Laphroaig Triple Wood Scotch Whisky Returns
[Laphroaig] Hello U.S. Friends,
We heard you loud and clear. I’m pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming requests, Laphroaig Triple Wood Scotch Whisky will once again be available stateside, just in time for autumn. What better time to enjoy this unique sherry-finished whisky?
If you’re not familiar with Triple Wood, allow me to wax poetic about what makes it so special. It all comes down to how the liquid is matured. As complex as the flavour is, the idea is actually quite simple. Triple Wood is matured three times in three different casks, each imparting their own character into the spirit.
It all starts with our classic ex-bourbon casks. From there a range of aged spirit is transferred into smaller quarter casks. And finally, the spirit spends some time in the larger, Oloroso sherry casks. All this creates a taste that’s wholly unique and yet unmistakably, all Laphroaig® . It’s the perfect marriage of peat, oak and sherry.
With a gentle mixture of raisins and creamy apricots, the initial flavour is rather sweet. At the back, a trace of dry peat smoke mingles with smoother nutty flavours for a nice syrupy whole. A touch of water will mask the fruiter notes bringing the peat smoke forward.
The initial burst of peat is gentled on the tongue by creamier vanilla and fruit flavours with just a hint of sherry sweetness. Add a bit of water to calm the peat reek and allow the more complex citrus and spice flavours to come through.
Extremely long and mouth-filling while nicely balanced by a sweet, smooth caramel taste.
Remember friends, Laphroaig Triple Wood is a limited expression that’s only here once a year so be on the lookout for a bottle this holiday season. It makes the perfect gift for the single malt lover. And it never hurts to get yourself a little something every now and then.
Laphroaig & Ardmore