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Laphroaig PX Cask

Sherry monster

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@tjbReview by @tjb

6th Mar 2014

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Laphroaig PX takes it's name from the Pedro Ximenez sherry casks it is finished in.

The PX casks are the final of three different casks used.

The three types of barrels used in the maturation each impart a different character whilst still retaining that distinctive Laphroaig character.

First is American oak, followed by Quarter Cask and finally 12 months in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The last maturation in ex-PX Cask is a first for Laphroaig but hopefully not the last.

Nose. Big, salty, sweet vanilla, cherries, peat, smoke and dry sherried fruits.

Palate. Big smoke, peat, tangy sweet spiced vanilla. The sherry is there but not as much as on the nose. Sea salt still there.

Finish. The sherry comes back again, oily and sticky sweetness. The peat, salt and smoke compliment oak with a peppery bite. Long sherried finish.

Unmistakably Laphroaig. I really like it and consider it worthy of the hype. It's not quite a well mad east he Cuan An Mor but the sweet sherry and dryness are different and well balanced.

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5 comments

@talexander
talexander commented

Yes, I tried this at a friend's house once - pretty great! Wish I could get it in Ontario...

5 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

@talexander I also find it frustrating with duty free only releases. However, the anticipation of travelling and seeing what they have in duty free seems to make up for it. (At the time).

5 years ago 0

@PeatyZealot
PeatyZealot commented

So for just 12 months extra aging you pay at least twice as much :s

5 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

@peatyzealot I know what you mean but logic and pricing rarely mix when it comes to Whisky in my opinion

5 years ago 0

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