Laphroaig The 1815 Legacy Edition Single Malt Whisky

Sometimes referred to as the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies, Laphroaig is one of the most iconic island distilleries. With its smoky and iodine flavours, Laphroaig embodies the Islay identity.
Although the exact etymology isn’t known, Laphroaig is said to mean “broad hollow by the bay” in Gaelic. This references its location, a small basin on Islay’s southern coast. However, it officially operated under the business name of D. Johnston & Co throughout most of its history after Donald and Alexander Johnston, who in 1815 founded their distillery on the island’s south coast.

Laphroaig The 1815 Legacy Edition was created by Distillery Manager John Campbell in honour of the Laphroaig’s team that have been producing their whisky over the years. It has been aged in first-fill bourbon casks and new European oak hogsheads.

    Nose:    Peat smoke, iodine, tary, medicinal notes, burnt apricots, juicy raisins.

    Taste:    Peat smoke, caramel, dark fruit, dried figs, ashy, spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger).

    Finish:    Long, smoky, oaky, spicy, nutty.