On Wednesday 24th September (tonight) at 8pm local time ( 7pm UK,) the eighth annual Laphroaig Live will broadcast live from Sweden.
This year’s show will be streamed live from a tiny island called Fjäderholmarna which is part of the archipelago just outside Stockholm.
Previous shows have brought you the flavours of Spain, Germany, America and even Australia but this year will be uniquely Scandinavian in flavour – mainly due to the show’s location, a famous smokery restaurant called Rökeriet.
During the show a panel of whisky experts will be tasting 4 phenomenal Laphroaigs:
A unique 12 year old triple casked Nordic special, this year’s much acclaimed Cairdeas finished in Amontillado casks, the latest Global expression called Select and a fourth that will be decided by a Friends of Laphroaig online vote.
These will be paired with a smörgåsbord of Elk, Reindeer and Baltic salmon – all smoked over Laphroaig infused wood. The smoky flavour is sure to blend beautifully.
An expert panel of guests will explore the strong connections between smoke and depth of flavour in what is sure to be a smoke fest!
As always, we’ll be joined by Distillery Manager, John Campbell. This year he’ll be accompanied by a panel consisting of these famous Swedish personalities; Nour el Refai a comedian, TV personality, host and a well-known Swedish radio presenter, Peter Borg chairman of the Swedish Whisky Association and Håkan Dahlberg a prolific Swedish whisky blogger of I Love Whisky.
And last year’s Swedish Bartender of the Year Madeleine Solo Rapp will be making a guest appearance and creating something special using Laphroaig.
Join Us live!
You can watch the show live below or at Laphroaiglive.TV on Sept 24th at 8.00 local time and If you would like to submit a question for the panel you can send it in now at the following link Laphroaiglive.TV ( There will be a selection of Laphroaig nosing glasses for the best questions)
Laphroaig’s distillery master since 2006 and the only islander to have held this position, will be joined by 3 famous Swedish personalities on this 199th year of Laphroaig. He may even drop a hint about some exciting developments which are being planned for next year.
Nour el Refai
At the young age of 26 she is already a famous comedian, TV personality, host and a well-known radio presenter. Nour also has a wide and genuine interest in all things whisky. Not being one to stand back, we look forward to her forthright and no doubt witty views.
Peter is vice chairman of the Swedish Whisky Association and Chairman of the local Whisky club HABOST with over 3,000 whisky enthusiasts. His worldwide travels have given him an unrivalled knowledge in the field of whisky.
Founder of Sweden’s largest whisky blog ‘I love whisky’ established in 2010. His blog is simply the go-to place for Swedes to discuss all things whisky. Håkan is now a major influence on the Swedish whisky landscape.