Laphroaig Triple Wood
Added on Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 05:54 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $100 Availability: Overseas Wide
Ex-bourbon barrels and quarter casks.  Finished in European Oak.  1L bottle.
Member Ratings and Notes

n:  Classic Laphroaig tar and iodine with a bit of steroids.  Fireplace ash.


p:  Much more charcoal than a standard Laphroaig. More woody too.  A nice malt.  A small step up from the 10.


Nose is charcoal, mild antiseptic, a little burnt plastic, hint of rest stop bathroom on the way to Vegas.


Palate is sooty, ashy, medium-sweet. Tasty and hits the spot for a peaty whisky, but not in an "aahhhh" way, it sort of just fits the bill. Petroleum-type notes. Finish dries out, but not very much so, with unusual tannic spices lingering. Not a lot going on here for me.  B/B-


N: varnish, mahogany furniture, paint thinner

P: cinnamon, rubber, with peat and anise.  A bit dry and thin

F: bit more rubber


N: Strong grassy and firewood notes that very differenty from other Laphs. 

P: Nice light flavor but hot. The wood come through more here. 

F: Long hot finish


In hindsight, I should have tried adding H20. I think that would really open this one up.


Savoury flavours of peat smoke and red berry sweetness. Ash and mixed berries. Phenols are more abundant. Oak char and ash in the finish. Solid whisky. 
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