Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood Finish is a Scottish whisky that was initially sold as an exclusive edition for travel retail. The term “Brodir”, in Old Norse, means “Brother”. For this bottling, an aging in ex-Bourbon barrels was chosen, before being finished in barrels that previously contained Porto Ruby. It is a NAS, or a No Age Statement. The version of this review is from the batch 001.
- Type: Single malt
- Origin: Scotland
- ABV: 48%
- Cask: ex-Bourbon, ex-Port
- Age: not declared
- Price: $180 – €110
- Details: non-chill filtered, non-colored
TASTING NOTES – LAPHROAIG BRODIR
Overall, the Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood Finish is endowed with a pronounced flavor intensity, also thanks to the ABV. In terms of depth and structure, this product shows all the limits of a young spirit, and the same also applies to the finish, which is not particularly prolonged. That said, the mix of peat and red fruit, due to the finish in ex-Port barrels, is pleasant, although it is not a particularly suitable combination. All in all, an appreciable whisky, that is easy to drink.