First released for the Travel Retail market, Laphroaig Four Oak features a marriage of whisky matured in a quartet of casks, namely ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads. Somewhat following on the theme from their popular Triple Wood expression...
Nose: Roasted coffee beans, almond pastries, sawdust and medicinal peat.
Palate: An intense waft of smoke as it opens, with earthy vanilla pod and subtle cookie dough following it up.
Finish: Drying, quite spicy and long.