Posts Tagged “Laphroaig”

12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2017

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2017

Here we are at the beginning of the holiday shopping season again, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday so gift buying is about to kick into high gear! Should we perhaps institute Whisky Wednesday for crazy sales on amber joy? I’ll start with this post! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make…

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 009 (58.1%)

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 009 (58.1%)

Yesterday was a very special day, as I made my way to Mishmar HaEmeq, a kibbutz in northern Israel, where my friend Yori Costa held a tasting he was putting together for the past three years. Through diligent work, he was able to bring together either samples (60-200 ml each) or bottles of all 11…

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Laphroaig 18 – Elements of Islay – Lp7

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Laphroaig 18 – Elements of Islay – Lp7

You’ll typically see refill barrels at the 18 year range, since wood influence tends to become an issue with longer maturation. So having a chance to enjoy this expression, comprised of four first fill bourbon barrels distilled in 1998, was enjoyable. The wood is definitely present, and it adds a lot of its American oak…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2016

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2016

Here we are at the beginning of the holiday shopping season and gift buying is about to kick into high gear! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make a great holiday gift. Obviously, they are all bottles I’ve tasted, and many of them adorn my own whisky cabinet. A small note on exchange…

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 “All Islay” (54.6%)

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 “All Islay” (54.6%)

It’s that time of year again when the nights are getting longer and we drop back into standard time (or ‘winter clock’ as they call it in Israel) and at long last, temperatures begin to enter a comfortable zone. Sadly it’s nowhere near “fireplace range” here, but we can always imagine it. That of course means…

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Laphroaig 30 Year Old – First Bottling (43%)

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Laphroaig 30 Year Old – First Bottling (43%)

As part of our run up to Fèis Ìle here, our Malt Mongers Israel Whisky Club had a conference call with John Campbell during a Laphroaig themed meeting held last Wednesday. Responding to my question about age stated whisky, John revealed that later this year Laphroaig will be releasing a new release of a 30 year…

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Laphroaig 21 Review – Small Bottle Packing a Big Punch

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Laphroaig 21 Review – Small Bottle Packing a Big Punch

With this one, the title of the post actually says it all, small bottle – big punch! Another bottle presented in a 350 milliliters, presumably to keep the price at £100, which would have been the high end of 21 year old full size bottles just a few years back.  This expression is a stunner, and if…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

Here we are just twelve days before Christmas (and it’s the first day of Hanukkah), and gift buying is at its height! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make a great holiday gift. Obviously, they are all bottles I’ve tasted, and many of them adorn my own whisky cabinet. The rules? Easy: It has…

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Laphroaig 32 Year Old – Laphroaig’s 30 Something

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Laphroaig 32 Year Old – Laphroaig’s 30 Something

In celebration of Laphroaig’s 200th anniversary, the distillery has released five expressions (and announced the discontinuation of the beloved 18 year old, with no replacement into the core range announced). I compared the old and the new 15 year olds here, the Càirdeas will be reviewed on Laphroaig day 2016 and I have not yet gotten to taste the…

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Best Càirdeas of the Lot

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Best Càirdeas of the Lot

In Gaelic, càirdeas means friendship, and while it comes out around the Islay Festival, it’s not technically part of it, rather it’s a Friends of Laphroaig release, and is thus produced in large numbers and is available off of the island as well. The Origin is Laphroaig’s 2012 edition, and I think it’s the best of…

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