Whisky Tasting Notes
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Nose: A powerful nose with an authoritative shower of white pepper. It doesn’t so much smell of hickory smoked cashews, rather they have forced up your nostrils. Someone described it brilliantly as “creeping evil”.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Taste: Rum and raisin ice cream sprint forward, before thrusting a brutal chilli uppercut. The medicinal notes and peat frolic around, evolving on the palate – the oily dynamism is very impressive for a whisky of this young age and reasonable price point.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Finish: Laphroaig’s the King of the long peat finish and this is no exception, but with more cigar than expected, leaving an unmistakably dry residue. There’s an element of sweet fruit, but not enough for the coal ash remnants. I heard someone say they: “always remember the place where I last drank this whisky”.
Flavour 8/10 Value 10/10