Laphroaig Distillery has been producing whisky for over 200 years. Laphroaig is by far the best selling Islay malt with 3.7 million bottles sold globally each year.
Laphroaig still produces its own malt, however it covers only 15% of the distillery requirement. Own malt has phenols’ specification up to 60ppm, while the remaining part supplied by Port Ellen 35 to 45ppm. The 2017 Hunter Laing & Co. bottling, part of Old Malt Cask range, comprises whisky distilled in April 2000 and aged in refill butt no. HL 13276. Bottled at 50% abv and without chill-filtration in February 2017 with an outrun of 359 bottles.
Nose: smoky and peaty, vanilla, caramel, pineapples, grapes, lemon peel, white pepper, iodine, tobacco hints of seaweed and oak.
Palate: sweet and smoky, vanilla custard, toffee, buttered toast, raisins, dried figs, touch of iodine, lemon pepper, cigar ash and oak.
Finish: long and lingering, with notes of peat smoke, dried fruit, dash of pepper, oak and a whiff of sea breeze.