Part of the triumvirate of heavily-peated southern Islay malts, alongside LVMH's Ardbeg and Diageo's Lagavulin, Laphroaig was founded in 1810 by brothers Alexander and Donald Johnston (although the official year of start-up is given as 1815 on the company's labels and literature). The histories of Lagavulin and Laphroaig have been closely tied ... Read More »
Laphroaig 10yo is a full-bodied, smoky gem, with a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amidst the seaweedy, peaty characters before a long warming finish. A classic dram. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A vibrant young Laphroaig whose maturation has been speeded up by ageing in Quarter Casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. A really terrific whisky and great value.
Formerly a travel retail exclusive, the popularity of the Triple Wood has led to it being launched into the general market. The whisky starts off maturing in regular bourbon casks, before being moved to Laphroaig's bespoke quarter casks for a time. The whisky is then finished in Oloroso sherry casks to gently sand off any remaining sharp edges. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
The 3rd batch of Laphroaig's riotously popular small batch editions of their famed 10yo cask strength Islay single malt. No doubt this will be as big a hit as the previous editions - this is an expression that never disappoints.
A limited edition of 3000 bottles of the award-winning Laphroaig 18 year old, released in Summer 2012 in a special commemorative tube celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Laphroaig are donating £3000 from the sales of this bottle to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust which helps young craftsmen.
A 1990 vintage Laphroaig bottled by indie bottler Montgomerie's in July 2009 at 18 years of age. This was distilled in the early days of legendary former manager Iain Henderson's reign at the distillery.
A 1996 vintage single cask whisky from Laphroaig, distilled on 26th November, matured in a hogshead for 4 days shy of 16 years and then bottled on 22nd November 2012 by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection.
A 17 year old Laphroaig bottled by The Whisky Agency as part of their 'Fights' series (the beautiful label features a tiger catching the tail feathers of a peacock). Distilled in 1995, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and bottled in 2012.
In our humble opinion there's little better than a mid-teen Laphroaig at full strength from a refill or plain cask, so we're getting a bit hot under the collar about this plain hogshead 'Froyg 1996 from indie heroes Signatory.
A giant whack of peat, tempered by some toffee-like notes. This is a powerful, uncompromising whisky, and all the better for it. 'A fine robust dram with lots happening. Laphroaig at its best. 8.75/10' Gavin Smith, Whisky Magazine May 2004
A joint bottling of 1990 vintage Laphroaig by German independent The Whisky Agency and us, The Whisky Exchange. This is a 21 year old whisky that matured in a bourbon cask until it was bottled in 2011.
A special bottling of vintage Laphroaig bottled for sale at Highgrove House, home of Prince Charles, who famously loves his 'Froyg. Bottled at a pleasing 46% with a special label showing the Prince's fleur-de-lis Royal Warrant.