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 »
Zesty oak and warm peat smoke top notes, with sweet undertones, reminiscent of fresh nutmeg and toasted almonds. Faintly salty. Laphroaig 15yo is a smoother and more elegant elder sibling to the robust 10 year-old.
Please note that this is restricted to 2 bottles per customer
A special edition of Laphroaig, put together for the Islay Festival in 2011, named Cairdeas like previous festival bottlings, and originally sold at the distillery and on their website to the Friends of Laphroaig.
A special bottling of Laphroaig 12yo, this Cairdeas was the first bottling overseen by incoming distillery manager John Campbell and was released at the 2009 Feis Ile festival celebrating Islay whisky & music. Cairdeas is pronounced 'cur-chess' (more or less) and means friendship in Gaelic.
A 1990 vintage Laphroaig from Douglas Laing, bottled as part of their Directors' Cut range, as selected by Fred and Stewart Laing. Distilled in October and bottled in August 2012 after 21 years of maturation in a refill hogshead.
The cask strength bottling of Laphroaig 25yo is a very different beast to the old 25yo (and in our opinion, upping the strength is a big improvement). Rich and smouldering, with a big coal hit and a lingering seaweed character. We said at the time that this was tremendous stuff, and now it's only gone and won the IWSC Trophy for Best Cask Strength Single Malt.
A pre-royal warrant (probably late 1980s) bottle of Laphroaig 10 year old, displayed in a presentation tin. The tin itself is adorned with pictures of stills and men cutting peat, representing the traditional methods still used by Laphroaig to this day.
A special bottling from the 2006 Islay Festival of Malt and Music. This cask was filled in 1994 by John Campbell, Laphroaig’s Distillery Manager, back when he was an apprentice, and was bottled for the 2006 Feis Ile to commemorate John's 12 years of service as the first true "Ileach" to become Laphroaig’s distillery manager.