Laphroaig 27 Year Limited Edition Scotch Whiskey
Laphroaig 27-Year Limited Edition Scotch Whiskey is a rare and highly sought-after whiskey. It is a single-malt Scotch whiskey that has been aged for 27 years. The whiskey is made by transferring mature Laphroaig, previously aged in refill hogsheads, into first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and refilled quarter casks. These casks were then hand-selected for final maturation. The whiskey features a touch of Laphroaig’s trademark peat smoke tempered by lime and sea salt.
Laphroaig 27-Year Limited Edition Scotch Whiskey is a “lighter” side of Laphroaig, with more robust and up-front citrus notes with accents of fruit, vanilla, and toffee. The palate shows hints of leather and ocean mist. The whiskey has an alcohol content of 41.7%.
Laphroaig 27-Year Limited Edition Scotch Whiskey is a part of Laphroaig’s limited-edition aging releases. In 2019, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Laphroaig 27 Year the Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Years & Under. In 2015, to celebrate its 200th anniversary, Laphroaig launched a 32-year-old exclusive, the highest-aged whiskey it had released in over eight years. In 2016, Laphroaig 30 Year Old was launched, and in 2017, 27-Year-Old Double Matured Laphroaig continued this series. The entire range is presented in white wooden boxes with hand-carved images of the distillery.
A tribute to the age, subtle nose that does not jump right in the face. At the beginning fruity with crushed overripe bananas, pineapple juice and a pinch of pepper. In the distance, sea flavors. The smoky note is now going through. Becomes slightly salty, seaweed works its way forward, a touch of machine oil pulls through. Then: coffee powder, dark chocolate, while still fruity and slightly peppery at the same time.
Creamy, pleasantly strong start with cooked bananas and subtle smoke. Acts at the beginning, as if he had put on the handbrake, but that coincides in so far with the nose. Dry smoke, some Black Forest ham, pepper, less oak than you might expect. Hardly bitter or bitter, but remains beautifully supple on the tongue.
Not so long … Pleasantly dry, vanilla with mild smoke and the aroma of Noriblättern.