Laphroaig Select
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • phenols
  • coal
  • tannic
  • caramel
  • peaty
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • dried fruit

Laphroaig

Select (0.75l, 40%)
Price $50.99

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Character Goatson
A terrific introduction to a superbly peated range. 


The 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. The 15-year-old is reportedly the prince's favourite Scotch. For a long while there’s been frenzy for Laphroaig’s Scotch, especially for the less available expressions.


Laphroaig Select is the latest permanent addition to the Laphroaig range. Select is aged in a combination of American white oak, Oloroso Sherry butts, hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first-fill Bourbon casks. Whoa, quite a lot going on!

It’s a little smoother than the Laphroaig 10 we are probably all used to and is a really interesting expression from one of the best distilleries in Scotland. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Natural caramel
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Medicinal, peat, maritime
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, apple, strong peat, dried fruit
 
Finish
Spicy and medicinal
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  • smoky
  • phenols
  • coal
  • tannic
  • caramel
  • peaty
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • dried fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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).
One who buys any Laphroaig official bottles has the chance to own a one square foot of land, on the Laphroaig estates.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Maker's Mark is Laphroaig's main source for barrels.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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).
One who buys any Laphroaig official bottles has the chance to own a one square foot of land, on the Laphroaig estates.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Maker's Mark is Laphroaig's main source for barrels.
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