Laphroaig 18 Years Old

Available in Sassine Branch

70cl

Description

Launched in 2009, this was originally the replacement for the much loved 15 year old. Sadly this has since been discontinued too, ceasing production in 2016.
Laphroaig is the largest of the three heavyweight Islay distilleries in Kildalton, out-stripping the production capacity of neighbours, Ardbeg and Lagavulin, by over 1 million litres per annum. Despite its traditional appearance, Laphroaig was always a forward-thinking distillery. It was bottled as a single malt as early as the 1920s, an unfashionable option at the time, especially for a peated whisky. They were also shrewd in capitalising on post-Prohibition America to add trademark sweetness to their spirit through the use of imported ex-bourbon casks, and hired Scotland’s first ever female distillery manager, Bessie Williamson, in 1954. Laphroaig is one of only a handful of distilleries in Scotland to still use in-house maltings, providing them with 20% of their annual requirements, and contributing to the distillery’s unique flavour profile.
Nose
The combination of fresh sea breeze with nutty chocolate notes is very special. Everything also makes a very settled impression. With peaty maltiness, sweet candies and spicy but wonderfully subtle smoke.
Taste
Everything in the middle weight class but wonderfully creamy. With leathery smoke and always sweet with bitter notes, but not disturbing. Fruity and floral rather grassy with earthy ash. There is also salty caramel with citrus notes. A poem.
Finish
Very tender, soft and still long. Peppery with a metallic finish but not too bitter. Very special and always stays sweet.

Additional information

ABV

48.0%

Country

Scotland

Distillery

Laphroaig distillery

Size

70cl

Supplier

Beam Suntory

Vintage/Age

10 Years Old

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