Laphroaig 27 YO is a classic Islay single malt that comes to you, dear WhiskeyLover, via a maturation process that placed a portion of the whisky in refill quarter casks and the rest first-fill bourbon barrels. The resulting single malt Scotch whisky benefits from this method possessing depth, character and flavour that permeates through the cask-strength bottling.
To make this exquisite liquid, mature Laphroaig previously aged in refill hogsheads was transferred into first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and refill quarter casks. Patiently aged in Laphroaig’s famous Warehouse No. 1, these casks were then hand selected for a final maturation. This rare whisky features a touch of Laphroaig’s trademark peat smoke tempered by lime and sea salt. Laphroaig 27 Year Old has been double matured and bottled at cask strength.
The whisky was bottled at 41.7% in March 2017.
Taste: The tropical fruit opens up with soft citrus and delightful pangs of nectarines, banana and a suggestion of lychee. Sweet smoke smoulders and lingers, and jalapeños in brine give a savoury spice that white pepper cuts through beautifully. Punchy, nutty espresso and polished wood rounds it off.
Finish: Long and dry, with notes of tobacco tin, spicy oak, some citrus and a touch of leather.