Laphroaig 25 Years Old 2019 Release

Available in Sassine Branch

70cl

Description

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.
This 2019 edition of the 25 year old from Islay’s popular Laphroaig distillery was aged in American ex-bourbon casks.
Nose
Smoke, pear, honey, graham, malt, plastic, herbal spice, strawberry taffy and a touch vegetal.
Taste
Vanilla cream, orchard fruit, smoke, honey graham, herbal spice, strawberry taffy, a bit of saline and plastic.
Finish
Long Smoke, vanilla taffy, honey and Cheerios.

Additional information

ABV

42%

Country

Scotland

Distillery

Laphroaig distillery

Size

70cl

Supplier

Beam Suntory

Vintage/Age

25 Years Old

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