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Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Oak Finish: Review

Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Oak Finish

Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Oak Finish is a new addition to the Islay stalwart’s core range for 2021.

The Sherry Oak Finish combines the unmistakeable character of Laphroaig’s flagship 10-Year-Old single malt whisky with 12 to 18 months’ finishing in Oloroso sherry casks.

Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Oak Finish
Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Oak Finish

Pouring an attractive reddish brown, or burnt umber to be precise, it projects powerful aromatics of sea spray, smoke, leather and iodine together with some syrupy, spicy notes courtesy of the maturation.

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The palate is rich, full-bodied, juicy and viscous with a nice sweet/salty interplay happening between the Islay peat character and the sherry finishing.

The different elements are impeccably balanced in what is a highly approachable dram for its 48 per cent ABV (versus the 40 per cent of the flagship 10YO).

You can’t go wrong here if you like your peated and sherry-finished whiskies. This would be an outstanding culinary whisky, I’ll wager. Try pairing it with a chargrilled, fatty steak.

Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Oak is available now from Dan Murphy’s, First Choice and selected independent bottle shops.

RRP: $160 (700ml)
ABV: 48 per cent
Source: Sample supplied

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