Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Laphroaig

18 Year Old

(0.75l, 48%)


9.1/10
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Laphroaig 18 Year Old springs from the rocky Islay soil nearly whole as an expression of the land itself, misted in floral peat smoke, vanilla, and magic. 

Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. Although Laphroaig isn't allowed to put the prefix ‘Royal’ in its name (yet), rumour has it his royal princeness Charles of Wales is a fan of the ‘L’ Whisky. 
 
If you like your Whiskey peaty and smoky, then you have already been drinking Laphroaig. Their classic 10-year is the standard by which the entire genre’ of Islay peated whiskeys is measured. But this is the 18-year, and it takes their signature flavor profile to a whole new level. 
 
Islay is a special place. One can easily imagine the ancient Druids standing on the mainland catching glimpses of “Avalon” through the mist and chanting long-forgotten Gaelic spells. Perhaps it was Islay they gazed at across firth. Every spot on this island is close to the sea and the dense, salted spray of the North Atlantic. Laphroaig 18 spends eighteen years sequestered on this near, yet distant shore. That time mellows the power of their whiskey, calms the restless spirit within, sweetens it so that the peat gains an earthy—almost floral—quality. 
 
SmartAss Corner
Want to own a piece of this historic isle?  Register to be a “Friend of Laphroaig” and you can obtain a lifetime lease of 1 square foot of the distillery grounds for the “rent” of 1 purchased dram of Whiskey per annum … payable at the distillery pub. 
 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    48%
  • Distillery
    Laphroaig
  • Bottler
    Laphroaig
  • Age
    18 Year Old

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smoky
floral
vanilla
phenols
peaty
caramel
earthy
sweet
lemon zest
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First-class Whisky is 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

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Burnished brass  
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Pipe smoke and toffee, and a a fruit in the distance   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The smoke is there, but floral vanilla as well with a full body  
 
Finish 
Long, oily, and smooth with pipe tobacco and spice
Ratings & Reviews
Stephen
Stephen,
This is absolutely the best of the Laphroaig whiskey's that I have tasted. I like all of them that I have tried, but the 18 years is the cream of the crop.
anonymous
anonymous,
Outstanding
anonymous
anonymous,
Best whisky ever!
anonymous
anonymous,
Awesome Islay expression
anonymous
anonymous,
One of my favorite Scotches.
Rick
Rick,
A good peat, not as smooth as expected...
anonymous
anonymous,
Love the smoke
anonymous
anonymous,
It's fantastic.
MARK
MARK,
Smooth and peaty
Donald
Donald,
The good stuff....
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