What age is Laphroaig Quarter Cask?

What age is Laphroaig Quarter Cask?

around six years old
Quarter Cask is a small type of cask (50 litres) used to transport Whisky on horseback during 19th century. They speed up the maturation process due to the larger wood contact. Although there’s no age statement on this Laphroaig, it is said to be around six years old (of which 7 months in the quarter cask).

Is Laphroaig Quarter Cask a peaty?

Laphroaig is unabashedly Islay. Its intense peatiness, maritime character, and (to some) off-putting medicinal bite are hallmarks that are present in every bottle.

Does cask-strength taste Better?

Cask-strength single malt scotch is unquestionably more flavorful than its lower-proof counterparts, thanks to the flavor molecules that bind to alcohol.

Is Laphroaig Quarter Cask chill filtered?

Laphroaig is bottled at 48% ABV and without the use of chill filtration to make for a very flavour intense experience and although it contains some E150a caramel colourant, its effect can not be detected on the palate.

What is a quarter cask?

Quarter cask (approx. 45-50 litres | ~29-35 LPA): A quarter cask is a quarter of the size of the ASB, but with the same dimensions. As quarter casks have a significantly higher ratio of wood-to-liquid than most standard casks, they tend to accelerate the maturation process.

What is the ppm of Laphroaig Quarter Cask?

Laphroaig QA Cask Usually Laphroaig is one of the peatiest whiskies out there (40 ppm), and in many ways, the QA Cask is no exception. This dram still displays Laphroaig’s medicinal, smoky distillery character, but in a softer, friendlier jacket.

Do you drink cask strength neat?

I suggest first trying neat and then… do with the untouched dram what you will. Add your preferred level of water, or even a small cube. Ice tends to lock down the flavor of scotch, but the addition of ice can be helpful for enjoying the intense flavor of a cask strength whisky.”

What is Quarter Cask Scotch?

The whisky is first matured in bourbon casks (Maker’s Mark), and then matured in small casks (quarter casks) which allow 30% more surface area contact than regular casks. This allows for faster, and different, aging of the spirit.

What casks does Laphroaig use?

The Warehouses. Over 90% of the barrels that are used at Laphroaig are American white oak first fill Bourbon barrels. Ian Hunter, a previous distillery manager, pioneered the use of these barrels back in the 1930s.