Laphroaig launches 27yo single malt

26th October, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

Islay single malt Scotch brand Laphroaig has released a limited-edition 27-year-old expression in the US, priced at US$750.

Laphroaig 27 Years Old is available in limited quantities in the US

Laphroiag 27 Year Old maintains notes of Laphroaig’s “trademark peat smoke”, with flavours of “limes and nectarines, essences of sea salt and mild chilli spice” on the palate.

On the nose, it is described as “ripe, pulpy tropical fruit flan, topped with finely chopped toasted macadamia nuts and smothered with vanilla cream”.

While the palate has notes of “antique leather and green tobacco leaf”.

This expression features matured Laphroaig previously aged in refill hogsheads, then transferred into first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and refill quarter casks.

Aged in Laphroaig’s Warehouse No. 1, the casks were then hand-selected for a final maturation.

The expression is presented in a white wooden box with hand-carved images of the distillery inside.

Bottled at 41.7% abv, Laphroiag 27 Year Old is available in limited quanties across the US. It is priced at US$750 for a 750ml bottle.

Last month, Laphroaig unveiled a series of five ‘unscripted’ online videos as part of its #OpinionsWelcome campaign, called A First for Friends.

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