Continuing their experimentation with extra matured whiskies, Laphroaig have released a new single malt whisky called Four Oak.
Advancement in razor blade technology seems to involve adding extra blades for a closer, smoother shave. A quick Google search reveals that at the time of writing you can find razors with six blades. Not to be left behind the whisky industry has been busy using more casks to mature the spirit. Laphroaig Four Oak uses four different casks - ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads.
Will this produce a better whisky? Who knows as we haven’t tasted it yet. This expression from Laphroaig will start life as a travel retail exclusive in February 2017 so you’ll need to catch a plane somewhere to find out.