The No 1 Islay malt in the UK and globally - The only Islay malt you will need to stock. Unmistakable peat-smoke flavours - An unforgettable, challenging yet rewarding experience. A truly iconic brand - Instantly recognised around the world and with a global community of over 540,000 Friends of Laphroaig. The only single malt Scotch whisky to be awarded the Royal Warrant by HRH Prince of Wales - The Royal Crest on the distillery and on every bottle of Laphroaig is the ultimate seal of approval of the highest quality product. What Makes Laphroaig Special? The definitive Islay single malt: Peaty, smoky, challenging, rewarding. One of the most richly peated whiskies (up to 50 ppm). The high level of peat gives it its characteristic taste. Only one of a few distilleries that still uses traditional malting floors. It dries the malted barley over a peat fire made from hand cut peat from its own peat beds in Islay. This adds to the distinctive, pungent, peaty, iodine aroma. Matured exclusively in first fill bourbon casks. Warehouse location close to the sea, imparts a slightly sea salty character. Appearance. Sparkling gold. Nose. Huge smoke, seaweed, a hint of sweetness. Palate. Islay peat-smoke, full and earthy, tangy salt-laden air, an echo of sweetness at the end, unforgettable. Finish. Very long. The island of Islay is situated on the rugged west coast of Scotland, a beautiful yet uncompromising. place at the mercy of the sea, wind and rain. In the corner of the island is a distillery in a special place, a \u201Cbeautiful hollow by the broad bay\u201D or, in gaelic \u201CLaphroaig\u201D. The Laphroaig distillery was founded here in 1815. 1815. Laphroaig distillery founded by Donald and Alexander Johnston on the site of a farm, beside the Atlantic, with a steady source of water from nearby Kilbride Hills. Laphroaig means \u2018beautiful hollow by the broad bay\u2019. 1920s. First major expansion by family member Ian Hunter. Laphroaig bottled as a single malt for the first time. Laphroaig was sold legally during prohibition in the USA on medicinal grounds. 1954. Bessie Williamson became Manager and Owner at the request of Ian Hunter. She started as a short-term secretary and ended up staying for 40 years. Entrusted with the secrets of Laphroaig, she was one of the first women owner. 1972. Bessie retired after making a number of improvements, including expanding the still house. BY APPOINTMENT TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES, DISTILLER AND SUPPLIER OF SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKEY, D. JOHNSTON&CO., (LAPHROAIG) DUMBARTON. The most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies. ESTABLISHED 1815. Laphroaig pronounced""La-froyg"", is an all-malt Scotch whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig is a Gaelic word, and means""the beautiful hollow by the broad bay"". In the making of Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on the island of Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich
Preparation & Storage
- Laphroaig is best savoured neat, or with a little cool water.