Laphroaig Select Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Laphroaig Select Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$ 45

Laphroaig Select Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky exemplifies the distinct character associated with its Island origin. As one of Islay’s most iconic distilleries, Laphroaig has a reputation for producing whiskies that combine the elemental power of the sea with the rich, peated character of the island's terrain. The Select expression is a blend of various cask finishes, combining Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hogsheads, Quarter casks, and first-fill bourbon casks. This combination of diverse wood types yields a Scotch that balances traditional peat intensity with surprising elegance and complexity.

Nose: A complex, multifaceted aroma where the iconic Islay peat is both pronounced and refined, enveloping the senses with hints of seaweed, iodine, and brine, softened by a noticeable sweetness of vanilla, and a touch of citrus.

Palate: The palate is met with an intriguing balance. The intense, earthy peat characteristic of Laphroaig presents itself robustly, while sweeter elements of ripe red fruits, vanilla, and a hint of nuttiness from the array of casks used for maturation, provide a counterbalance, offering layers of complexity.

Finish: Enduring and multidimensional, the finish lingers with smoky peat, complemented by a final note of sea salt, oak, and a quiet whisper of caramel sweetness.

Laphroaig Select marries the robust peat intensity and maritime notes that Islay whiskies are renowned for with a mellowness and complexity introduced by the diverse cask finishes. It’s a single malt that invites both the seasoned Islay enthusiast and the curious explorer to embark on a journey of taste, showcasing the rugged beauty and elemental power of its island home. Enjoy it neat or with a splash of water to unveil the nuanced layers of this Islay gem.