Laphroaig is one of my favourite distilleries and I have had the pleasure of sampling a myriad of expressions which are both of official and independent stock. While the classic Laphroaig notes consist of a whack of peat and other associated medicinal hints, there is a fair bit of variance with regard to the independent […]Read more "Whisky Review #135: Laphroaig 1990 21 Years Old (Bottled By Silver Seal)"
Laphroaig has always been one of my favourite distilleries and while the core range has been relatively solid, the travel retail exclusives have been somewhat lacklustre (apart from the stellar PX Cask, of course) in recent years. As such, I have been sourcing for independent expressions of Laphroaig (among other Islay distilleries) and have come […]Read more "Whisky Review #112: Laphroaig 2006 11 Years Old (Loch Fyne Whiskies Feis Ile 2017 Release)"
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all! May this festive season bring with it good food, great drinks, exceptional company and unforgettable memories! As promised, I have saved a rather special bottling for this most joyous of occasions and I felt that it was only fitting that a review which was to be […]Read more "Whisky Review #82: Laphroaig 25 Years Old (2014 Cask Strength Edition)"
This week’s review brings us on the short ferry ride across the Sound of Islay from the isle of Jura to the isle of Islay, where we revisit a distillery which is adored and admonished in equal measure to once again sample one of their core range expressions. Laphroaig is a distillery which needs no […]Read more "Whisky Review #71: Laphroaig Quarter Cask (Revisited)"
Ahh Laphroaig. If there was one word which could accurately describe the whiskies that the distillery produces, it would probably be polarising. People definitely fall into one of two categories when it comes to Laphroaig: Either they love it to death, or hate its guts. This polarisation can be partly attributed to the uninitiated wanting […]Read more "Whisky Review #67: Laphroaig 11 Years Old (Exquisite Schiphol Exclusive Bottling)"
And so we return to Islay and more specifically, Laphroaig, to review one of their expressions which has been on the market for some time now: the Laphroaig Select Cask. As has been the position of late, the distillery has released a number of NAS whiskies over the past few years alongside their core range […]Read more "Whisky Review #52: Laphroaig Select Cask"
When one thinks of Islay, the first two things that manifest in their mind would be WHISKY and PEAT. And if they were to delve deeper into the first aspect, the first two names on their mind would be Ardbeg and Laphroaig. Both these distilleries are world-renowned for their distinctive and characterful whiskies of both […]Read more "Whisky Review #19: Battle of the Anniversary Malts – Ardbeg Perpetuum vs Laphroaig 15 Years Old 200th Anniversary Bottling"
My 10th review focuses on the Laphroaig PX Cask, which is a whisky that I absolutely adore. Having enjoyed the 10 Years Old, Quarter Cask and Triple Wood in varying degrees, I wasn’t sure of what to expect from a Laphroaig that was matured in casks which once contained Pedro Ximenez (PX) sherry. Based on […]Read more "Whisky Review #10: Laphroaig PX Cask (Revisited)"
For my sixth review, I will be showcasing the three whiskies that I tried during the premium tasting session as well as the three whiskies which I sampled at the distillery store. The whiskies are as follows: Premium Tasting session: 1) Laphroaig 10 Years Old (40% abv, paired with Danish blue cheese) 2) Laphroaig Quarter […]Read more "Whisky Review #6: Laphroaig"
The 6th distillery in my 8-part series about the Islay distilleries focuses on Laphroaig, one of the most famous distilleries in the world and one which produces whisky which delights and puzzles in equal measure. Laphroaig is located on the Southern coast of Islay and is approximately 1 mile down the road from the village […]Read more "The Islay Series – Distillery #6: Laphroaig"