Laphroaig PX Cask

ABV: 48 %
Origin: Islay
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is medicinal peat and dried fruits. Smoke and ashes coming from the remains of a campfire is immediate and very dominant but well balanced against both red ripe and fresh fruits. The fruits are complemented by a honey sweetness. There’s also medicinal notes with iodine in front. It’s earthy with a hint of dry soil and sand together with a salty breeze from an open sea.

Mouth: The fruity side takes front with a nice ”funky” complex note coming from the ripe fruits together with the richness of the peat. The peat notes now steer towards dry ashes. It’s still earthy with a dry soil feel to it and it’s still salty. There’s a red chili spicyness coming through and a nice oakiness that builds up over time in the mouth.

Finish: A big burst of heavy peat notes together with iodine and brine. The red fruits gets mixed with fresh tropical fruits (mango and pinapple), which comes through with the oak. It’s a long, nice oaky finish with the ashy burnt out campfire lingering for a long time.

Additional information
This is a travel retail exclusive matured first in american ex-bourbon oak barrels, then in quarter casks and then finished in european ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry oak casks. It’s unchillfiltered and has natural colour. It has about 45 ppm.

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