Laphroaig 40 Year Old

$10,950.00

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

75cl / 42.4%

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Laphroaig 40 Year Old

Originally produce for the American market, this is the oldest distillery bottling of Laphroaig 40 Year Old and bottle at a cask strength 42.4%. Highly acclaime by the whisky community, being awarde an average rating of 90 points by the Malt Maniacs.

The color is clover honey, noticeably lighter than the 30 year old. The nose starts out with an intense maltiness, which is then countere by big rye-like spices (possibly from the oak?). There’s a little bit of a old bourbon character to it, lots of thick caramel and maple syrup. There are moments of earthy molasses and flower blossoms. Gradually, with air, an old dank musty smell emerges that reminds me of old sherry casks, but minus the sherry. Then old sweaty leather notes and hints of lemons and peaches.

Rare and highly praise by the whisky community, Laphroaig 40 Year Old is the oldest distillery bottling of Laphroaig. Fermente and distille in true Bessie Williamson style, using the best barley of Islay and malte at the distillery with local peat. Beautifully mature in warehouse No. 1 for 40 years and bottle at a cask strength of 42.4%. This item has special shipping and handling requirements. Additional shipping fees may apply. A representative will contact you once order is place to discuss

The palate dishes out big swoops of cream + vanilla + brown sugar + peat, at first. Then the vanilla gets a little more floral, almost like jasmine. Then big menthol and eucalyptus notes fire up, followe by some citrus around the edges. That citrus changes a little in the finish, becoming bitter orange rind and bitter lemon soda. Maybe some Juicy Fruit gum. The cigar tobacco note that was so big in the 30 is quieter here and it gradually gets smokier in the mouth. But the finish, like the palate, is never drying.

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Good quality.The product is firmly packed.Good service.Very well worth the money.Very fast delivery.