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Laphroaig Triple Wood

(70cl, 48%)

Laphroaig Triple Wood

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Triple Wood Bottling Note

A much loved release from Laphroaig. This was originally launched for the duty free market, and it is a tour de force from the Islay distillery. First off, they mature this in bourbon barrels, before transfer into quarter casks, and a third maturation in Oloroso sherry European oak butts. Astonishing with oodles of peat smoke and sweetness.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Molasses and oily toffee. Dates, walnuts, notes from the Maker’s Mark barrels (vanilla, toastiness, sweetness etc). We got oodles of butter, zest, cool wood smoke, almond, and passion fruit.

Palate: Dry and medicinal, with exotic spices, perhaps even some turmeric. The palate is surprisingly savoury at first, with what John described as “dry dampness” (taste and it’ll make sense!) - think musty wood sheds and hints of moist autumnal forest floor. The sherry notes are there too, but rather than being the big Christmas pudding flavour one often expects from Oloroso-aged whisky, we are instead treated to a much more restrained iced fruitcake, graced with hints of Laphroaig’s classic smoke.

Finish: Oaked. The mustiness carries into the finish, which lasts for a good while, with oily spices and dried fruit.

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Laphroaig Triple Wood Reviews

Cannot fault this bottle

One of the all time greats, stock up whilst you can!

19th September 2021

Shame it’s been discontinued

One of the best value Laphroaig’s ever released, oozing flavour and richness. Why oh why did they stop making it!

2nd September 2021

Really tasty

Love Laphroaig’s offerings. This is another winner. The MoM tasting notes are on the money. It is very balanced between the Islay character and the Sherry cask influence but you get both in waves. A really gorgeous whisky.

17th August 2021

Another winner from Laphroaig

I'm a big fan of the Laphroaig Quarter Cask as well as the 10 year old Cask Strength so I was excited to try the Triple Wood. Let me say that I was not disappointed. It is similar in a lot of ways to the QC but has an added subtle sweet fruity note to it which makes it interesting. The extra maturation in sherry casks helps round out the whisky which gives it a very nice balance. Excellent stuff, would recommend.

17th August 2021

Not well balanced

Extremely dark, coffee like - the sherry influence comes through heavily on the first nosing along with heaps of peat smoke. It's dark and nutty too, with a good treacle like sweetness wrapping around everything.
On the palette it's a spice bomb, very drying on the tongue. Very woody, notes of tobacco and dried fruit. It's musty and aromatic, but the smoke then takes over and kills everything.
The finish is long, the spices remain for a long while and the wood notes build.
Not for my taste this one.

13th February 2021

Pleasant but complex

This is a lovely whisky. It has the peatiness one would associate with an Islay whisky but without the harshness of the standard 10 year old laphroaig. The woody notes combined with a subtle Sherry flavour make a pleasant but complex whisky which is surely best enjoyed on a cold winter’s night.

15th December 2020

my favourite Laphroaig

my favourite by some margin, bottles don't last long :)

2nd November 2020

Laphroaig done well

Laphroaig makes among the peatiest scotches on the market. This one is no exception and is a very honest whisky. It's in your face and, quite frankly, I find that a redeeming quality. With that being said, it has a complexity to it that most other Laphroaig products don't. I'm giving it 4 stars simply because it's not Laphroaig's best offering, and it doesn't present the best value on the market, but, with that being said, I own a bottle and I enjoy it very much.

27th September 2020

Subtle peat and balanced fruit flavors

I think most negative reviews are because people were expecting the strong traditional dominating Laphroaig peaty palate. But, this ones different. Consider this more like a cheaper version of Talisker18 with similar less peaty and balanced fruity, musty flavors. I was disappointed at first, but it grows on you. I would buy it again. Price $50 at local costco.

13th June 2020

Too many cooks....

Knew this would be a bit different, so gave it a try. So much going on, they cancelled each other. Autumnal notes were more bitter to me. Sherry was masked and smoke was present, but more burnt toast rather than campfire. One person’s opinion, buy a gift size or buy a pour first.

23rd May 2020

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