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Laphroaig PX Cask Triple Matured

(100cl, 48%)

Laphroaig PX Cask Triple Matured

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Laphroaig PX Cask Bottling Note

The Laphroaig PX Cask is made with whisky matured in three types of cask - American oak casks, Quarter casks and the titular Pedro Ximénez casks. This leads to a flavour profile which ties together classic, powerful Laphroaig smoke and wine-like sweetness. It was originally released for Travel Retail.

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Laphroaig PX Cask Triple Matured Reviews

Curious price

A very nice, smooth expression of Laphroaig. Unfortunately I have only had one measure of it on a ferry because the price of a bottle seems excessive for what you get.

8th December 2018

More than meets the eye but not mind blowing.

The heart of this expression lies in its sherry not its smoke. The first hits of smoke on the palette bring an unsophisticated acridness but giving it a little water (which I rarely do) reveals a candied sweetness that the peat works hard to hide. Not overly complex but less robust than one might expect from a Laphroaig. More than meets the eye but not mind blowing.

6th November 2018

Peat with an X factor

The peat is less prominent on this variant of Laphroaig and with the subtle hint of the warmth of a wine, this whisky makes quite an impression

1st October 2018

Young, and it shows

First glass from the bottle and gave it half an hour to air. The initial fussel oil found in a deep second cut into the feints was very strong. Didn't dimish with time. The quarter cask has accelerated the maturation to a limited extent as this expression lacks depth, explaining the still strong presence of the feinty notes, which even an American White Oak cask could not diminish through purification, even the traditional use of Makers Mark by Laphroaig.
I suspect that the PX cask may well be a seasoned hogshead rather than a full on low in Tyloses highly porous Gallician oak cask. Licorice notes are present, but the strong syrupy, Xmas cake cherries, currents, figs, raisins and sultanas are not there in depth. A strong presence of fresh wood with green resinous notes, which could come from the fresh ends of a hogshead or the quarter cask.
Certainly, IMO needs a longer period of maturation, but in a full blown sherry cask, if I am right about the seasoned hogshead. Could be wrong.
Lack of depth is strong imo
Will return to update review once the bottle has been opened for a while and am further down as oxidation in the bottle can change a whisky.

1st July 2018

Better Laphroaig out there

It followed a great Balvenie. Harsh and difficult to swallow. I’d stick with regular Laphroaig.

10th May 2018

The sherry cask mellows this out a lot!

I really don't like peaty single malts, though the sherry cask really takes the edge of this single malt! I added water as the extra strength of this made it far too heavy for me...

8th April 2018

With a spoon of water

Very good, and a huge step up with a spoon of water! My opinion...

20th January 2018

It will do its comeback

Sherry behind the gentle peat smoke, still the smoke of laphroaiginess, and a weak hint of orange peels. Complexity.

The aroma kicks in on the palate with the 48% abv, but it's not sharp, and there's no metallic taste typically for a very young whisky. Citrus and oak in a second taste wave that will come if you press the whisky between your teeth and let some oxygen in. Fruity and sweet, at that have to be from the PX casks, I think.

A long sweet, peppery and warm aftertaste. Tar. Yes, its mouthwatering.

Maybe the texture should have been a bit thicker, maybe more creamy, so that the 48% abv. could have delivered an even greater experience..? Not to be negative, because I really thin the aroma is close to full.

A very good product, and I think it will do its comeback in the early 2020s. I don't think it will only disappear in the history.

30th December 2017

A smooth cuddle from a Laphroaig instead of a beating with the big peat stick

Laphroaig had been my favourite whisky for a long time. It didn't change (not that I noticed) but I think my preferences did. I enjoy a bit more character and subtlety. This hits that spot perfectly. I still get the peaty smoke and phenols that Laphroaig 10 year old is famous for with an added sweetness and fruitiness. There is a mature balanced smoky, sweet, peppery, oaky smoothness in place of the ten year old's intense taste-bud mugging with a big peat stick. The ten year old's intensity is great, but this is different and I like it.

This also doesn't have the harshness that some NAS whiskies have. It doesn't taste like it is hiding cheap spirit like some NAS whisky. A quality product. One of the best I've had.

10th November 2017

Memorable

Asked for an Islay Single Malt at the Duty Free, similar to one I am familiar with. PX CASK is smoother, more harmonious. Now I know what to look for on my next trip from and to South America.

17th October 2017

The best Laphroaig Ever!!

Perfect blend of sweet and peat!

22nd September 2017

Not a great Laphroaig.

This is a Laphgroaig for those looking for a less overt style of peat inclusion. For me it lacks the character of the 10yo or Quarter Cask. It's smooth, in the same way that a Merlot wine, or slickly performed Shostakovich symphony, is lacking in interest or authenticity.

10th September 2017

A Special One For Me.

