Tasting Notes / Bottles from Laphroaig



Laphroaig 10 Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig 10 Provenance (Douglas Laing)

A fantastic Laphroaig from the new range of single cask single malt whiskies from the Douglas Laing's Provenance range.

Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Laphroaig 10 Year Old

I always love being on Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire's tweet tastings and this is no exception, a cracking set of core range expressions from the brilliant Islay smoker that is Laph

Laphroaig 10yr Private VIP Bottling (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig 10yr Private VIP Bottling (Douglas Laing)

Back in the early days of my whisky drinking career one of the big whiskies i got into was Laphroaig,

Laphroaig 14yr Old Particular Feis Ile (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig 14yr Old Particular Feis Ile (Douglas Laing)

This Douglas Laing bottling of Laphroaig 14 year Old is specifically for this years Feis Ile (the Islay Festival of Music and Whisky) and it is fabulous.

Laphroaig 15 Year Old
Laphroaig 15 Year Old

Laphroaig 15 was first created 30 years ago. Barrels were selected for their particularly mellow rounded flavour, then batch bottled at the higher export strength of 43% abv.

Laphroaig 15 Year Old (The Old Malt Cask)
Laphroaig 15 Year Old (The Old Malt Cask)

I've seen these "The Old Malt Cask" series bottlings from Douglas Laing and decided it was time i tried them so i picked up a couple and from this first one i'm really glad i did.

Laphroaig 15yr cask sample (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig 15yr cask sample (Douglas Laing)

A Laphroaig 15 year old cask sample from Douglas Laing now that just sounds like heaven to me.

Laphroaig 18 Year Old
Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Many thanks to David at Glenuntitled.com for the sample of this lovely Laphroaig 18 Year old.

Laphroaig 1999 Warehouse Cask 5175
Laphroaig 1999 Warehouse Cask 5175

Back in the early days of my whisky drinking career one of the big whiskies i got into was Laphroaig

Laphroaig 2005 Warehouse Cask 127
Laphroaig 2005 Warehouse Cask 127

Back in the early days of my whisky drinking career one of the big whiskies i got into was Laphroaig

Laphroaig 21 Year Old
Laphroaig 21 Year Old

This limited edition Laphroaig was distilled throughout 1993 and matured in various cask types to give it greater colour,more intense vanilla and subtle spice notes.

Laphroaig 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)

Laphroaig is definitely one of those drams I have a connection to, having joined the Friends of Laphroaig almost 20 years ago (my anniversary is January), so having the opportunity to sample a 30 year old single cask had me a little giddy.

Laphroaig 32 Year Old
Laphroaig 32 Year Old

Like the wave-washed granite walls of the Laphroaig distillery this extremely rare and unique expression has a rounded character.

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 (Portwood)
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 (Portwood)

I was lucky enough to manage to get a bottle of the Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 (Portwood) before it sold out (within 3 hours) on the Laphroaig Shop.

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015

The Laphroaig Cairdeas is the annual release for Feis Ile and this particular bottling celebrated the 200th anniversary of the distillery,

Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin 2012
Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin 2012

I was really lucky to get a sample of this Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin 2012 from a friend and was really excited to try it.

Laphroaig Hand Fill 1998 - 2016
Laphroaig Hand Fill 1998 - 2016

I'm quite lucky to have a number of good friends who spend a lot of time in and around whisky, and we all tend to share our wares a little so when my good friend Chris Waugh offered me a sample of this 1998 single cask Laphroaig i jumped at the chance.

Laphroaig Lore
Laphroaig Lore

The latest release from Laphroaig this dram was revealed by Laphroaig's very own John Campbell as having whiskies 7 year old 21 year old and 3 other ages in between.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig Quarter Cask

I always love being on Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire's tweet tastings and this is no exception, a cracking set of core range expressions from the brilliant Islay smoker that is Laph

Laphroaig Select
Laphroaig Select

I was really excited when the Press Release came through for this new Laphroaig Select, a new NAS Laphroaig, i've been very happy with all the other recent releases so I was excited to try this.