Dram, what a good Whiskey. Laphroaig

laphroaigI’ve only ever experienced the 10 year distilled Laphroaig whiskey and I can’t get enough of it . You either love this whiskey or hate it. I’ve sampled my fair share of whiskeys then my father discovered this one. We were blown away. What a mouth warmer!

It’s not sweet like many other whiskeys, it’s got a serious earthy flavour to it. You don’t need to be an expert to work out it’s different. The area in which it’s distilled is a unique place. The Isle of Islay is remote (off the West coast of Scotland) and is home to many a peat bog with unique seaweed characteristics which affects the taste of the water there. This in turn affects the taste of the whiskey, as does the air the whiskey breathes when in the oak barrels. How the science behind this works I really don’t know, you’ll just have to try it to believe it. It seems to bring to life a combination of taste buds that no other drink even comes close to. The taste for me is best at the back of you mouth, and seems to concentrate itself on the top of your palette. It’s a warm musty taste, hard to describe. Do not drink it fast, savour every Laphroaig moment.

From there Website


Take it neat or with a splash of soft water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of the blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley and the delicate, heathery perfume of Islay’s streams. Like the islanders it may seem a little aloof at first, but make the effort, broach acquaintance and we can guarantee you’ll have a warm and genuine friend for life.

The award winning family of Laphroaig Whiskies ranges from the rich, pungent 10 Year Old to the smooth and exceptionally rare 40 Year Old. But whatever Laphroaig you choose, you can sense 200 years of loving care distilled into every bottle.

We have always considered Laphroaig the best single malt in the World. In 2005 we were proud to be voted ‘the best of the best’ in the Champions of Whisky Competition – so now it’s official!


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