Laphroaig is excited to announce the launch of Laphroaig® 10-Year-Old Sherry Oak Finish – a new take on the globally-adored flagship expression from Islay. The unique expression combines the unforgettable flavor of the Laphroaig Distillery’s ionic 10-year-old whisky with the sweet, aromatic flavor from Oloroso Sherry casks. The marriage of casks creates rich, full-bodied flavor with notes of Manuka honey, bacon, and maple syrup alongside the classic smoke, seaweed, and hint of salt that Laphroaig is best known and loved for.
Since 1815 Laphroaig has been creating premium single malt Scotch whisky, and the new Sherry Oak finish offers an exciting new flavor profile for lovers of the Scotch’s distinguished taste. For the discerning whisky lover, who is drawn to Laphroaig for its unrivalled distinction in aroma and palate, this is a must-have cabinet addition.
“We are thrilled to announce the release of the newest Laphroaig expression. Sherry Oak is an exquisite addition, taking our iconic Laphroaig 10-Year-Old and finishing it in Oloroso Sherry casks, which lend depth and sweetness,” says John Campbell, Laphroaig Distillery Manager. “This is a perfect accompaniment to any whisky collection and a celebrated expansion of the Laphroaig range. Laphroaig drinkers are the most passionate Scotch drinkers in the world and with this new offering, we’re delighted to give them another Scotch option that embraces our commitments to craftsmanship and innovation.”
The Scotch ages for 12-18 months in Oloroso Sherry casks adding complexity and balance, which is sure to pique the curiosity of Laphroaig drinkers around the world. Each cask is carefully selected to complement the discernible character and much-loved taste of Laphroaig.
Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Finish is bottled at cask strength (48% ABV) and appears auburn and tawny in color.
Limited to 4,450 cases globally, this release will be sought after from whisky enthusiasts all over the world. Available in the U.S. in March 2021, the Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Sherry Finish Scotch has a suggested retail price of $89.99 / 750 mL.