Laphroaig Brodir

Laphroaig Brodir

(0.7l, 48%)


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A classic, smoky Islay Single malt served with strawberry jam… and it works. 

The Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen, on the Isle of Islay. Although Laphroaig isn't allowed to put the prefix ‘Royal’ in its name (yet), rumour has it even his royal Prince-ness Charles of Wales is a fan. The 15-year-old is reportedly the Prince's favourite Scotch. For a while now there’s been a frenzy for Laphroaig’s Scotch, especially for the less available expressions. 
Laphroaig is the Islay single malt by which all others are judged. They are the standard bearers for the hearty, smoky style that Islay is famous for. Their core line up has no fewer than a dozen single malt drams, plus a host of special releases and travel retail specialty editions. 
“Brodir” translates from the Old Norse language as “Brother” and we think that is a pretty good name for a “finished” Whisky. And the name hints at the dual nature of this single malt's aging process. 
Laphroaig Brodir is first aged for ten years in ex-Bourbon casks. Now, a lot of Whiskies claim “Port Wood Finish,” but there are two types of Port. “Tawny Port” is a warm blonde color and is made from white wine—this is the most commonly used type to finish Whisky and imparts a raisiny, caramel-like character. Laphroaig Brodir is finished in Ruby Port casks, so it gets a hint of ripe berries. The combination of the peaty Larphoaig smoke, with the tart strawberry influence of the Ruby Port cask is spot on. 

  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
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  • Distillery

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The peat smoke is definitely there, but with a hint of sea salt and strawberry jam 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dried raspberries and heavy smoke with a drying, spicy tannin 
Long, sweet and tangy peat 

Flavour Spiral
smoky, port, strawberry, jam, peaty, sweet, berries, raspberry, spicy

Smartass Corner: 
Want to own a piece of an historic Islay distillery? 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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Ratings & Reviews
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It starts with this stunning apricot color. Port and smoke in the nose and a nice mellow mouthfilling smokey-sweet flavor on your palate. A bit strong and rough in the finish - like a smoking sailor from Portugal. ;)
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