Laphroaig Select Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
|Category||Single Malt Scotch|
|Region||United Kingdom, Scotland, Islay|
Laphroaig Select takes its name from the special selection of American and European casks, chosen for their unique character that they give during maturation. Inspired by his early work , we have used Oloroso sherry butts, straight American white oak (non-filled with bourbon), PX seasoned hogsheads, Quarter Casks and finally of course first fill Bourbon Casks. This varied cask maturation technique enabled us to create 6 new flavour combinations that were then tested with our FOL's to choose their favourite style and indeed name. The winning flavour and name chosen by you is LAPHROAIG SELECT. Color: A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour - arising from different maturations and oils mixing together. Nose: Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Oloroso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish - Marzipan and even limes at the end. Palate: This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.