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[7 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,015 views]
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Edition (Feis Ile 2014)

After that Spectacular Lagavulin FE 2014, who set the bar so high, it would be quite a challenge for the rest of the FE bottlings, won’t it? True. I chose to go with the Laphraoig of which I did not have very high expectations (mainly due to reading people’s reactions and SM remarks). Last year’s Cairdeas (also know as ‘the …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[2 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | 760 views]
The new Laphroaig Select – impressions

This particular expressions of Laphroaig has been discussed quite a lot on social media (see my previous post: The Laphroiag ‘Select’ NAS fiasco … As i noted there, although I did not like the idea of this NAS mishmash, I really wanted to try it myself and see how I like it, and how true were the lukewarm reviews it …

Featured, Headline, Laphroaig, Single Cask, Single Cask Nation, Tasting Notes »

[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 889 views]
Single Cask Nation Laphroaig 6 yo

Time for a short interlude from the GlenDronach single casks (will continue tomorrow GD fans, so now worries , eh?) with a very different and much younger dram from Islay, and from one of the most interesting Indie bottlers : Single Cask Nation. I’ve tried a few of their earlier cask bottlings, and this is the first out of 3 …

Bunnahabhain, Douglas Laing, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, Provenance, Tasting Notes »

[12 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 979 views]
Some fun with Douglas Laing & co.

The nice guys over at D.Laing sent over a few samples of their peaty whiskies among them a Caol Ila, Laphroaig, and Bunnahabhain. What can be nicer for a peat-head like myself than to try those lovely ones in one session. Summer or winter (as long as you keep your house cool enough) it’s always a grand time for some …

Cask Strength, Headline, Laphroaig, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,652 views]
Laphroaig 10 CS– original edition (red band)

Long ago, when I was making my first steps in the whisky world, I was very keen on MONSTER peat drams. The higher  the PPM, the better, or so I thought. As time went by, my palate did change, and I realised it’s the delicate aromas and Complexity is what I prefer, Peat or not peat. Mega peat is nice …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,803 views]
Laphroaig Feis Ile 2013 – Cairdeas Port Wood Edition

Again not been able to make it to Islay for Feis Ile (there is always next year, yes?) , and I’ve bought the last few years Cairdeas’s from the Laphroaig site and liked them (one was stolen from my home the 2010 edition – inside job) a lot, but for some reason i was not sure I wanted to buy …

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[30 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,421 views]
Tasting the new Laphroaig QA cask

Quite a funny name to this one, if you’re a software engineer when you hear QA you immediately think about Quality assurance, and not about Quercus Alba (which is what Laphroaig had in mind ok?) . When i first saw the press release about this one, I really thought it was some kind of April fool’s day thing, but after …

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[17 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 816 views]
Tasting Malts of Scotland Laphroaig 1988

It took me ages (but better later than never, right?) to get to those lovely MoS single casks from Sjoerd’s bottle share which was sent over almost 1.5 years ago (I have a big backlog , i know). I was feeling like a nice peaty malt, and this popped into mind, and It definitely didn’t let me down. A young …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Laphroaig, SMWS »

[5 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,622 views]
Tasting SMWS 29.102 : Laphraoig, Cowboys campfire dram

A few days ago I heard a bad yearning for a sherried peat smoke and ash monster and I immediately thought of this one. I wanted to try this one for some time and due to the heat and summer, my peaty whisky consumption was quite low. Nothing lovelier than a wee dram when A/C is on full throttle and …

Featured, Headline, Laphroaig, PX, Peated, Travel Retail »

[12 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,087 views]
Tasting Laphraoig PX Cask

After the success of the Triple wood , and it’s migration to the general retail sector from travel retail, Laphraoig introduces another retail exclusive this time finished in PX sherry casks rather the Oloroso casks  (as in the triple wood). PX being a much thicker and sweeter sherry, is sure to impart sweeter notes to the liquid. The triple wood …