What's in a name? Laphroaig Quarter Cask whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Laphroaig Quarter Cask whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Oily and buttery nose, with toffee, nuttiness, hickory, bicarbonate of soda, rum and raisin ice cream and zest.
Palate: Big rush of sweetness, in fact it’s an explosion of sweetness, with fiery chilli heat, TCP, sweet cereals and a touch of cola syrup.
Finish: Medium length, but becomes fruity, with custard and cigar smoke.
We love it!
If the standard 10YO offering is a bit too iodine rich this is just the ticket. The smaller cask and shorter maturation means you get great value for money. Love it!
Smooth, with a real depth of flavour!
As far as peated whiskys go, they don't get much better than this not to mention the bargain price of the malt. It' a definite must for any whisky collection.
Full of flavour, full bodied. A superb example of Laphroig's finest.
I don't know if there was something wrong with my latest QC, but it tasted very sweet. Every other component of this dram was perfectly balanced, but that sweetness took over.
Perfectly balanced dram, great nose, great value for money!
Lovley taste u can feel the tingle in your throat .
dont think there is a better peated malt for the price in the world. anyone know a better one let me know. just amazing.....
At first time, two years ago, I didn't like QC at all. That was because of sweetness of QC and that time I liked much more Ardbeg. Now the QC is favorite Islay malt and Ardbeg not anymore. Funny how the tastebuds can change over time.
It smelled great. Campfire on a cold night kind of feeling. Then came the taste...Like sucking a charcoal briquette. Then the ater-taste (finish???)...Like an old tire. Very rubbery. Clearly this is too strong of an Islay for me. Dk
Although one would like to be a King it still gives one great pleasure to drink Laphroaig and dream of my old dog Camilla.
Perfect on a cold winter's night.
Well worth the extra few quid, very cheap for the quality it produces.
Fantastic dram for smoke lovers.
The Quarter Cask is in my opinion, the best bang-for-your-buck Laphroaig around. A class above the 10 year-old, this is what Islay whisky is all about. Stunning.
it,s very good
I always keep coming back to this almost perfect whisky.
it's my favorite dram,but i never say no against ardbegg & octomore
Tastes a bit like methol
I first tried the cask strength while in Edinburgh in 2009 and fell in love with it, this quarter cask is even better, perfect balanced flavor that isn't overpowering and requires no water.
i loved this whisky, it remind me the classic laphroaig's peaty taste but the ending sweetness is magic
Tremendous dram, next to 21 y.o Springbank this is my all time favourite and for value it cannot be beaten.
value. nothing since comes close
I normally drink the 10 year old, but got the quater cask for Christmas, why oh why didn't I try this before!! It is a wonderful dram and highly recommended. slainte mhath from Granton Edinburgh
I have had two bottles of this now and, having got used to the sweeter finish, I think it's the best Laphroaig and nearly the best Islay malt.
if you are looking for rich and tarry peat then this is the ticket. IMHO it id what the 10 is falling short of. Better than ardbeg 10 which is great and Caol Ila 10. Just has a leg up with that intense peat tar. Like walking past a freshly tarred road on the beach in Islay as one top reviewer said.
This is certainly an improvement over the 10 year, however i am still not a huge lover of that unique Laphroaig taste.
It costs more than the 10 yr ... It's priced more like the CASK STRENGTH, which, to me, tastes better in every way. In fact, I prefer the 10 yr, and it's $10 cheaper.
Intriguing to read so many postive reviews of the QC version of Laphroaig. It certainly did not blow my frock up! One of my friends summed up it up "Not worth crossing the street for it". I stick to the original 10 year old Laphroaig. As with so many of the new whisky variants that are coming on the market but which also dissappoint I think this is a case of "if it ain't broke...don't fix it". My bottle of QC is consigned to a dark cupboard and will probably stay there indefintely.
Wasn't terrible, I liked it okay. Not my favorite Laph but do-able. But what does a Yank know anyhow.
un whisky de vrais mecs, bon et fort à la fois et une odeur.....
Nous sommes d'accord, en fait, nous avons entendu une rumeur que Chuck Norris boit ce whisky! http://www.chucknorrisfacts.fr/index.php?p=parcourir
- Les Chaps de Master of Malt
Love the 10year, but adore the Quater Cask, a fantastic dram.
In my top 3 of best young whiskies alongside Edradour '03 bourbon cask and Auchentoshan Valinch 1st batch. And its consistantly brilliant too, 5 stars eeaasily..
The same, but dryer, and it will good. Drinkable, but very sweet and, to my opinion, sweetness and peat fit not together.
I might've overlooked Laphroaig a bit in recent years, as it has become so trendy, but a glass of this returned the old love to the brand. Quarter Cask is by far their best product, powerfult, salty, versatile... By far their best product!
A modern classic, and one of the best, if not the best, young peaty whisky of this generation, fantastic stuff..
A great everyday whisky that gives the taste of something more expensive but at a good price. Full of flavour and complexity. Far better than the standard 10 and the only whisky I would ever buy another bottle of rather than keep exploring.
Surely one of the best value single malts? This blows away much older and more expensive expressions from other distilleries. Good to see such an affordable great tasting whisky from Islay, a similarly good Ardeg might cost £30-£50 more? Its perfect balance of big peaty malt and sublime sweetness makes it a real winner. Thank you Laphroaig!
always have one when I visit my local hostelry....they do'nt sell it much but always keep a bottle for my friend and I...
Probably the bet drink on the market, and just pips the 10