Laphroaig Quarter Cask Islay Whisky 70cl (image 1)
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Islay Whisky 70cl (image 1)

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Islay Whisky 70cl


Laphroaig spirit of different ages,†with no age statement on the bottle, is†matured the usual way, then finished in smaller casks to speed up the process but also change the style of maturation slightly. Bottled at 48% abv.

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The Johnstons started farming at Laphroaig around 1800, and soon after messers Charles and Willie Doig were asked to do some 'work on a distillery' at Laphroaig. By 1815 Laphroaig's reputation had spread and the tax man was getting suspicious so they 'officially' established 'Johnston & Johnston' and the legend of Laphroaig had begun.
Today's Laphroaig is famously peated, using malt of 35ppm phenol levels but tasting like much more. The whisky is distilled in seven stills, each unique by virtue of their unusual flat sides & base. They are all small stills and are of varying ages. The 'peat freaks' have ensured that this malt always does well at auction and official bottlings have been relatively rare. They tend to mature their whisky in ex-bourbon casks, but in 2007 they sarted to release some sherry cask matured whisky.

LAPROAIG QUARTER CASK; Distillers Tasting Notes

NOSE: Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas.
BODY: Full bodied.
PALATE: Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness.
FINISH: Really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice.

Laphroaig have revived the practise of using smaller casks, once used as they were easier to transport by mule or packhorse (and perhaps avoid the Exciseman). These cask sizes became uneconomic in the advent of rail and road transport so larger casks begain to be used.

With a smaller cask comes greater contact and interaction between spirit and wood, as the ratio is increased by up to 30% as compared to normal casks. In simple terms this means quicker maturation. Furthermore, thet finish the maturation of this whisky in the ancient No.1 Dunnage Warehouse right on the seashore.

Here's what the distillers think about the end product:
"The result surprised and delighted us. The additional oak influence from the quarter casks had created a soft sweetness and velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. The finish is very long and alternates between the wood sweetness and the classic phenolic "peat reek" like the waves on our shore."

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

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If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
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Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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