Is Laphroaig Irish or Scottish?

Is Laphroaig Irish or Scottish?

Laphroaig is an Islay (‘eye-lah’) Scotch. Place of origin matters here because Islay Scotches are believed to be from the birthplace of whisky in Scotland (brought, of course, by some kindly and proselytizing monks).

What happened to Laphroaig?

Updated September 11, 2015 – Laphroaig’s 18-year-old Islay single malt will be fading into history soon, just as peat smoke gradually fades away. Beam Suntory has confirmed that the 18-year-old expression will be discontinued once current retail stocks have been depleted.

What makes Laphroaig special?

Laphroaig is unique in that first they flavor the barley with smoke for 17 hours, and then after that they pump hotter dry air through it for an additional 19 hours to fully dry the barley. Other floor malting distilleries do the flavoring and drying steps together.

How old is Laphroaig whisky?

Part of the triumvirate of heavily-peated southern Islay malts, alongside LVMH’s Ardbeg and Diageo’s Lagavulin, Laphroaig was founded in 1810 by brothers Alexander and Donald Johnston (although the official year of start-up is given as 1815 on the company’s labels and literature).

What is the meaning of Laphroaig?

the beautiful hollow by the broad bay
The Gaelic name Laphroaig means ‘the beautiful hollow by the broad bay’, though this has been disputed with some citing that the name Laphroaig is actually derived from the Norse ‘breid-vik’, meaning broad bay.

Does Suntory own Laphroaig?

Laphroaig, owned by Beam Suntory, is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to bear a Royal Warrant and is known to be a firm favourite of the Prince, who led a toast to the anniversary by raising a dram of limited-edition Laphroaig 15 Year Old Single Malt.

Is Laphroaig a good whiskey?

Laphroaig is a malt that epitomises a good whisky. It is well renowned and respected in the whisky world and the Laphroaig 10 Year Old is one of the distilleries finest malts. From the very beginning of tasting the 10 Year Old, you are hit with an explosion of smoke. It is full bodied and packs a delicious punch.

Why does Laphroaig taste like iodine?

Two single malt whiskies from the Scottish island Islay, i.e., Laphroiag and Lagavulin, are characterized by an iodine-like flavor associated with marine environments.

Where is Laphroaig made?

Laphroaig Distillery is beautifully situated in the south of Islay and is one of the three “Kildalton Distilleries”. The Gaelic name means “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay”. Laphroaig is considered one of the most strongly flavored of all scotch whiskies, and is generally aged to 10 years.

How did Laphroaig get its name?

In the early 19th Century, farmers Donald and Alexander Johnston leased 1,000 acres of land from the laird of Islay to rear cattle. They were given a plot that was named called Laphroaig, which is said to mean “broad hollow by the bay” in Gaelic.

What is Laphroaig famous for?

With its smoky and iodine flavours, Laphroaig embodies the Islay identity and is also renowned for its Royal Warrant. Although the exact etymology isn’t known, Laphroaig is said to mean “broad hollow by the bay” in Gaelic.

During the war, the Laphroaig distillery was commandeered as a military depot. Ian Hunter was now confined to a wheelchair and had decided that – on his death – Bessie Williamson was the only person that could maintain and develop Laphroaig’s long traditions.

How did Laphroaig celebrate Our 200th year?

We celebrated our 200th year with a whole host of events and special releases. At the request of our Friends of Laphroaig, we released a one-off bottling of the 15 Year Old, last brought out as the Erskine Charity Bottling in 2000.