This is a GoodDrop Fresh Drop… meaning we have bought an extremely limited stockholding of this item which will not be replenished once sold out. Get in quick if you want to try this normally travel retail exclusive single malt.
This heavily peated single malt from the Islay distillery was launched for the Global Travel Retail market. For two centuries, Laphroaig master craftsmen have worked to shape the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies. This exceptional edition was created by current Laphroaig Distillery Manager, John Campbell, to honour those who have gone before him. Left to rest in first-fill, over-charred ex-bourbon barrels before further maturing in large, new European oak hogsheads never-before used by Laphroaig, maturation occurs slowly, resulting in a whisky of great depth.
·96 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018
“Almost Laphroaig in concentrated form. The peat somehow seems intensified and ultra-acidic, as though a different, deeper darker type of turf has been employed. Then there is the saltiness also, which cries of a sea breeze in the same way as an oystercatcher. The fruit is toasty, but no more than a hint under the shadow of the commanding phenols. Soft and loquacious, this tells of grist yielding its sweet, smoky secrets; heather honey and rising spices. A sherry butt away from one of the best new whiskies of the year.”
Tasting Note: Deep sunset orange colour. Signature peat-smoke with burnt apricot and raisin on the nose. Palate of soft oak, notes of rich caramelised dark fruit and dried fruitiness. Nut, peat and oiled-wood finish.