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A Kilbride Distillery 28 yo 1989 / 2017 HNWS Taiwan 51.1% vs Laphroaig 25 yo 1986 / 2011 AD Rattray #2123 60.6%

A Kilbride Distillery 28 yo 1989 / 2017 HNWS Taiwan 51.1% It doesn’t actually say Laphroaig but the word Kilbride is a dead giveaway – that and the whisky itself. … Continue reading

April 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Been off travelling, some good drinks too. 50s and 60s Bowmore, 60s Laphroaig, 60s Ardbeg, 60s Highland Park, 1972 Brora

Visiting some friends, and drinking some great old bottles. A pictorial record:     Bowmore 1957 / 1990 Moon Import 40% Such elegance and nervous poise. I think of another … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig Cairdeas Fino 2018 vs Laphroaig 200th Anniversary Cairdeas 2015

Laphroaig’s Cairdeas bottles are an annual release made only to the Friends of Laphroaig – easy enough to sign up, and though they do come in significant batch sizes, they … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 31 yo 1974 for LMdW 49.7%

As the Earth makes a full round and now continues in its orbit around the Sun, glad tidings to all mankind this new 2018! Just going to have a single … Continue reading

January 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 34 yo 1975/2010 Gentle Noses #1035 Jack Weibers vs Laphroaig 20 yo 1965 Intertrade ~ 1985

I know people who can’t handle any peaty whisky but when I give them a 70s Laphroaig, they discover they do like it very much after all. Is it just … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 21 (200th Anniversary 2015) vs Laphroaig 17 yo 1987 for Monnier Trading

Laphroaig 21 yo, 200th Anniversary 2015 48.4%  Nose: After a fruity 15 yo and a rather sweet 18 yo, what cloth is the 21 cut from? A cleaner less loud … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 10yo Mario Rossi import vs Laphroaig 10yo Filippi Fausto import

2 old Laproaig 10 year old Italian imports, what’s with all these names? They were the importer companies in their respective periods, which may in fact overlap! Laphroaig 10yo Mario … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig Highgrove 12 yo 1999/2013 #5162 vs Laphroaig 10 yo Cask Strength Green Stripe

Unless you don’t routinely tune in to whisky news, updates, fan clubs, cults etc, you can’t have missed Beam’s very clever marketing drive recently where they got people who have … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 15 yo 1997 Director’s Cut vs Laphroaig 25 yo 1986 Old & Rare Douglas laing vs Laphroaig 25 yo 1990/2015 ‘The Oceans’ for Whisk-e Japan #5940

Laphroaig head to head, plus a special one on the fly: Some older Laphroaigs available today, which is always fun as heavy peaters at good age trade monstrous peat for elegance … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 26yo 1968 Hart Brothers 43%

It’ll be a single bottle night. But what a bottle. A number of distilleries have non-regular distillation regimes. Laphroaig, with it’s 7 stills, also does something different, but here it … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 32yo 2015 vs Lagavulin 37yo 1976/2013

It’s great that Laphroaig has enough old stock to be able to issue specials like this <fairly> recent 32 year old. We will just have to accept the pricing that … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lagavulin Feis Ile 2013 51% vs Laphroaig 15yo 1998/2013 Signatory for The Whisky Exchange 60.8%

It is International Whisky Day 27th March, the one and only  genuine whisky day because it was not birthed from the grey goo of commercial intent mixed with a less … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 18yo ~2015 vs Cairdeas Origin 51.2%

Two maybe, just maybe, slightly less intense Laphroaigs. We know the rule of thumb that the more time a peated whisky spends in the cask the less peated it will … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Legendary Laphroaig: 1970 Samaroli vs 1967 Samaroli

This particular pairing is a long time coming. Even now I don’t feel really prepared for it. It’s an understatement to say these are sought after bottles, so good luck … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Laphroaig 25 yo, 2014 Cask Strength

Some pictures this time: Laphroaig 25 yo, 2014 Cask Strength 45.1% (Official photo)   Nose: Time has tamed the beast. Trademark seaweed and iodine are still there but much softer, likewise … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 10 yo Cask Strength, Batch 1, Feb 2009

Old bottle I have, pulled down from behind the Bowmores. I know this one, and I know what to expect!     Alright, remember the strange still set up –  7 … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 15

Laphroaig 15yo OB Laphroaig, Laphroaig… How many time have you heard the phrase ‘love it or loathe it’ applied to this whisky? There is no middle ground with Laphroaig, though the … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment
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