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[23 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Laphroaig 15 Year Old (200th Anniversary Edition)–Review and thoughts

We’re taking a bit of time of from the Diageo SR 2015, to a more down to earth dram, we’re able to afford:
The Laphroaig 15 has been a favorite of many whisky lovers, until it was replaced a couple of years ago by the 18 year old. Fortunately, the distillery has re-created this expression (it’s 15 year old alright, but …

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[9 Jul 2015 | 6 Comments | ]
More Signatory Goodness : Laphroaig 1998 / 16yo / Signatory cask #700389 – Exclusive for TWE

Time to end the week with another Indie bottling by Signatory sold exclusively on the Whisky Exchange  : and this time  a sherried Laphroaig.  Sherried Laphs are really good fun, and I doubt someone will be able to say they ever had a really bad sherry cask Laphroaig. At least for me Sherry and Laphraoig do work well together almost …

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[25 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Celebrating Feis Ile 2015 : Laphroaig 14 year old – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular – Feis Ile 2015 edition

It’s this time of year and The Islay festival of malt and music (FEIS ILE) is in full motion. Sadly, I am not able to be there this year (again!), but quite a few friends (and whisky friends) are there…  Gladly Douglas Laing have bottled a special edition Old Particular Laphroaig to celebrate the event, and I they kindly shared …

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[7 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Edition (Feis Ile 2014)

After that Spectacular Lagavulin FE 2014, who set the bar so high, it would be quite a challenge for the rest of the FE bottlings, won’t it? True. I chose to go with the Laphraoig of which I did not have very high expectations (mainly due to reading people’s reactions and SM remarks). Last year’s Cairdeas (also know as ‘the …

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[2 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
The new Laphroaig Select – impressions

This particular expressions of Laphroaig has been discussed quite a lot on social media (see my previous post: The Laphroiag ‘Select’ NAS fiasco … As i noted there, although I did not like the idea of this NAS mishmash, I really wanted to try it myself and see how I like it, and how true were the lukewarm reviews it …

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[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Single Cask Nation Laphroaig 6 yo

Time for a short interlude from the GlenDronach single casks (will continue tomorrow GD fans, so now worries , eh?) with a very different and much younger dram from Islay, and from one of the most interesting Indie bottlers : Single Cask Nation. I’ve tried a few of their earlier cask bottlings, and this is the first out of 3 …

Bunnahabhain, Douglas Laing, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, Provenance, Tasting Notes »

[12 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Some fun with Douglas Laing & co.

The nice guys over at D.Laing sent over a few samples of their peaty whiskies among them a Caol Ila, Laphroaig, and Bunnahabhain. What can be nicer for a peat-head like myself than to try those lovely ones in one session. Summer or winter (as long as you keep your house cool enough) it’s always a grand time for some …

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[25 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Laphroaig 10 CS– original edition (red band)

Long ago, when I was making my first steps in the whisky world, I was very keen on MONSTER peat drams. The higher  the PPM, the better, or so I thought. As time went by, my palate did change, and I realised it’s the delicate aromas and Complexity is what I prefer, Peat or not peat. Mega peat is nice …

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[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]
Laphroaig Feis Ile 2013 – Cairdeas Port Wood Edition

Again not been able to make it to Islay for Feis Ile (there is always next year, yes?) , and I’ve bought the last few years Cairdeas’s from the Laphroaig site and liked them (one was stolen from my home the 2010 edition – inside job) a lot, but for some reason i was not sure I wanted to buy …

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[30 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tasting the new Laphroaig QA cask

Quite a funny name to this one, if you’re a software engineer when you hear QA you immediately think about Quality assurance, and not about Quercus Alba (which is what Laphroaig had in mind ok?) . When i first saw the press release about this one, I really thought it was some kind of April fool’s day thing, but after …