Category Archives: Laphroaig

A rediscovered love for Islay’s whiskies

My pervious post was about several things, including (and mostly) how I have started loving Islay whiskies again. At some point I got done with the continued barrage of peated drams, but that’s no longer the case. This is part … Continue reading

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Laphroaig Lore, 48%

Yet another NAS release from Laphroaig. I’ve said this in an article I wrote for our club’s magazine a few months ago, but Laphroaig has changed. And I am not talking about the distillate which was better in the sixties, … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 1996-2016, 20yo, PX Sherry Butt, 50.6% – Masterpieces

Every year for The Whisky Exchange’s The Whisky Show, the guys at Speciality Drinks *1 bottle a cask for their Masterpieces range. This range consists of whiskies that the bottlers deem especially worthy of being called Masterpieces. In the past … Continue reading

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The annual ‘Islay’ Tasting at De Whiskykoning – part 2

Yesterday I wrote about the first three drams we had at De Whiskykoning in November. Today I write about the rest of the evening. I might have to admit that were a tad rowdy during the tasting and Rob, the … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition Day 8: Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015, 200th Anniversary, 51.5%

So, a bit of a cool down after that Ailsa Bay. Anything cask strength would still be a cool down, more or less. I heard someone talk about this whisky on WhiskyCast a couple of months ago, and saying that … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 1998, 14yo, 53.9% – The Whisky Fair

Well, that was a lot quicker than I expected yesterday night! I tried this Laphroaig some three weeks ago before I went on holiday. I just didn’t get around to scheduling it to pop up during our┬átrip and I am … Continue reading

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Another iteration of an Usquebaugh Regional Tasting

Every once in a while we do a regional tasting for Usquebaugh Society members. Today was another one themed ‘patience’. That boiled down to mostly bottles from a couple of years ago. In some cases that ‘couple’ is an understatement. … Continue reading

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