Laphroaig 18 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 48%
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  • smoky
  • floral
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • earthy
  • phenols
  • peaty
  • oily
  • spicy notes

Laphroaig

18 Year Old (0.75l, 48%)
Price $539.99

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Character Goatson
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. 
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 48%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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
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  • smoky
  • floral
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • earthy
  • phenols
  • peaty
  • oily
  • spicy notes
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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