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Tasting Kintra Whisky Laphroaig 13 yo single cask

15 December 2011 2,398 views Written by: Gal Granov

firecrackers fire crackersWe continue tasting the newest bottling from Kintra, and after that Coal Ila, another Islay from Laphroaig. This time aged in a sherry butt. Sherry and peat can go well together, or can be very bad together, depending on the cask and balance. Happily this one is a great example of how a sherry but and a peaty spirit can work together and produce great young sherried monsters.

Kintra Whisky Laphraoig 13 yo , 55,4% ABV Refill sherry butt

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Nose : We’re at the 4th of July, or Independence day here with a lot of Gunpowder, fire crackers and smoke. some sherry balsamic and smoke.
Palate: Sweet smoke, pepper, eggnog ,smoked sausage and burnt sugar. Very warming , mouth coating and soothing. Very much like eating a roast in front of a fireplace with crackers flying up in the sky.
Finish : licorice with pepper, Wood. Some Distant smoke.

A great little cracker. nice Sherry peat combo with those lovely gunpowder notes.

Score: 87/100

Many thanks to Erik for this official sample

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  • Jeroen van der Weijde

    After I tasted a sample of this great  Laphroaig, I ordered a bottle right away. I like this gunpowder-sherry-smell and taste!

    Nice to see that others think the same way :-)

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      indeed! enjoy your bottle mate!

  • Omega Zero

    Where could I buy a bottle, please?