Laphroaig Quarter Cask 48%

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Price: £41.50 (£34.58 ex VAT)
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Delivered By: 03/05/2017
  • Format : Bottles
  • Status : Duty Paid
  • Size : 1/70CL

Laphroaig Quarter Cask takes its inspiration from the small casks often used for Scotch Whisky in the 19th century and frequently transported across the Glens by packhorse.

As the industry grew, they fell into disuse – bigger and more cost effective barrels became the norm, for maturation and transportation.

However as single malt lovers may know, the relationship between the barrels and the maturing spirit is critical. It was noted that the small cask size gives up to 30% greater contact with the wood compared to some of the larger sizes used today, thus greatly intensifying the maturation process. more

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Laphroaig Quarter Cask takes its inspiration from the small casks often used for Scotch Whisky in the 19th century and frequently transported across the Glens by packhorse.

As the industry grew, they fell into disuse – bigger and more cost effective barrels became the norm, for maturation and transportation.

However as single malt lovers may know, the relationship between the barrels and the maturing spirit is critical. It was noted that the small cask size gives up to 30% greater contact with the wood compared to some of the larger sizes used today, thus greatly intensifying the maturation process.

It was decided to recreate some of the Quarter Casks and the flavours they produce. Some still maturing Laphroaig was transferred from larger style barrels into the Quarter Casks. There then followed a further periods of maturation in the original Dunnage Warehouse No1.

For greater authenticity the whisky was simply barrier filtered – the method used in those far off days – and bottled at a higher alcoholic strength.

The result was surprising and delightful. The additional oak influence creates a soft sweetness and velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig, comes bursting through. The finish is very long and alternates between the sweetness and the peat.


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Producer's Notes

COLOUR: Full sparkling gold

NOSE: Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas

BODY: Full bodied

PALATE: Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness

FINISH: Really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice

AWARDS
2011 SF World Spirits Competition - Gold Medal
2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold Medal
2008 IWSC (Internation Wine & Spirits Competition) - Gold medal (Best in class)
2007 IWSC (Internation Wine & Spirits Competition) - Gold medal (Best in class)
2007 International Review of Spirits (BTI) - Gold medal
2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, double-gold award.
2005 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible - 95 points out of 100
2005 MALT MANIACS AWARDS - DAILY DRAM AWARD “…its average score simply puts it so far ahead of any other candidate that we just had to give this award to the 'Quarter'.”

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

Cases Cost c/s per year
1-3 Cases£12.50
4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.

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