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.
Released for the Travel Retail market, Laphroaig Four Oak features a marriage of whisky matured in a quartet of casks, namely ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American white oak barrels and European oak hogsheads. This cask mix culminates an extraordinary fusion of flavours and aromatic nuances including sandalwood, pine, fir and willow.
The combination of different cask types to create a new release is not unusual for Laphroaig. The Triple Wood was batched from ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks und European oak casks hence the Laphroaig Four Oak one-ups the Triple Wood by adding this extra layer of maturation. While the Triple Wood is essentially a sherry finished version of Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Four Oak adds the virgin oak character that’s also found in Laphroaig QA Cask.
It’s the big malt from the shores of the big ocean.
Tasting Note: Bright gold. Peat smoke with stewed fruit and warm, toasted vanilla on the nose. Hints of sandalwood, pine, fir and willow, experience oak embers and seaweed with smooth buttercream palate. Salted liquorice and peaty finish.