Laphroaig Triple Wood Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 48% ABV (50ml)
They mature this in bourbon barrels, before being transferred into quarter casks, and a third maturation in Oloroso sherry European oak butts. Astonishing with oodles of peat smoke and sweetness.
NOSE Molasses and oily toffee. Dates, walnuts, notes from the Maker's Mark barrels (vanilla, toastiness, sweetness etc). Butter, zest, cool wood smoke, almond, and passion fruit.
PALATE Dry and medicinal, with exotic spices. The sherry notes are there, but a much more restrained iced fruitcake note, graced with hints of Laphroaig's classic smoke.
FINISH Oaked. The mustiness carries into the finish, which lasts for a good while, with oily spices and dried fruit.