Laphroaig Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak , hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks.
This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.
Notes provided by producer
A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.
Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Olorosso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish – Marzipan and even limes at the end.
This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.