So sad to see this thread fall off to page #2
, so I had to revive it!
I'll admit I've been pretty slack lately, penny pinching and took a month holiday from my whisky consumption.
So with the last long weekend of the Summer looking cold and damp, I decided to splurge a little and get a cheap bottle of Jack.
...when I happened to cross the Scotch section at Superstore Liquor at noon today I found the bargain of the Year,
and only one remaining so I felt obligated to take it home ...Laphroaig Quarter Cask (NAS) at just $40
I first bought one of these about 5 or 6 months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it at just $50!
Peaty, salty and smokey but also has a sweet vanilla buttery smoothness (ex Bourbon Barrel matured)
to round out the 48% cask strength power punch.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig Quarter Cask offers an irresistible doubling of flavour, due to the double maturation in two barrels made of American oak. Still-maturing whisky from our standard ex-bourbon barrels is transferred to quarter casks and left to rest in our warehouse just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic shore.
This process represents Laphroaig breathing new life into a once-defunct tradition: the use of the smaller cask size, which ensures increased contact with the oak, creating a soft and velvety edge to complement Laphroaig’s distinctive peatiness.
On the nose the sensation is toffee and caramel, caused by the vanillas and tannins of the American oak, plus a dryness from the wood oil. The finish is long and alternates between this sweetness and smoke.
You can find out more about Laphroaig Quarter Cask here
COLOUR: Full sparkling gold
NOSE: Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas
BODY: Full bodied
PALATE: Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness
FINISH: Really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice
Looking forward to starting the weekend early by taking Friday off