Review #271 – Laphroaig Triple Wood
Whiskey Network Review #271 | /r/Scotch Review #114 – Laphroaig Triple Wood, 96pf | 48.0% ABV
Nose: Mild peat smoke, creamy sweetness. Some faint jammy fruits like raspberry, cherry, fig. mild pepper, sea air. Everything is there but sort of toned down.
Taste: Oily but mild – nothing too epic here. Sweet, peppery with some mild brine. Mild sherry fruit and a little dab of cocoa. Sea air, some seafood notes.
Finish: Medium and mildly astringent. More flavor than lore but it’s fruitier and the pepper, smoke and brine take a back seat.
Overall: I was really hoping this would punch closer to Quarter Cask than Lore but to me this dram is more like Lore. There’s not a lot here. It’s on the same plane as the 10yr to me but I think I’d prefer to have a bottle of Quarter Cask. This bottle is also priced similar to Cairdeas here and there is no day of the week I’d pick this up over any Cairdeas I can get my paws on. They just have so much flavor compared to this muted and pretty toned down bottle. For this reason, I’m giving this dram a rank 5. It’s perfectly fine, but I don’t feel a need to buy it over the 10 (which is $30 cheaper) and I feel like the 10 has more flavor anyways.
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