Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Laphroaig 18 Year Old

(0.75l, 48%)


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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. 
 
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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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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
Roger
Roger,
love it! less smoky than most 18's
 
guest
guest,
Nice proliferation of smokiness. Were one to be described the visuals of the shores of Islay, this accompaniment would pair auspiciously perfect in regards to matching the feel and visuals of the description. One bottle-printed descriptor noted the batch as being comparable to, “kissing a mermaid that had eaten barbecue,” as I loosely remember. I had my reservations on that judgment at first, but they were pretty spot-on.
 
Piotr
Piotr,
Nice complex nose. Fantastic taste, dry - sweet. Oaky finish, some fruit. The best Laphroaig I had. Too expensive, I can easily find two better whiskies for the price, but if there is a chance to try it - it is obligatory.
 
Josh
Josh,
Yep. This is it.
 
guest
guest,
Oily,fresh,smoky,full of flavor
 
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.
 
guest
guest,
Outstanding
 
guest
guest,
Best whisky ever!
 
guest
guest,
Awesome Islay expression
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorite Scotches.
 
Rick
Rick,
A good peat, not as smooth as expected...
 
Bart
Bart,
Love the smoke
 
guest
guest,
It's fantastic.
 
MARK
MARK,
Smooth and peaty
 
Donald
Donald,
The good stuff....
 
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