Laphroaig Lore
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 48%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • phenols
  • white pepper
  • peaty
  • oak
  • chili pepper
  • sweet
  • woody
  • vanilla
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Laphroaig

Lore (0.75l, 48%)
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The most peated Laphroaig. But not in a "prove a point" kind of way.

Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen on Islay. For a long while there’s been frenzy for Laphroaig’s Scotch. Rumor has it that Prince Charles of Wales himself is a big fan of the brand. But no matter what, 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.

The folks at Laphroaig call Lore "The Richest of the Rich." And it's easy to see why. This is a classic Islay-styled Single Malt Whisky to be sure, but they go a little beyond the normal. The name Lore comes from the very old-school production methods.

The peat is hand cut. The malt is hand turned and cold-smoked. All if this harkens back to how they did it decades ago. The results are impressive. If you like your Whisky smoky, you will find Laphroaig Lore to be their most heavily peated dram. It won Double Gold medal at San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017

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 Whisky per annum… payable at the distillery pub.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 48%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color 
Antique Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
S’mores cooked over a seaside campfire

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Great texture and body with smoke, sea-salt caramels, and chili pepper Finish Dry and smoky-sweet

Finish
Sweet aftertast with a bit of dryness
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  • smoky
  • phenols
  • white pepper
  • peaty
  • oak
  • chili pepper
  • sweet
  • woody
  • vanilla
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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).
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Laphroaig was the only 'legal' Whisky to be sold in the US during Prohibition. Officials were persuaded that Laphroaig Whisky could be used for medical purposes, since it had a strong iodine character.
First-class Whiskies are 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, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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).
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Laphroaig was the only 'legal' Whisky to be sold in the US during Prohibition. Officials were persuaded that Laphroaig Whisky could be used for medical purposes, since it had a strong iodine character.
First-class Whiskies are 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, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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