Laphroaig releases a Cask Strength version of their Quarter Cask expression

The expression was created for their latest annual Cairdeas whisky.
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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017

For their 2017 Cairdeas whisky, Laphroaig is releasing a Cask Strength version of their popular Quarter Cask. The whisky is crafted from different ages of Laphroaig that have been matured for more than five years in first-fill bourbon casks and is then transferred to smaller quarter casks for six months. 

For this release they bottled the whisky at Cask Strength from 177 of the casks and is described to have a nose of "gentle coffee cream and freshly sliced vanilla pods, sweet mint with notes of old hay, and a background of beach bonfire, and freshly sanded wood." The palate is described as "a sweet vanilla dryness that develops into a creamy, oily mouth feel with bitter licorice root and a throat full of smoke" and has a "long, creamy, and smoky" finish. 

$79, laphroaig.com

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