Laphroaig An Cuan MorExpression that the distillery first matures in first-fill old Bourbon, then matures in European oak barrels and bottled at 48 degrees.
The expression "An Cuan Mor" in the name of the expression is Celtic. "Pacific Ocean" Let me tell you what it means.
This is the first time Laphroaig's expression Gusto Whiskey Club we did with “Islay's Fabulous Whiskeys” I had the opportunity to taste it. We tasted Compass Box Peat Monster, Bowmore Limited Edition 1989 and Octomore Masterclass 08.2.
Laphroaig An Cuan Mor (Scottish Single Malt, 48% abv)
Nose: Elegant and sweet scents such as figs, raisins, dried apricots, caramel and lavender are accompanied by the scents of soot, salt, smoked wood and wood. I've also had very mild medicated scents. Quite rich, full and aromatic. I can say that it has a liquor-like character. The 48-degree alcohol level says I'm here, but it's very balanced, it doesn't bother.
Palate: As on the nose, we are faced with a highly aromatic and intense character on the palate. Smoked, sooty and medicated aromas are evident. Medicinal aromas are slightly ahead of the nose. Iodine, gauze and cough syrup… Right after, aromas of dried fruit, caramel, citrus and black pepper. Complex but very balanced. A mouth-watering, full-bodied whiskey that covers the palate.
Finish: A long-lasting finish where sooty and sweet aromas are accompanied by intense oak, spice and light medicinal flavors.
Comment: Laphroaig An Cuan Mor is a very rich, complex and balanced expression. It offers a great balance of different aromas from start to finish.
Fruity, medicinal, spicy, sweet smoked aromas (we can count more…), peat character is wrapped in a very elegant way.
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