NOTE: The first edition of this guide was published in late September 2015 as a means to provide readers with the necessary information that they would need in order to plan for their trip to Islay. This updated version provides most of the same information as the original, although there have been some amendments made […]Read more "Visiting Islay: The Things You Need To Know (2017 Edition)"
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"
As promised, this review is a continuation of the insight into the whiskies offered by The Single Cask at CHIJMES. I will be reviewing seven different whiskies (four of which are part of the Horizontal Laphroaig flight, two of which are from Clynelish and one from Mortlach). The common factor which ties these drams together? […]Read more "Whisky Review #28: The Single Cask drams"
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"