Laphroaig 10-year Single Malt Scotch

LaphroaigLaphroaig — the most richly-flavored Scotch whisky in the World.

Laphroaig Single Malt peated Whisky from Islay is one of Scotland’s most characterful drams. Laphroaig are known for their medicinal malts, and the classic 10 year-old is no exception.

In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. And, the smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavor. So, the original Laphroaig is distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it over 75 years ago.

Those enjoying the 10 year-old will first notice the bold, smoky taste, followed by a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness. This full-bodied variant comes with a long finish.

This opens on big, smoky muscular peat notes. There are spices, and licorice, as well as a big dose of salt.

Seaweed-led, with a hint of vanilla ice cream and more than a whiff of notes from the First Aid box. The oak is big, and muscles its way into the fore as you hold this whisky over your tongue. An upsurge of spices develop – cardamom, black pepper, chilli.

Big and drying, as the savory, tarry notes build up with an iodine complexity.

This is the only malt from Laphroaig’s range that John Campbell recommends with water.

You cannot go wrong with Laphroiag 10 year-old, it is one of the best scotches you can purchase at a decent price. It is as vibrant, peaty, salty and dynamic as a Scottish seaside with a gale coming in.

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