Laphroaig Four Oak
Laphroaig Four Oak is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a blend of whisky matured in four different types of cask: ex-bourbon barrels, small quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads. This is a 1000ml bottle.
Nose: Roasted coffee beans, almond pastries, sawdust and medicinal peat.
Palate: An intense waft of smoke as it opens, with an earthy vanilla pod and subtle cookie dough following it up.
Finish: Drying, quite spicy and long.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Laphroaig Four Oak
Quote 1 “I’m an aficionado by no means but definitely have come to love Islay whiskies in general. Certainly both spicy and peaty enough, although I’m not speaking from a lot of experience with other Laphroaig malts! A drop of water does it no harm in my opinion.”
Quote 2 “Possibly confusing to some people’s palates with all this wood in the mix, but I found the flavours interesting and enjoyable.
Toffee sweetness on the nose, along with rusty nail and young leather. The palate is husky (as in grain husks), with vanilla notes and the typical medicinal Laphroaig flavours. Long, spicy (but smooth) finish, with lingering smoke.”
Quote 3 “To my palate this is the finest whisky I have ever tasted. The smoke of an Islay malt in a smooth liquor. I lack the tasting skills and language of the trade but for me, this is like a summer campfire beside a calm loch.”