It's triple-matured, spending time in ex-Bourbon barrels after distillation to add notes of toasty vanilla. Next, it's placed in small quarter casks which lend a velvety smooth texture to the liquid.
Finally, the mature spirit is finished in ex-PX sherry butts where it takes on flavors of sultanas, raisins and sweet licorice. This complements the signature Laphroaig taste — smoky peat reek with a medicinal edge. This is the first Laphroaig single malt to be finished in PX casks, and has impressed numerous critics.
Colour: Antique Gold.
Nose: Sherry aroma of sweet sultanas and raisins with a hint of sweet liquorice.
Palate: Peat and oakiness and a sweeter heavy sherry flavour.
Body: An intense and profound depth.
Finish: Concentrated peat and thick sherried oak with a deep dryness.