smoky
port
strawberry
jam
raspberry
spicy
peaty
sweet
berries
Spiral Laphroaig Brodir

Laphroaig

Brodir

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mahogany    
 
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 
 
Finish 
Long, sweet and tangy peat 
Flavour Spiral
smoky, port, strawberry, jam, peaty, sweet, berries, raspberry, spicy

 
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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. 

 
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    48%
  • Distillery
    Laphroaig
  • Bottler
    Laphroaig

Laphroaig

Brodir

(0.7l, 48%)


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