Last week I replaced my finished Quarter Cask with this unfiltered and uncoloured Triple Wood.
Before beeing botlled at 48%, it had triple maturation. Bourbon, quarter and oloroso casks.
Clear traces of all three can be found troughout te tasting.
Starting of the nosing with the bourbon part, a sweet vanilla and caramel at front. Followed by nutty wood and a floral touch. Orange, lemon and a rubbery salty peat, covered with tones of sherry complete this very allround nosing.
Sweet smoke on the taste. A lot sweeter, but less
tarry/peaty than other Laphroaig's I tasted.
The bourbon caramel and the oloroso sherry fruits are also present.
The spicy part comes from clove pepper and liquorice.
The medium/dry/spicy/peaty/sweet/sherry finish has a lot to offer and discover.
That said, this is a strange one.
It definitely has more layers and components than the QC but strangely enough it feels less balanced.
I brought this one to a tasting last saturday where it coincidently had its turn after the QC.
All 7 contributers gave there thumb's up for the 10€ cheaper brother of this TW.
After this one is finished, the QC gets it's spot on my shelf back again.
Still a descent 88 points.