Posts Tagged “Laphroaig”

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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On that Laphroaig-y Note – Tasting the Laphroaig 25

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On that Laphroaig-y Note – Tasting the Laphroaig 25

After comparing the Old and the new Laphroaig 15 year olds (see here) it’s time to go back to the Whisky Show (yes, I’ll be there this year too, and would love to see any of you who might be there!) where I tasted the Laphroaig 25, a curious easy drinker in a rather low…

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Laphroaig 15 – Comparing the Old and the New

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Laphroaig 15 – Comparing the Old and the New

Oh, how the wheel turns. In 2009 Laphroaig discontinued the popular 15 year old, and replaced it with the (quite fabulous) 18 year old, leaving the distillery with an irregular aged lineup comprising of the 10, 18 and 25, which if we think of it, is a lineup with rather large gaps in it (7-8 year gap)….

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