Laphroaig 18 y.o.

Laphroaig 18 y.o. Tasting Notes

Farbe: Bright Gold
Nose: caramel, fruit, peat, spices, sea grass
Flavours: floral, oak, vanilla
Finish: medium-long and smoky

  • Category: Scotch Single Malt
  • Whisky Region: Islay
  • Age: 18 y.o.
  • Alc.: 48%

The Laphroaig 18 year old is a single malt whiskey that is produced in limited quantities each year. It replaced the Laphroaig 15 year old in 2009 and is stronger than its predecessor. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at 48 percent ABV or 96 proof. The Laphroaig 18 year old has won several awards, including the Gold Outstanding Award at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2013. The Laphroaig distillery lies on the southeast coast of Islay, and the whiskies it produces have a distinctive smoky flavour which comes from high peat levels in the water and barley used to make them. Its main water source is the Kilbride Dam. The distillery has three wash stills and four spirit stills, and a production capacity of 2,700,000 litres. The island of Islay lies in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland. It is home to eight whisky distilleries, with the most successful and possibly the most famous being the Laphroaig distillery. This was founded in 1815 by two brothers, Alexander and Donald Johnston. It remained in their family until 1954, when a lack of heirs led to the distillery’s secretary, Bessie Williamson, inheriting it and becoming Scotland’s first female distillery manager. Since her retirement in 1972, Laphroaig has been managed by several companies, and is currently owned by the American spirit manufacturers, Beam Inc. The Prince of Wales awarded Laphroaig his Royal Warrant in 1994; the only whisky to carry this.

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