For greater authenticity we simply barrier filtered the whisky - the method used in those far off days - and bottled at a higher alcoholic strength. The result surprised and delighted us. The additional oak influence creates a soft sweetness and velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig, comes bursting through. The finish is very long and alternates between the sweetness and the peat. 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Awards Gold, 2019 SIP Awards Gold.
Laphroaig today breathes new life into the tradition. Still-maturing whisky from our standard ex-bourbon barrels is transferred to quarter casks and left to rest in our warehouse just a stone's throw the Atlantic shore. This increased oak contact creates a soft and velvety edge to compliment Laphroaig's distinctive peatiness. The finish is long and alternates between this sweetness and smoke.
- The most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies
- Distilled on the remote island of Islay off the West Coast of Scotland