Laphroaig PX Cask Review

Laphroaig PX Cask is a travel retail whisky expression and the first of the Laphroaig single malts to be matured in ex Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.

Much like Laphroaig Triple Wood, Laphroaig PX Cask is triple matured in different types of barrels which gives the whisky a layered character. Maturation first takes place in ex Bourbon casks, followed by a Quarter Cask and is lastly finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.

Laphroaig PX Cask
Laphroaig PX Cask

Bottled at 48% ABV, Laphroaig PX Cask is a no age statement whisky. Rich gold in colour, it has a good measure of medicinal peat, some vanilla and sherry aromas along with sweetness of raisins. The aroma is not as peated as Laphroaig 10 yo and a little nose burn is detected from the higher ABV.

On first sip, it tingles ever so slightly on the tongue then explodes with the classic Laphroaig peat character with a dark red fruit sweetness and spice mid-palate before it finishes long, dry and salty enticing you to take another sip.

Laphroaig PX Cask achieves a synergy between the characteristic smoky and salty notes and the sherry and ripe red fruit sweetness. This is an intensely flavoured dram, full-bodied and layered with an oily mouthfeel and a long lingering finish that satisfies.

Laphroaig PX Cask is sold in travel retail in 1L bottles.


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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.