Laphroaig 16 Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

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Thanks to /u/buddy_dosser for the sample via /r/ScotchSwap on reddit

This is a sample from a swap we did quite some time ago, unfortunately Summer hit pretty hard and I just couldn’t enjoy a Laphroaig properly in such hot weather. Fortunately it’s cooled down a bit (at least in the evening) so I finally popped this open.

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Douglas Laing Tasting with Fred Laing

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Fred Laing doing his thing.

Sorry about the delay since my last post. I was on holiday in Italy but am back and well rested. Very shortly before I left, to the point that I didn’t have time to write this up, I was invited to a very special tasting event. I recently posted about and evening that our whisky club, MMI had in conjunction with Sipil, a local importer and online retailer, who have recently begun to import Douglas Laing products to Israel, currently the only independent bottler on the market.

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Two Elements of Islay

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This week our local whisky club, Malt Mongers Israel got together for our monthly meeting. The theme this time was Elements of Islay, a series of “undisclosed” single malts from Islay put out by independent bottler Specialty Drinks. They’re modeled after elements of the periodic table with each element’s symbol hinting at the source of the whisky inside. If one goes over to their website they usually provide more information about each bottle to varying degrees.

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SMWS 29.186 Spicy Smoky Seaweed Salad- Laphroaig 1999

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I can never pass up the opportunity to try a Laphroaig bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. They’re some of the most flavourful and rich whiskies I’ve tried. This particular one is aged 16 years and spent that time in a refill bourbon barrel so it’s really going to be showing off the spirit.

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SMWS 29.180 – An Apothecary Shop on the Shore (16 year old Laphroaig)

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I’ve just posted some older notes of SMWS Laphroaig bottlings and now I’m going to finish them off with a new post of sample I got hold of last week. As you may have noticed I try my hardest not to let gems like these slip through my fingers.

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