Laphroaig Whiskey is a whiskey that, because of the determination of its uncompromising community, has remained true to its origins. Being true to its beginnings, it is maintained as the smokiest and most peat of any whiskey available on the market. The distilleries location on the Western isle of Islay holds responsibility for its peat taste due to the ancient peat bogs surrounding it. The white oak casks, that characterizes the production of whiskey, are stored in warehouses located on the sea. Because of its proximity to the sea, the whiskeys flavor is inundated with sea-mist, salt and seaweed.
Whisky is a type of liquor that is made from a fermented gain mash, which can originate from different grains including barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, malted barley and maize. Laphroaig Whisky has perfected their taste and kept it consistent since it began distilling back in the 1800s. Although Scottish whiskies are the youngest of the whiskies being sold, they have made their name on the market and become quite an acquired taste.
Whiskies can be called by many different names, whisky, Scotch whisky, or just scotch. Although whiskeys are distilled in many regions of the world, they have to be of Scottish origins to be truly labeled a scotch. Laphroaig Whisky comes in different varieties and all are aged differently. They all have the same uncompromising taste and quality that purchasers come to rely on no matter the age. The majority of the whiskies they produce and sell are middle of the road in price. Although not on the higher end of the price spectrum, their taste and quality is of a high-price brand.
Although the origins of Laphroaig Whisky are not fully known, it is legend to have originated by the Irish. The one certainty is that its reputation was in full swing by 1815 when the distillery was officially established as “Johnston & Johnston.” It has definitely maintained, and lived up to its reputation as one of the best single malt liquors on the world. In 2005 it was voted “the best of the best” in the Champion of Whisky Competition.
Laphroaig Whisky has been described as brimming with pungent, earthy aromas of the blue peat smoke, with a delicate sweet nutty taste of barley which stems for the perfume of the Islay’s streams. Although it may appear to have an aloof savor at first, it is an acquired taste that will capture your spirit and tie it to a feeling of an old friend. It has the following characteristics:
- Autumn gold in color
- A Slight peatyness, velvety, smooth, coconut creamy aroma with water nose
- Soft velvet moderately peatyness taste
- Zesty orange and creamy finish
Although not a large distiller, Laphroaig whisky has found its own niche within the market of whiskies. They have a following of loyal whisky drinkers that have come to depend on their flavor and consistent quality. Like an old friend its drinkers feel at home at first taste.