Laphroaig lancerer Lore

Rygterne har svirret i omkring et halvt år, men nu er det ganske vist. Laphroaig lancerer Lore.

Laphroaig LoreDen nye aftapning hedder Lore og Laphroaig kalder den “The Richest of the Rich”. Den vil blive frigivet i årlige batches i begrænsede mængder. Navnet er inspireret af alle de traditioner, hemmeligheder og myter, som er blevet overleveret fra generation til generation på Laphroaig.

Der er ingen aldersbetegnelse, den er tappet ved 48% og den er ikke koldfiltreret. Jeg ved ikke om den er farvet eller ej. Der er brugt mange forskellige fade til Laphroaig Lore. Blandt andet quarter casks, refill hogsheads og sherry butts.

Officielle smagsnoter fra destilleriet:

Nose: Rich and smoky with seaside minerals with a hint of ash and bitter chocolate drops. Vanilla follows with oily unroasted chestnuts and a hint of fudge with a malty sweetness. A drop of water adds a creamy clotted cream note with fruit appearing in the form of unripe citrus in a flan glaze.

Palate: Richly peaty with a spicy chilli bite.

Finish: Short dry finish and a long sweet aftertaste.

Laphroaigs egen beskrivelse af Lore:

John Campbell, Distillery Manager hos Laphroaig udtaler:

Over the generations, distillery managers like me have made their own contributions to the quality and character of Laphroaig. From the founding of Laphroaig, these custodians have each made their own mark, whether it was drying the malting barley at lower temperatures than most, using two sizes of spirit still, pioneering the use of ex-Bourbon barrels, or reintroducing the quarter cask to Scotch whisky-making. Each of these decisions have made Laphroaig the unique, premium whisky it is today. We make the whisky we make because of what has been passed on down to us. Laphroaig Lore is the story of Laphroaig itself. It’s a massive whisky, as bold as it is deep, and one that I sincerely hope does justice to the many generations of Laphroaig distillery managers. It’s our story, bottled, the richest of the rich.

Laphroaig Lore er tilgængelig via destilleriets webshop og den kommer ud i butikkerne inden længe. Prisen er £85 per flaske, hvilket må siges at være i den høje ende for en NAS whisky.

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