The Laphroaig distillery was established in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston, it is located in Port Charlotte, and is currently owned by Beam Inc. Since 1994 Laphroaig has been the only whisky to carry the Royal Warrant of HRH, Prince Charles of Wales. It is known for producing one of the most peated Islay single malt whiskys, among Lagavulin, Ardbeg, and Bruichladdich.
We mature Laphroaig in seasoned oak barrels, charred before filling to impart a slight sweet vanilla nuttiness. Original Laphroaig 10 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky is barrier-filtered only just, to remove the small char particles present. This means you will enjoy Laphroaig 10 Year Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky exactly as we made it. In extremes of temperature and when you add water it may appear a little cloudy – this is the natural condition of a malt of such a peaty pungence and uncompromising purity. Adding a little water releases a rich aroma of peat smoke with some sweetness and strong hints of the sea. Bottled at cask strength.
Wine Enthusiast – 90 points.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 93 points.
NOSE: Very powerful, “medicine”, smoke, seaweed and ozone characters overlaying a sweetness.
PALATE: Rich, a massive peated burst of flavor with hints of sweetness at the end.
FINISH: Long and savory.