|Cask Strength Collection Symington’s Choice
|In Original Container
This one's very dark for an ex-BB malt, but as we used to say in math (and malt) class, there are more exceptions than rules. Colour: full gold with copper hues. Nose: charcoal at first, old fireplace, guns, then meats and dried fish. Beef jerky, soot, coal dust, waxed papers, cigars, Aperol Spritz (apologies), eucalyptus wood… I find it curiously thick and 'sherried' for a bourbon hogshead, but we shan't complain as this one too is 'vastly superior'. With water: this kind of nutty and salty style that's rather to be found in deep-sherried Laphroaigs. Cherry liqueur, kirschwasser… Seriously, loving this, but what happened? Mouth (neat): beautifully weird, with some 7-up, lemonade, even Schweppes, then seawater, oysters, tobacco, liquorice wood… It is certainly not your average ex-bourbon Laphroaig. With water: no, this cannot be. If this was indeed a 'simple' bourbon cask, I'll eat a whole family-size Hawaiian pizza from Domino's, but I'll need proof. Finish: long, extremely good, with black raisins and loads of smoke. Comments: am I losing my mind? Or is someone gently pulling my leg? Ex-bourbon, really?
Unveiling the Magnificence of Laphroaig 25-Year-Old Signatory Vintage Symington's Choice Cask 3372
Prepare to embark on a journey of unparalleled refinement and sophistication with the Laphroaig 25-Year-Old Signatory Vintage Symington's Choice Cask 3372. This extraordinary single malt Scotch whisky is a testament to the artistry of maturation and the unwavering commitment to excellence. Distilled on April 28, 1997, and bottled on February 10, 2023, by the esteemed independent bottler Signatory Vintage for their renowned Cask Strength Collection Symington's Choice, this limited edition release exemplifies the pinnacle of whisky craftsmanship.
Aged to Perfection
For a quarter of a century, the Laphroaig 25-Year-Old Signatory Vintage Symington's Choice Cask 3372 has been nurtured and matured in a carefully selected Bourbon Hogshead cask. This extended maturation period has allowed the whisky to develop a profound complexity and an exquisite balance of flavors. With each passing year, the spirit has absorbed the essence of the oak, resulting in a whisky that embodies the essence of time and patience.
A Symphony of Flavors
Nose: Upon first approach, the Laphroaig 25-Year-Old Signatory Vintage Symington's Choice Cask 3372 reveals a captivating aroma of peat smoke, intermingled with the sweetness of honey and the warmth of toasted oak. Notes of vanilla and dried fruits dance delicately in the background, tantalizing the senses and inviting anticipation.
Palate: As the liquid caresses the palate, a symphony of flavors unfolds. The signature Laphroaig peat smoke takes center stage, accompanied by a harmonious fusion of rich toffee, dark chocolate, and hints of citrus zest. Waves of maritime saltiness complement the robust flavors, while gentle spices add depth and intrigue.
Finish: The grand finale is a long and lingering finish that showcases the whisky's exceptional maturation. Delicate wisps of smoke intermingle with nuances of oak, leaving a trail of velvety warmth and a touch of sweet vanilla. It is a finale that lingers in the memory, a testament to the excellence of this remarkable expression.
A Collector's Pride
The Laphroaig 25-Year-Old Signatory Vintage Symington's Choice Cask 3372 is not just a whisky to be savored; it is a collector's pride. Bottled as part of Signatory Vintage's prestigious Cask Strength Collection Symington's Choice, this limited edition release represents the epitome of exclusivity and distinction. With only a select number of bottles produced, each carrying its own unique number, owning a bottle of this exceptional expression is an achievement to cherish.
The Laphroaig 25-Year-Old Signatory Vintage Symington's Choice Cask 3372 is a whisky that embodies the art of maturation and the pursuit of excellence. Its meticulous aging process in a Bourbon Hogshead cask has resulted in a symphony of flavors that captivates the senses and leaves a lasting impression. Whether enjoyed by whisky connoisseurs or collectors seeking a rare gem, this limited edition release offers an unforgettable experience. Raise a glass to celebrate the magnificence of Laphroaig and savor the depths of this remarkable whisky.