In the American TTB database two new labels appeared from Laphroaig.
First is the Laphroaig 27 Year Old, double matured in ex-bourbon barrels and refill quarter casks in warehouse n°1 and bottled at cask strength (52%). The other is the Laphroaig 25 Year Old, a mix of second-fill Oloroso sherry casks and American bourbon barrels, also bottled at cask strength (48,6%).
Update: see my Laphroaig 27 Years review
Even more expensive will be the Tamdhu 50 Year Old, a single cask release from a European oak first-fill sherry butt. That’s fifty years in a first-fill cask, and even at this age it’s 55,6%, wow! Only 100 bottles are available for around € 18.500. Again, wow…
For people like you and me, we expect a new Hazelburn 13 Year Old, distilled October 2003 and aged in fresh and refill Oloroso casks. The outturn of 12.000 bottles were bottled at 47,1% earlier this month.
Also coming up: Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength, bottled at 56,2%. On sale from 12th April (in the UK) for around € 55.