Laphroaig 15 Year Old (200th Anniversary Edition)
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • citrus
  • sherry
  • pepper
  • vanilla
  • banana
  • honey
  • mango

Laphroaig

15 Year Old (200th Anniversary Edition) (0.7l, 43%)
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History re-peat-s itself.

Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. Laphroaig is famous for producing some of the smokiest Whiskies in the world with a distinct flavor, in huge part influenced by the vicinity of the coast and the high moss content of its peat. We’re talking about Whisky royalty right here, so it’s no wonder this is also the favorite of Prince Charles, who gave Laphroaig permission to use his royal warrant on all the bottles.

Speaking of the heir to the British throne - you want to know which Laphroaig particularly was his favorite? It is the 15-year-old, yes Sir. Once upon a time the flagship expression of the vaunted establishment, it has been discontinued in 2009, but to the delight of Whisky fans around the world makes a reappearance as Laphroaig 15YO 200th Anniversary for a limited time only, as part of the bicentennial celebrations of the distillery.

For those of you, who expect a wild rapacious Laphroaig in the bottle, be prepared for a lighter, more elegant expression. The same mellow, peaty flavor that made a hit 30 years ago and gained all those praise and awards throughout the past decades is back. It is made in the same way as the original, where selective casks with particular qualities are hand-pick to provide the special flavor.

The original 15YO is extremely rare, a true Whisky treasure and of course priced accordingly. So here’s your chance to grab a bargain, one of the most sought-after bottles of the year and a piece of history to boot.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Banana, citrus and mango.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Tobacco, cream with spicy pepper notes.

Finish
Vanilla, honey with smoky notes definitely present there.
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  • peaty
  • smoky
  • citrus
  • sherry
  • pepper
  • vanilla
  • banana
  • honey
  • mango
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Laphroaig was the only 'legal' Whisky to be sold in the US during Prohibition. Officials were persuaded that Laphroaig Whisky could be used for medical purposes, since it had a strong iodine character.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Laphroaig was the only 'legal' Whisky to be sold in the US during Prohibition. Officials were persuaded that Laphroaig Whisky could be used for medical purposes, since it had a strong iodine character.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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