Laphroaig Distillery is located on the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced “La-froyg”, is a Gaelic word meaning “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay”. It is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. The distillery was established in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston but it is very likely that it was illegally distilling even before this. Their descendants ran the distillery until 1887, when it passed to the Hunter family. They in turn ran the distillery until 1954, Ian Hunter took over Laphroaig in 1921 and made several modernization’s, for example the production capacity was doubled in 1923, and he also introduced the concept of storing the whisky in bourbon casks. When Ian died he left the distillery to one of his managers, Bessie Williamson. During WW2 production was completely shut down as the buildings were used as a garrison. The distillery was sold to Long John International in the 1960s, and subsequently became part of Allied Domecq in 1990. After the French group Pernod Ricard took control of Allied Domecq in 2005, the Laphroaig distillery was sold to the American Fortune Brand which is now Beam Global.
Laphroaig has been the only whisky to carry the Royal Warrant of the Prince of Wales, which was awarded in person during a visit to the distillery in 1994.
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50 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Official distillery bottling, 50 ml mini bottle with distillery label.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Laphroaig 10 Year Old is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. A full-bodied, smoky gem, with a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amidst the seaweedy, peaty characters before a long warming finish. This malt has won a huge number of awards.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Laphroaig 'Select' takes its name from the special selection of American and European casks, chosen for their unique character that they give during maturation. Representing a subtle blending of peat, oak and sweetness, Laphroaig Master Distiller John Campbell has selected the spirit from Laphroaig Quarter Cask, PX Cask, Triple Wood (European Oak casks) and a final addition of 10 Year Old to create Laphroaig Select. John said, “Select is an exciting and unique expression that brings together the best of Laphroaig’s flavour profile"
1000 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Laphroaig QA CASK (Quercus Alba) Double Matured. The first maturation, takes place in ex-bourbon barrels. Then it is transferred to fresh uncharred American white oak casks. This second intense maturation creates a balanced fusion of the heavy peat smoke with warm spicy vanilla wood notes. The length of time of this important second maturation varies, with each cask carefully monitored to ensure the exact balance of flavour is achieved.
"sweet, slightly spicy, rolling smoke, charred vanilla" Litre Bottle
700 ml, 48.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Laphroaig Quarter Cask takes its inspiration from the small casks often used for Scotch Whisky in the 19th century and frequently transported across the Glens by packhorse. It was decided to recreate some of the Quarter Casks and the flavours they produce. They transferred some still maturing Laphroaig from larger style barrels into the Quarter Casks. It was noted that the small cask size gave up to 30% greater contact with the wood compared to some of the larger sizes used today, thus greatly intensifying the maturation process. For greater authenticity they simply barrier filtered the whisky, the method used in those days, and bottled at a higher alcoholic strength.
700 ml, 48.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Laphroaig, Triple Wood has enjoyed a triple maturation in 3 types of cask. Just as with the standard Quarter Cask expression, the first maturation is in American oak, ex-Bourbon Barrels. They then select the most suitable of these barrels, containing a range of different aged spirit and transfer into small 19th Century style Quarter Casks for a second maturation. The final maturation is in specially selected, large European oak, Oloroso Sherry Casks. It is bottled at 48% ABV and is non-chill filtered for a depth of taste and texture.
1000 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Four different casks are selected by hand, ex-bourbon barrels, small quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and larger European Oak hogshead. Four Oak is an extraordinary fusion of flavours including sandalwood, pine, fir and willow.