Thursday, July 15, 2010

Holy Smokes!

I've learned from the "Friends of Laphroaig" newsletter that Laphroaig Cask Strength is now being bottled with a batch number, and bottling date, thanks to a mandate instated by the Scotch Whisky Association.
From Laphroaig: "This means the ABV will vary from batch to batch, changing the flavor slightly and making each batch a unique expression in its own right - each will impart a nose and taste no different than the very moment it was recovered from the barrel."

Most interesting indeed. I can't wait to get my hands on some. Notes on the first arrival:
Batch 1 Facts
ABV: 57.8%/115.6 proof
Batch Date: February 2007
Tasting Notes: A full blast of massive peat smoke and seashore salt leads to a fading sweetness at the finish.
Batch Quantity: 5,100 bottles
Availability: Wherever Cask Strength is sold.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I'll have to buy one of each batch if I can find it.