Laphroaig Triple Wood. In presentation tube. The Laphroaig is matured in bourbon barrels and then transferred into quarter casks and then further matured in Olorosso sherry European oak butts. This was released for the duty free market.
Molasses and oily toffee. Dates, walnuts, notes from the Maker’s Mark barrels (vanilla, toastiness, sweetness etc). We got oodles of butter, zest, cool wood smoke, almond, and passion fruit.
Dry and medicinal, with exotic spices, perhaps even some turmeric. The sherry notes are there too, but rather than being the big Christmas pudding flavour one often expects from Oloroso-aged whisky, we are instead treated to a much more restrained iced fruitcake, graced with hints of Laphroaig’s classic smoke.
The mustiness carries into the finish, which lasts for a good while, with oily spices and dried fruit.