bottled at its natural strength creating an experience equivalent to tasting it at the source. Full-bodied and well-rounded, flavours of peat smoke and spice balanced by vanilla and apple glide over the palate with a remarkably smooth mouthfeel. The long, layered finish reflects the patience put into bottling this premium Scotch.