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Laphroaig Triple Wood

Two Whiskies in One

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@AKGcandlefishReview by @AKGcandlefish

5th Sep 2013

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    25
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    94

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Color: Gold.

Nose: Right out of the bottle the peat hits you with a strong Stilton cheese-like aroma and the embers of a dying campfire, tempered with sweeter notes of sliced red grapes and night-blooming jasmine. Allowing it to sit for a few minutes airs out much of the sour peat "stink," leaving only a smoky, floral perfume. Water further opens up the sweetness, with strong barbecue notes and light vanilla.

Body: lightly textured but boisterous. This one announces itself with a POW!

Palate: Without water, bitter tobacco and charred, ashy wood, with notes of dark chocolate underneath. With just a little bit of water, it becomes a whole new whisky. Still quite smoky, but much sweeter, even lush and fruity.

Finish: long and powerful. Smoke and chocolate linger FOREVER. Perfection.

Of the 10, Quarter Cask, and Triple Wood, this, the latter, is easily my favorite Laphroaig. This is a complex whisky with two settings. Without water, this bottle will satisfy the dragon in you. Adding a little water offers a mellower, more multidimensional spirit. This is just a fantastic scotch and one everyone should try.

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2 comments

@Onibubba
Onibubba commented

I love it too. This is my 2nd favorite Laphroaig, next to the 18 (which is loads mellower, and just in another direction). The Triple Wood is full of flavor, savory and sweet - much like the stilton cheese you mention. Good one! At less than 60.00, I almost always have a bottle of this handy.

6 years ago 0

@AKGcandlefish
AKGcandlefish commented

I've added the 18 to my wish list. I really liked this one a lot.

6 years ago 0

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