Thats how i met with smoke.
Thats how i met with Pedro Ximénez.
So it set the standard really high for other Islay / Smoked / Peated / PX Cask whiskies!

5th September 2017

Very special

Enjoyed it thoroughly...splendid, marvellous👌

3rd September 2017

Yum!

Yum. There is no such thing as fructose. Ignore the hysterical 12 Feb review that warns of intolerance to this non-existent substance.

9th August 2017

Very Special Whisky (at the right price)

I'm a big fan of the QC, 15 year old & triple wood. This reminds me of the 10 year old (which isn't my favourite) but with an extra dimension. Absolutely love it. You can get it for £50 in travel retail which makes it an absolute steal. £80-£85 is a touch heavy for it but a Defo must try whisky for any Islay fan.

26th July 2017

Amazing whisky - beautiful

Currently on offer at Gran Canaria airport for €69 great price for an AMAZING whisky.
Love the laphroaig 10 cask strength, this is very similar but with a powerful hit of sweet Pedro.
Similar to Bunnahabain Moin Ollorosso.
Great buy.

16th July 2017

Smoke and Sherry

If you're a Laphroaig fan and you see this one in an airport, do yourself a favour and pick up a bottle. It's essentially the Quarter Cask with a third maturation in PX casks, so it's all the smoke and peat and awesomeness of the QC with a subtle layer of sherried sweetness woven in. A triumphant NAS whisky from Laphroaig.

16th May 2017

Odd tasting Laphroaig

Well.. I've tasted the 10 and 18 year old, select, QA, quarter cask and triple wood but this.. I don't know where I should place it. A little.. parfume on the nose? but otherwise it smell typical laphroaig. It's more the taste that is hard to really say what it taste like.. I like the QA more but this is a very intresting whiskey.. worth a try if you find it on taxfree.

17th March 2017

Mind blowing

Easily one of the best. I don't like the QC and Select Cask all that much...they seem to be thin, and one dimensional to me. THIS on the other hand is simply mind blowing - sherry and medicinal peat on the nose. Sweetness...Almost port wine, dark fruit jam on the palate puts the peat in the background....Spice and pepperbombs, a note of butter? Oily? Decently long finish, slightly astringent and spicy. Ohh...One more sip...

13th February 2017

Smooth rich smokey flavor unsurpassed by other highland whisky of this type.

I would like to alert clinically fractose intolerant diagnosed individuals that the PX product appears to be unsuitable. This is possible due to the third stage maturation in sherry casks where residual fractose in the barrel may leach into the whisky and become a source of adverse reaction to the consumer. It is suggested that contact be made to the manufacturer to confirm whether this product is suitable especially if you have a known fractose intolerance.

12th February 2017

Arguably the best

Arguabky the best I've ever had. Beautifully balanced at a very high tempo.

Nose opens with peat, palate explodes with sherry, and finishes with big oak and bourbon.

Unbelievable

22nd July 2016

Easily the best

Disclaimer I love everything that comes out of this distillery
But this one is just something else
This jewel deserves is place in a safe

12th June 2016

Top of the Laphroaig class

Truly an exceptional (and exceptionally smooth) scotch. I am a huge fan of the entire Laphroaig portfolio and this is top of the class. If you savor smoke and peat and welcome a sweet finish, I would recommend this without hesitation. I always (try) to have 2 bottles in my bar because once you start, it's hard to put down.

8th April 2016

My Favourite Islay

Such a sweetness right on the very back sides of the tongue is truly a heavenly experience. The peatiness is in no way lost by this however, and is, in my opinion, enhanced to another level of sublime mouth watering greatness. The huge smack of flavour and sensation provided by this expression has not been bettered by any Islay I've encountered, and I've tried most. A truly special drop.

1st April 2016

Once you go PX cask, you dont go back.

Or maybe you do. But one thing is for sure, there is no middle ground with this baby, people either cant stand it or they love it. I consider myself fortunate to be one of the latter. I tried this over a year ago and nothing matches it. The PX cask is so rich, so smokey, yet so dang smooth, I'll tell you what.

If I could choose only one whisky to drink, it would be Laphroaig, hands down.

10th March 2016

Hate or love it!

Very complex. Excellent for who delights smoke Scotch.
Cheers from Buenos Aires.

13th December 2015

way to persistent burn aroma

Excellent single malt, but aroma is exagerated- smells like a burned wood house after extinguish

13th November 2015

Lenny Skuse

I wouldn't call myself a big scotch drinker when I do its usually a more expensive drop. Had a bottle of this bought for me for Christmas 2014. Thought I would give it a taste test last night [ august 2015] . My god what a surprise. Beautiful is the only way to describe it. It will probably turn me into a drunk. Lovely whiskey, thank you!!!!

2nd August 2015

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