The Laphroaig PX Cask is the first Laphroaig single malt whisky to be matured in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.
Laphroaig PX Cask is a new global travel retail exclusive expression and the first to enjoy maturation in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, widely referred to as "PX" casks. Pedro Ximenez sherry is known to be naturally sweet made from dried Pedro Ximenez grapes.
There are three types of barrels used in the maturation of the Laphroaig PX each impart a subtly different character. Firstly it is was matured in American Bourbon oak sourced from parent company Beam Global’s bourbon brand Maker’s Mark distillery then it spent seven to nine months maturing in 19th century style quarter casks, then it spent its final 12 months maturing in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
It is the last 12 months maturation in the ex-PX Cask that provides the rich, sweeter and full bodied notes which perfectly complement the peat-smoke tang of Laphroaig, creating an expression which needs to be appreciated over time to fully explore.
The Laphroaig PX Cask replaces the former travel-retail exclusive Laphroaig Triple Wood, which was rolled out to domestic markets worldwide in September 2011.