Laphroaig Triple Wood

Laphroaig triple woodLaphroaig Triple Wood, 48% ABV, Non-chill filtered.

This non-age statement single malt starts with the same sequencing of barrel finishes as Laphroaig Quarter Cask.  They begin with an ex-bourbon barrel, then move to a quarter cask.   But, for this whisky, they add a third barrel finish, using an ex-sherry barrel.

The nose does have some of the familiar Laphroaig notes, peat and smoke, with a bit of liquorice.

When it comes to the palate, I was thinking the third barrel would add some nuance, and I did find some sherry-like sweetness along with the smoke and salt.   It is agressive, young, but lacks the character that I found in the Laphroaig Quarter Cask.

The finish is medium, some liquorice and seaweed with smoke remaining.

Overall, I do not find this to be a single malt I would recommend.   Not that it is really bad, but I think the basic Laphroaig 10, or Laphroaig Quarter Cask are much better drams.

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