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.
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 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.
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.
700 ml, 48.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)For two centuries, (1815 refers to the founding of the distillery) Laphroaig master craftsmen have worked to shape the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies. The 1815 edition was created by current Laphroaig Distillery Manager, John Campbell, to honour those who have gone before him. Left to rest in first-fill, over-charred ex-bourbon barrels before further maturing in large, new European oak hogsheads maturation occurs slowly, resulting in a whisky of great depth. "Laphroaig describe The 1815 as deep sunset orange in colour, with aromas of burnt apricot and raisin, they say it combines the signature peat smoke of Laphroaig with soft oak and notes of rich caramelised dark fruit and a dried fruit, nut, peat and oiled-wood finish"
700 ml, 48.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Crafted by Laphroaig Distillery Manager, John Campbell, Laphroaig Lore is drawn from a variety of casks including first-fill bourbon barrels, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry hogsheads to create a unique richness. Bottled at 48% abv.
700 ml, 48% abv, Scotland (Islay)Laphroaig An Cuan Mor (Gaelic for 'big ocean') is matured in first-fill American white oak bourbon barrels, then it is finished in European oak.
"Rich and spicy with a maritime character"
1000 ml, 48.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)The first maturation of this special expression is in ex-bourbon barrels, followed by transfer to quarter casks. The third maturation is in large European oak ‘PX’ casks, which originally contained rare Pedro Ximénez sherry. The result is a complex Laphroaig, with the character of each type of barrel detectable in the final flavours, including a gentle but unmistakable sweetness. "Sherried sweetness and smoky peat ... Sea salt and the nutmeg and cinnamon. Aniseed then enters the fray, increasing the intensity of the spiciness of the palate" Litre Bottle
700 ml, 43.0% abv, Scotland (Islay)This Limited Edition 15 Year Old expression from Laphroaig is in celebration of their 200th anniversary. Aged exclusively in ex-bourbon casks. The Laphroaig 15 year old was originally launched over 30 years ago made using a slightly lower level of peat but an increased alcohol strength. This special limited edition bottling pays tribute to the original 15 year old, which to this day is one of Laphroaig Distillery Manager, John Campbell, favourite ever expressions.
700 ml, 48% abv, Scotland (Islay)Brodir, which means brother in ancient Norse, celebrates Scotland’s long connection with the Nordic region and culture and this latest release from Laphroaig continues that commemoration. The making of Brodir Port Wood begins with a first maturation that takes place in ex-bourbon barrels followed by a second maturation in European oak casks seasoned with Ruby Port. It’s the combination of woods and the influence of port that add a complexity to this expression.
700 ml, 48.0% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)This 18 year old expression of Laphroaig is made in limited quantities each year. A soft, sweet and spicy Islay peat smoke greets you when you first open the bottle. The immediate taste is an oak sweetness, from 18 years in the barrel. A faint hint of the sea can be detected, testimony to its time maturing on the remote island of Islay. Bottled at 48% ABV and non-chill filtered for a depth of taste and texture.
700 ml, 51.2% abv, Scotland (Islay)This Laphroaig Vintage 1997 has been matured for 18 years in a single hogshead. Bottled by Signatory at 51.2% for their Cask Strength Collection in December 2015. Cask No 8370.
700 ml, 45.1% abv, Scotland (ISLAY)Laphroaig 25 year old has been created by marrying Laphroaig that has been matured in Oloroso sherry casks with Laphroaig that has been matured in ex-American bourbon barrels, both filled with newly distilled Laphroaig spirit from day one. When you join the sherried, oaky flavours from the second fill sherry casks with the creamy, smooth, sweet flavours from the bourbon barrels you create the magic that is Laphroaig 25 Year Old. Bottled at cask strength, it is a perfect fusion of two different styles of maturation flavours, made even smoother by the quarter century it has been gently maturing.
Beautiful fold out leather/timber gift packaging.