This expression offers an irresistible doubling¬†of flavour due to the double maturation in¬†two casks made of American oak.
Still-maturing whisky from our standard ex-bourbon¬†barrels is transferred to quarter casks¬†and left to rest in our warehouse just a stone‚Äôs¬†throw from the Atlantic shore.
This process represents Laphroaig breathing¬†new life into a once-defunct tradition: the¬†use of the smaller cask size, which ensures¬†increased contact with the oak, creating a soft¬†and velvety edge to complement Laphroaig‚Äôs¬†distinctive peatiness.
On the nose the sensation is toffee and¬†caramel, caused by the vanillas and tannins of¬†the American oak, plus a dryness from the¬†wood oil.
The finish is long and alternates between this¬†sweetness and smoke.