Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70 cl
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One of whom was Ian Hunter, who laid down the process for Laphroaig 10 more than 75 years ago: and these methods are still followed today. This is a truly classic single malt Scotch whisky, made from malted barley which is first cold-smoked and then dried over a peat fire.
We do not disclose your credit card information to third-party vendors or resell your personal information to third parties. The use of the local peat, with its high moss content, contributes enormously to the flavour profile for which Laphroaig is so famous. Palate Seaweed-led, with a hint of vanilla ice cream and more than a whiff of notes from the first aid box (TCP, plasters etc). Established in 1815, the distillery holds a long-standing reputation for producing distinctive and robust single malt Scotch whisky. Our eco-friendly approach doesn't compromise on protection, ensuring your items are safe during transit.Laphroaig 10 gets its distinctive taste from the natural features of Islay, the remote and rugged island off the West Coast of Scotland where the whisky is made. Ages in seasoned oak barrels that were charred prior to distillation, this dram features lovely oaky notes as well as nut and vanilla and coastal hints. Laphroaig Distillery, nestled on the rugged shores of Islay, an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, is celebrated as a haven for peat lovers and a custodian of the island's iconic smoky character. Critic tasting note: "This expression offers an uncompromising note of brine-laden peat and iodine, with charcoal and sweeter fruit notes also present. There's always so many bad reviews from fools who think you can pick up a bottle of single malt and it will be to your taste.
The use of heavily peated malt, along with traditional floor malting techniques, infuses the spirit with the unmistakable aroma of smoldering peat fires. I've only been through about 4 dozen single malts over 20 years but this is my favourite overall (so far). On the nose there are clouds of smoke with an iodine infused sea spray topped with a sprig of seaweed. The distillery's fanatical following of "Friends of Laphroaig" and its annual Cairdeas releases showcase the strong bond between the distillery and its dedicated enthusiasts.
Laphroaig® adheres to the SWA Code of Practice for the Responsible Marketing and Promotion of Scotch Whisky © 2023 Laphroaig. I believe this to be aged in Bourbon (although Laphroaig do make sherried 10 year old releases) - it has lovely warm, sweet, vanilla and caramel undertones.
They take several casks of normal ex Bourbon matured Laphroaig, that has been maturing for between 5 and 11 years, and vat them together before pouring them into Quarter casks (125 litres). Laphroaig 10 year old is the original Laphroaig, distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it more than 75 years ago. Laphroaig is a Scotch Whisky distillery on the western Scottish island of Islay and one of the best-known of all the single malts. Others can be deceiving - I have a bottle of Ledaig, the Tobermory peated expression, which smells like creme brulee and mashed potato on the nose - not a hint of peat until it hits the tongue. It's time in the cask has made it a nice smooth dram; not quite as smooth as the likes of Ardbeg 10, but still good.The oiliest, smokiest and briniest of the Islay malts, Laphroaig is definitely a love it or hate it dram. This whisky has become slightly sweeter in recent years, and it appears beautifully on the nose, amidst the classic iodine/sticking plasters and cool wood smoke we love. The palate shows peat smoke from the first sip plus an undercurrent of honey, finishing with black pepper heat. This unique expression begins with the same time-honoured process that goes into our regular 10 Year Old Laphroaig®. It's big, bold, smoky, with a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness, which makes Laphroaig an acquired taste for some, an essential taste for many – and for those who embrace it, a friend for life.
You should also note that the picture images show only our serving suggestions of how to prepare your food - all table accessories and additional items and/or ingredients pictured with the product you are purchasing are not included. This single malt matures in charred ex-Bourbon barrels for a full decade before being bottled at its natural cask strength, preserving its powerful and distinctive flavors.This full-bodied variant is the foundation of all Laphroaig expressions and comes with a long finish. Palate: The Original Cask Strength is sweet and spicy with notes of vanilla, toffee and sea salt along with hints of cinnamon and pepper. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky works perfect as a surprising twist in a classic French martini. Laphroaig 10 embodies the quintessential Islay peated single malt, faithfully distilled in accordance with traditions passed down by dedicated master distillers spanning two centuries. A brand new addition to Laphroaig's core range, this 10 year old whisky has been finished in Oloroso sherry casks adding a layer of dark chocolate, leather and caramel onto the distillery's signature .