Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Proudly described by the company as ‘the richest single malt Scotch’, Laphroaig is a brand that comes from the Islay region of Scotland, a region renowned for their peaty whiskies.
The Laphroaig 10 is a single malt scotch whisky, and is described as the original Laphroaig by the company. To this day, the Laphroaig distillery manufactures this whisky under closely guarded methods delivering a fine product.
The Laphroaig distillery is one of the eight active and prominent distilleries in the Islay region of Scotland.
History of Laphroaig
Laphroaig’s history dates back to 1815 when it was first established by Donald and Alexander Johnston. Alexander left the company in 1836, and Donald met a tragic end as he died by falling into a vat of partially made whisky in 1847.
Donald’s son Dugald took over the reins of the distillery when he came of age in 1857 as he ran it with Alexander Johnston, his cousin until Donald too passed away in 1877.
Coupled with a tumultuous relationship with their neighboring distillery of Lagavulin, Laphroaig was slowly grinding forward by withstanding difficult times as Alexander Johnston too passed away in 1887, leaving the distillery behind to his sisters, Mrs. William Hunter and Katherine Johnston, and nephew, J. Johnston-Hunter.
Fortunes turned favorable for Laphroaig when Ian Hunter, son of William Hunter took charge of the distillery in 1923, as he fought off and survived financial troubles and even managed to expand the Laphroaig distilleries capacity.
The Laphroaig single malt was being exported far and wide by 1929 as the world acquired a taste for the full-bodied, peaty single malt that came in a Laphroaig bottle. Ian Hunter passed the ownership of Laphroaig into the hands of Bessie Williamson, a woman who worked for him.
Under Bessie’s leadership, Laphroaig grew exponentially, passing on through a number of responsible and loyal caretakers who nurtured the brand as its popularity grew towards the end of the 20th century.
The Laphroaig 10 Year Old
The youngest, and one of the most common expressions from the company, it’s most often described as smoky by whisky lovers, and being iodine rich, it retains a distinct characteristic only shared by Islay whiskies.
The color of the Laphroaig is a full sparkling gold, and the use of Islay peat used in the fire that is used to dry their malted barley lends the heavier smoky notes to all the Laphroaig expressions.
The Laphroaig 10-year-old has an alcohol percentage of 40%.
Laphroaig 10 Alcohol Content
The alcohol content of the Laphroaig 10 year is 40%.
The Laphroaig 10 Year Old Tasting Notes
This full-bodied Islay single malt whisky carries the following tasting notes;
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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes
Heavily smoky, with strong hints of seaweed, iodine and just a hint of sweetness.
A lingering finish that is equally dry.
Sweet, with traces of saltiness and a peaty flavor.
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Laphroaig Quarter Cask Malt Scotch
Laphroaig is a distillery on Islay, a small Scottish island renowned for its whiskies – many of which are heavily peated. It is considerably old (1815), and has used a slightly different technique in the crafting of this particular whisky. The whisky is first matured in bourbon casks (Maker’s Mark), and then matured in small casks (quarter casks) which allow 30% more surface area contact than regular casks. This allows for faster, and different, aging of the spirit. It’s a pretty unique technique in whisky
Laphroaig 10yr Malt Scotch
Laphroaig 10yo is a full-bodied, smoky gem, with a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amid the seaweedy, peaty characters before a long warming finish. A classic dram.
Laphroaig Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig is a single malt Scotch whisky from the Islay region of Scotland. Islay single malts are known all over the world for their unique strongly peated whiskies with a unique ‘maritime’ character. Although there are a few distilleries on the Isle of Islay that produce unpeated single malts, the identity of the region remains tethered to their most defining trait.
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