FIRST FILL OLOROSO SHERRY CASK OF LAPHROAIG 1995
Cask Number 7406/1995, distilled on 21 June 1995, bulk 146.08 litres, 51.3 abv, 75.02 RLA, date of regauging 31.07.2019, originally filled into a refill Hogshead, reracked into First Fill Oloroso Cask on 08.03.2017, at the time of gauging this cask yields circa 208 bottles
LYING AT WHISKYBROKER LTD, SCOTLAND Offered In Bond only
As a single malt that is prone to being "teaspooned", it is rare to find a Laphroaig barrel that bears the name of the distillery. This Laphroaig cask not only carries its true name of origin, it is also one of the rare Laphroaig casks to be racked into a 1st fill Oloroso sherry cask.
Appearance: Natural orange wine with light haze
Nose: Pronounced peat smoke, Applewood smoke cheddar and Wensleydale with cranberries develops into sea shells and Singapore salted egg yoke crab. It is only lightly medicinal for a Laphroaig – more first aid box than hospital – yet the distillery character is more than evident, accompanied by the wisdom of 24 long years in oak.
Palate: Laphroaig smoke leads on the palate with briney pineapple and that Applewood smoked cheddar note from the nose returns before the flavours swing back like a pendulum - pineapple, brine, smoke. This whisky is certainly not short on the finish, and the Applewood smoke character is so persistent, yet absolutely enchanting