Laphroaig Triple Wood Islay Scotch Single Malt
Scotch, 750 mL
|Country :||United Kingdom|
|Producer :||D. Johnston & Co.|
|Alcohol :||48 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Scotland Other|
|Classification :||Double vieillissement|
|Container :||Coloured Glass Container|
Light amber colour; aromas of dried fruit, sweet vanilla, cereal, brine with smoky/hickory notes; full bodied, sweet, with a creamy/rounded palate, flavours of peat smoke/ash, toasted nut, dried fruit and spice; long pungent but ultimately sweet spiced fruit finish.
With no water, a large initial burst of peat belies the slight lack on the nose but is gentled on the tongue by the creamier flavours of vanilla and fruit with just a suggestion of sherry sweetness. With a trace of water the peat reek is gentled, allowing the more complex flavours of citrus fruits and spices to come through. A slight tang comes from the European Oak balancing the creamier American White Oak.
The intial flavour is quite sweet with a gentle mixture of sweet raisins and creamy apricots, with just a trace of the dry peat smoke at the back. The smoother nutty flavours combine all these flavours into one smooth, syrupy whole.