Yggdrasil 1996 – Laphroaig Single Cask


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Distilled at Laphroaig Distillery
Single Cask
Distilled in 1996
Bottled in 2022
Cask no. 5391
Cask strenght 45% vol.
Limited edition 101 bottles

This whisky is really Islay hammer. When you nose it, when you taste it, you feel the soul of Scotland, the soul of Islay. You will be amazed how complex, vibrant, balanced liquid we have selected. Of course you will find everything you expect from peated, smoky Laphroaig whisky.

In Scandinavian myths, YGGDRASIL ash was the axis of the world, the roots of which were in the underworld, while the crown of the tree on a huge, lofty trunk reached the heavens.
The Romans believed that snakes were afraid of crawling into the shadow cast by this tree, hence the later common belief that ash trees chase away “evil powers” and the old custom of planting these trees at the crossroads where the devil was waiting for stray travelers.

Tasting notes:

  • Colour: gold,
  • Nose: honey, smoked bacon, leather, pine, old forest, paper magazines, fresh cut wood, hibiscus tea, lemons, seawater, barbecue
  • Mouth: great combination of peat and fruit, smoky but very well balanced, 45% can go straight very well also with few drops of water – water opens more herbal vibes, plum and smoked bacon,
  • Finish: medium, fresh, salty in a good way like sea salt, fat,

Comment: pure joy for all peat and smoke lovers, this is not just peat and smoke Laphroaig – it gives also grapes, lemon and plums fruitiness. Soul of Islay.

Yggdrasil – engagement project

We believe in this stock and we believe this is the beginning of our environment engagement project. Our idea is simple: one bottle =one new tree. 101 new trees in total. We do this together with you. We report you the process on our Linked In and Twitter. In addition, we would like to express special thanks to Ilona Baranowska for being our Angel in this project. Thank you Ilona for your Faith, Energy and Trust.

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