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[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 677 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 | 830 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 | 1,419 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 | No Comment | 1,508 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 …

Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, Tasting Notes »

[30 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,202 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 …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, Malts Of Scotland, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[17 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 727 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 | 1,463 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 | 1,875 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 …

Cask Strength, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Laphroaig, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[15 Dec 2011 | 5 Comments | 2,076 views]
Tasting Kintra Whisky Laphroaig 13 yo single cask

We continue tasting the newest bottling from Kintra, and after that Coal Ila, another Islay from Laphroaig. This time aged in a sherry butt. Sherry and peat can go well together, or can be very bad together, depending on the cask and balance. Happily this one is a great example of how a sherry but and a peaty spirit can …

Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[11 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,209 views]
Tasting Laphroaig Cairdeas 2011 Ileach Edition

This year’s Feis Ile edition is carries no age statement, and should be fairly young. I’ve tasted the 2009,2010 (see Shai’s excellent guest post about FI 2010) editions and quite liked them, and got a bottle. this year I chose not to as shipping became to much of a hassle. Gladly Johan of WhiskyBlogg.se was kind enough to send …