Laphroaig Select

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, proudly reveals Laphroaig Select, the newest edition to the award-winning Laphroaig portfolio.

Laphroaig Select’s unique character is derived from the special selection of casks chosen for maturation. The heart of the spirit is drawn from a final maturation in new American Oak casks, rarely used for Scotch whisky.

Representing a subtle blending of peat, oak and sweetness, Laphroaig Master Distiller John Campbell has selected the spirit from Laphroaig Quarter Cask, PX Cask, Triple Wood (European Oak casks) and a final addition of 10 Year Old to create Laphroaig Select.

Bottled at natural colour, the new single malt offers Laphroaig’s trademark ‘peat reek’ matched by an additional layer of complexity and depth brought about by the fusion of the maturation styles and different oaks.

Master Distiller John Campbell said; “Select is an exciting and unique expression that brings together the best of Laphroaig’s flavour profile. The inspiration for Laphroaig Select comes from perhaps our greatest family owner, Ian Hunter (1886-1954), one of the first distillers to experiment with both ‘new’ American and ‘traditional’ European oak maturation. As the world’s No.1 Islay malt whisky, we continue to stay true to our long and illustrious heritage, and this expression sits perfectly amongst our award-winning portfolio.”

Laphroaig Select is available in selected whisky specialists and retailers (RRP £34.99).

Laphroaig Select – Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, No Age Statement, 40% Alc/vol 70 cl.

Colour…Halley’s Comet taillaphroaig-select

Nose…Caribbean fruit salad, smoke from an Islay chimney in winter, cherries with vanilla ice cream.

Taste…Sweet, Cuban cigars whilst barbequing bananas on the beach, light lemon juice, a little ginger and pepper spice.

Finish…Long finish, the smoke and fresh tobacco lingers, quite drying, a classy dram.

Score…4 Corks

That was certainly a fine dram and as Jim loves all things Islay, this dram was right up his street. this is a malt that is going to have it’s own spot in The Whisky Boys cabinet. It is our suggestion that all our readers have a wee taste of this fine dram it’s a cracker.

Well done to John Campbell and all at Laphroaig Distillery for this grand dram.

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