Laphroaig Astor Single Cask Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Laphroaig Astor Single Cask Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2014

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A historic bottling that marks the first exclusive distillery direct single casks bottled in the over 200 year history of this iconic brand. We have been dreaming of this moment for a very long time and our single cask pick is everything we could hope for - deeply Laphroaig through and through but also completely unique from anything else you will find out there from them. From spirit distilled in 2014 and aged on Islay for 8yrs in a single Pedro Ximenez Sherry Hogshead and bottled at a powerful cask strength of 61.9% abv, this is unforgettable epic whisky in every drop.

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It is so very rare to get the chance to experience a proper single barrel expression from Laphroaig. This Single Cask Selection is the personification of the power and finess that is classic Laphroaig. Distilled in 2014 and aged on Islay for 8 years in a single Pedro Ximenez Sherry Hogshead. The cask-strength bottling allows for most development in the glass and the addition of just a few drops of water facilitates a profound blossoming of flavor throughout the sip. A nose of dried cranberry and walnut shells evolves into an experience of brandy-soaked dates and Champagne raisins. The smoke factor or PPM of peat is always present and very consistent in the Laphroaig profile. The signature olfactory experience of salt and iodine arrives delightfully late in the sip, allowing the fruit and nut profile to shine long into the finish.

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As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


History:Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out licenses, and since then, the distillation industry in Scotland has been continuously expanding....

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