Category Archives: Laphroaig

Laphroaig 20yo, 1998-2018, 54.3% – Cadenhead

Since yesterday was Laphroaig’s day on Feis Ile (if I’m not mistaken), I decided to do a very private version of that, by finally drinking this sample of a 20 year old bottling from Cadenhead. It’s a mix of two … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 20, 1995-2015, 58.4% – SMWS (Essence of Islay)

Yet another completely random sample that I most likely got from a Bottle Share. As you can see by the year of bottling in the title, this has been collecting dust for about four years, with me completely forgetting about … Continue reading

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Bad-ass Whisky Night at De Whiskykoning #3

Last Friday it was time for the sort-of annual bad-ass whisky night at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in my old home town of Den Bosch. Man have I dropped a year’s salary there over the last decade… Anyway, the concept of … Continue reading

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BTC #10, #11 and #12

Time to catch up! Due to heavy drinking on Friday night and a sleep in on Sunday, I didn’t get around to blogging about the last couple of Blind Tasting Competition Days. Yesterday, day 12, was the first one I … Continue reading

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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 trip and I am … Continue reading

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