Laphroaig PX Cask, NAS, 48 %
The Ladies’ Share met for a peaty evening i February 2015. One of the whiskies in the line-up was a Laphroaig PX Cask. I have tasted this whisky quite a few times, but never really got around to take any tasting notes…until now.
The PX Cask is a NAS release from Laphroig. There are three types of barrels used in the maturation; from American oak to Quarter Cask to Pedro Ximenez sherry.
This whisky is released for travel retail only.
Nose (21/25): A sweetness that I experience as a bit ‘off’ at first. We described it as ripe banana – a bit sickening sweetnees, if you know what I mean. Oaky and dusty, like an old library. Soft and gentle smoke. Salt.
Taste (21/25): Still the strange sweetness mixed with some better sherry notes. The smoke was more obvious on the palate. Perfume, which we do not prefer in our whiskies.
Finish (20/25): A very short finish where nothing much happened. Actually we did not manage to describe the aftertaste with one single word. Maybe we were too busy talking…
Balance (21/25): Since all the Ladies really love peated whiskies, we looked forward to this evening with five different peated whiskies from Islay. This was a bit disappointing Laphroaig to us. Better luck next time.