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Laphroaig Quarter Cask 48% 70cl

£38.99
Region
Islay
Strength
48%
Country
Scotland
Type
Single Malt

Description

Laphroaig Quarter Cask takes its inspiration from the small casks often used for Scotch Whisky in the 19th century and frequently transported across the Glens by packhorse.



As the industry grew, they fell into disuse and bigger and more cost effective barrels became the norm, for maturation and transportation.



However as single malt lovers may know, the relationship between the barrels and the maturing spirit is critical. We noted that the small cask size gives up to 60% greater contact with the wood compared to some of the larger sizes used today, thus greatly intensifying the maturation process.



It was decided to recreate some of the Quarter Casks and the flavours they produce. We transferred some still maturing Laphroaig from our larger style barrels into the Quarter Casks. There then followed a further periods of maturation in our original Dunnage Warehouse No1.



The result surprised and delighted us. The additional oak influence creates a soft sweetness and velvety feel when first tasted, then
Laphroaig Quarter Cask 48% 70cl

Customer Reviews

A smokey treat

This is my favorite malt ever.
So smokey, bit like drinking a fine malt through charcoal - I just love it.

Elaine Allen, ST. AUSTELL

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