Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
  • 92
  • Reduced

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Islay, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $199.00
$139. 99
Bottle
$1679.88 Dozen
ABV: 48%

Sherry and peat can be a challenging equation as the wine can almost cancel the peat. Some distilleries manage to get the balance right, creating a new and interesting take on much-loved classics (if your preference when drinking Laphroaig is to have it as coastal and earthy as possible, this may not be for you). The sherry oak finish isn't generally available in Australia, and we've only been able to secure a tiny volume. It has a higher ABV in its favour - the standard 10YO is just 40% - with Oloroso sherry casks in support. Apart from the expected smoke, seaweed and salt, you'll find notes of manuka honey, bacon and maple syrup. Probably lightly filtered, but it's not stated on the label. 48% Alc./Vol. Very limited stocks.

Other reviews... The nose is earthy and spicy with mature oak, aged peat, melted caramel, potpourri, sherry, candle wax, musty old library, and wool-filled closet. On the palate it’s rich and concentrated, creamy and thick, with chocolate cake and warm chocolate syrup, burnt coffee beans, cooked dark fruits, and medicinal notes, with a great touch of peated sweetness at the end. The peat and sherry oak create a remarkably subtle, yet delightfully complex effect. 92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: David Fleming 2021