The second batch of this superb non age stated whisky from the mighty Laphroaig distillery. Here at Fine Drams, there are few things we like more than a whisky that pairs peat and port flavour, so our ears pricked up when we heard about Laphroaig Brodir.
This tremendous dram is something of a sequel to the 2013 Cairdeas Port Wood, which was ranked as one of the very best Cairdeas releases to come out of the Islay distillery. This whisky certainly does the memory of that dram justice. Brodir has been matured in former Bourbon American oak barrels, before being transferred intro former ruby port casks for a finishing period.
Brodir translates from the Old Norse as “Brother”, and brother, what a whisky! This interesting cask finish provides Laphroaig’s classic, slightly medicinal and iodine rich, peaty spirit with beautiful fruity overtones, grapey sweetness and plenty of juicy flavours. Overall this is a tremendous break from the norm by Laphroaig, and one that will appeal to drinkers who are not usually fans of the polarising distillery, whilst also keeping the regulars interested.
The whisky is bottled at 48% ABV, and without chill filtration, ensuring that the natural flavours and mouthfeel of this dram are uncompromised.