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MacinJosh
06-16-2012, 13:08
Just heard of a new Laphroaig that has hit the shelves recently. It's called Laphroaig PX and it's basically the Triple Wood finished in Pedro Ximenez casks. My mouth was watering while listening to the description.

Bad news.....travel retail only. Just like the Triple Wood started out as.

*sigh* iWant

redbear
06-16-2012, 16:25
It's been on the shelves for a month or two. Liter bottles for about $90. I had a friend pick one up for me. Haven't cracked it open yet though.

sutton
06-16-2012, 17:47
Just heard of a new Laphroaig that has hit the shelves recently. It's called Laphroaig PX and it's basically the Triple Wood finished in Pedro Ximenez casks. My mouth was watering while listening to the description.

Bad news.....travel retail only. Just like the Triple Wood started out as.

*sigh* iWant

This could be the thing that gets me over that medicinal note in Laphroaig - almost worth taking a trip for!

ChainWhip
06-16-2012, 18:09
Hmm... I head to Vancouver next week - may have to stop @ the Duty-Free on the way back.

MacinJosh
06-17-2012, 12:04
It's been on the shelves for a month or two. Liter bottles for about $90. I had a friend pick one up for me. Haven't cracked it open yet though.

Very jealous. Please post some tasting notes here should you crack it open. Thanks!

MacinJosh
07-05-2012, 13:35
Well, thanks to Redbear (Dustin) I was able to have a go at this one.

Laphroaig PX

Color: Straw yellow with a reddish tint.

Nose: Subdued peat and iodine. Methylate. Orange rind and pickled asparagus. Soft honeysuckle and elderberry notes.

Taste: Quick wave of peat with mounds of salt. Salt level increasing as it's beginning to dominate the palate. Medicinal notes emerge as the wine influence makes am appearance with ripe, white grape notes. There's a tiny amount of citrus and orange peel playing in the background. A salty nuttiness on exit.

Finish: Sweet and salty like an afternoon snack. Peat smoke lingers. Just a touch of vanilla.

Rating: This is one salty malt. Unfortunately it dominates the dram and buries the softer subtleties lurking underneath. I found myself reaching for my glass of water far too often. I wasn't a big fan of the Triple Wood and Pedro does not appear to be its savior. Just too unbalanced. Score: 85

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redbear
07-05-2012, 13:53
Ha! You didn't wait long. :)

MacinJosh
07-05-2012, 22:24
Ha! You didn't wait long. :)

Just long enough for the temperature from the delivery truck to come down to room temperature! :D