Laphroaig, An CUAN Mor, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$139.95 inc GST

700 ml, 48% abv, Scotland (Islay)

Laphroaig An Cuan Mor (Gaelic for ‘big ocean’) is matured in first-fill American white oak bourbon barrels, then it is finished in European oak.

“Rich and spicy with a maritime character”

 

 

 

 

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Description

Nose : Just gorgeous. Peaty, salty & sweet. Quite mineral-y and a little flinty as well. Sweet, fresh cigar boxes. Burnt sweet apricot jam. Furniture polish, and toasted oak. Becomes more fruity with more time, hint of strawberry lip balm?

Texture : Medium-weight, no heat at all, juicy. Smashing!

Taste : Dry, mineral-y peat, some trademark Laphroaig ash & salt as well. Candied fruits and warm, sweet & spicy oak behind.

Finish : Long, but becoming quite soft. More damp, earthy peat now, and more coastal. Sea salt flakes and seaweed, and more of that warm, buttery oak. Mouth-watering.

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Score ’95’ and runner up for Best Single Malt of the Year (No Age Statement) in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016