Wow…I have had lots of drams of Laphroaig Quarter Cask withour ever taking any tasting notes! I remember the first time I really enjoyed the Quarter Cask. It was Easter 2012 and I had been drinking whisky for almost one year, but found it hard to enjoy peated whiskies. After tasting twelve different Laphroaigs that Easter, I truly love peated whiskies as well!
Well, here is what they say about Laphroaig Quarter Cask:
This expression offers an irresistible doubling of flavour due to the double maturation in two casks 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.
Quarter Cask is bottled at 48 ABV. It is available in Norway at NOK 569,90.
Fresh and “green” on the nose. Lots of oak and lime zest. The peat is hiding elegant in the background. Quite earthy after a while. It smells like walking in a garden filled with different kind of herbs. Oaky and peaty on the palate. Ashes, ammonia and fresh thyme. The finish is dry and leaves the palate with a layer of ash and a hint of licorice.
My score: nose 20 / taste 21 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 83