Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig Quarter Cask is bottled at nice 48% ABV and is classified as a “No Age Statement”. Quarter Cask is according to information matured 5 years in bourbon casks before a final 1 year on smaller casks, quarter casks. The final maturation of the smaller casks are said to get the whisky to mature faster because there is a closer connection between the whisky and casks. The idea behind it all is that the whisky should taste like it did back in the 1800s, something that we can not directly determine, then we have nothing to compare with. Whether it works is up to each individual to decide.
The first thing that comes to mind is the feeling of sitting at a campfire and just smell the scent of the great fire, mixed with all the nature around. A strong smell of smoke and peat, in other words. Do I even feel a noticeable scent of citrus and vanilla.
The first thing that strikes me is smoke and salt, this is Laphroaig. The taste is also slightly greasy, and may think I feel a certain acidity and taste of anise and other spices.
The finish is long with a heavy smoke and peat flavor that fills the mouth, it’s sort of warm the body. Even some sweet tones show up, even though the smokiness takes the greatest place.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask is a pure symphony in terms of aromas and flavors. It is a whisky that maintains both the aroma and taste of a warm and friendly manner. If you sit in a comfortable armchair with a glass of Quarter Cask like this in the winter and it’s -15 ° C outside, it’s very easy for you dream away to far away places.