Laphroaig 1998 Bottle Your Own


One of the perks of doing the Distiller’s Wares or Water to Whisky tours at Laphroaig distillery is that at the end of the tour you get to bottle a 200ml bottle of whisky from one of three casks. I chose this gorgeous stuff distilled in 1998 and matured in a refill sherry hogshead.

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My Islay Trip Part 3 – Laphroaig


The main reason I decided to stay in Port Ellen was its close proximity to the three South Islay distilleries, namely Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. I didn’t want to hire a car for the trip and figured that this would put at least 3 of the distilleries within walking distance.

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


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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SMWS 29.161 – A Bodega is Burning (14 year old Laphroaig)


Originally reviewed on reddit: 14/01/16

I said I’d be doing this a while back but got sidetracked. I have reviewed a few SMWS Laphroaig in the past and want to put those reviews on here. The SMWS Laphroaig bottlings are simply fantastic and this one was particularly good.

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Malt Mongers Israel Laphroaig Night


I’ve been building up to this by posting all of my previous Laphroaig tasting notes (minus a few SMWS bottlings which I’ll post over the weekend). This past Wednesday night our whisky club, Malt Mongers Israel (MMI) met up again at the Milk & Honey Distillery. This time we got to sample some fine offerings from Laphroaig, minus some of the members who were lucky enough to be travelling to Islay for the Feis Ile. Aside from the fine whiskies on offer we also got to have an online Q&A session with John Campbell, Laphroaig’s distillery manager which some of the club members kindly organised. I’m sorry that I can’t share any of the questions and answers, but it happened while we were on the 16 and I was just too busy huffing its fumes to take down what JC was saying.

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