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Laphroaig an Cuan Mor Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Laphroaig

I was drinking fantastic whiskies bottled by Signatory for The Whisky Exchange with Tim Forbes on the Whisky Show when I saw on the side of the eye a glimpse of a strange Laphroaig bottle that I have never seen before…

Come on! You all know I love peat, what would you have done? I dropped my Caol Ila 29yo in the the bucked and moved to have a try of that under-the-table Laphroaig.

“It is a complex Laphroaig much in the league of Triplewood”

Laphroaig an Cuan Mor
Translated as Big Ocean, this unique expression is a celebration of the art of Laphroaig, with only the best batches hand selected by Laphroaig's distillery manager for their exceptional flavour. All have been matured in first-fill-only ex-American white oak bourbon barrels in their warehouse right next to the Atlantic. This whisky is then re-casked and left to sleep in the European oak until bottled.

This dram has a amber-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. peat, wood, spices, honey, cloves, citrus.

Palate (89): powerful, oily. peat, wood, liquorice, spices, vanilla.

Finish (88): longer than average. peat, honey, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Laphroaig an Cuan Mor with 89 points over 100.

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Miguel says…

As far as I know the Laphroaig Triplewood was a success and any step taken in that direction has been a good thing for the distillery… so I think it was natural for them to keep pushing. I personally prefer their younger simpler expressions like Quarter Cask or the 10yo Cask strength releases ( now NAS ).

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