Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Small casks give this youger Laphroaig a creamy texture, despite the higher strength. Soft on the nose, but the palate and finish are classic iodine-infused Laphroaig.
The idea of Laphroaig Quarter Cask is to make whisky as it might have been two hundred years ago. Hence, the higher strength, avoidance of chill filtration, younger whisky, and, most importantly, the use of small casks. (Quarter casks were favoured by smugglers, as the could be carried on horse back and off the main roads.)
The result, despite being only six years old or thereabouts, is a rich, smooth, creamy malt which evolves into the familiar Laphroaig palate. Whether you call it iodine, or hospitals, or liniment, or TCP, it's unmistakeable. And delicious.