Legendary Islay whisky that like so many others is difficult to pronounce. For many, their favourite Islay tipple.

Address  : ISLE OF ISLAY, PA42 7DU

Telephone  :

Fax  :01496 302496

Owning Company  :Allied Distillers Ltd.

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :1815

Source  :Kilbride Dam

Age when bottled  :10, 15 yrs

Strength  :40%

No. of Wash Stills  :3

No. of Spirit Stills  :4

Cask Woods  :Ex-Kentucky bourbon

Visitors per annum  :3500

Special Bottlings  :Duty free: 1977 at 43%

Export Bottlings  :43% for export

Tasting Notes  :10 yr old

Nose  :Unmistakable. Medicinal, well-balanced, peaty-smoky.

Taste  :Full of character, big peaty flavour with a delightful touch of sweetness. Betrays its proximity to the sea.

Comments  :An excellent after-dinner malt from a beautifully situated distillery. Very popular.

Description  :Located in a scenic bay with otters and swans, the original distillery at Laphroaig (pronounced 'La-froyg' and meaning 'the beautiful hollow by the broad bay') was founded by Donald and Alex Johnston in 1815 and is housed in white-washed buildings. 

Rating  :***

Open all year, Mon-Thu: tours 10.30 & 14.00 by appt only; closed Jul & first two weeks in Aug.

01496 302418

Travel Directions to Laphroaig Whisky Distillery

Off A846, 1 mile E of Port Ellen, