From the legendary home of great whisky comes Laphroaig, one of the best regarded Scotch variants on the planet.
Born from Scotland’s ancient traditions of distilling illicit whisky far from the tax man’s eyes, Laphroaig recently celebrated 200 years of production on the famed island of Islay. This remote region’s singular qualities of water and other characteristics help to create a distinctive smoky and peaty flavours that Scotch purists appreciate. Laphroaig uses water from the clear, cold, and pure Kilbride Stream, prized for its non mineral, soft, and peaty qualities.
Those qualities, plus the taste added by the unique qualities of Islay island’s peat moss used for drying out malted barley, give Laphroaig an almost medicinal taste that sets it apart from most other Scotch whiskies. Like the best Scotch whisky producers, Laphroaig takes care of its peat fields, adopting a replenishment process that helps maintain the same flavour characteristics that have marked the past two centuries.
Rare among single malt whisky producers, Laphroaig malts a significant portion of its own barley, keeping as much of this process in house as possible to further enhance their already excellent quality control.
Tradition and experience drive the reputation of Laphroaig. In over two centuries of production, only six experts have served as guardians of the art of distilling this prized whisky. They supervise Laphroaig’s unique still production process; a process that takes longer, but produces a richer, deeper, and less sweet flavour unmatched by any other.
This remarkable record of continuity helps to ensure that the superior quality and taste of Laphroaig remain consistent through the decades.
If you enjoy excellent Scotch whisky, Laphroaig represents one of the great names in the history and production of that excellent class of spirits. Order Laphroaig today and taste the great tradition of Scotch whisky distilled on the fabled island of Islay.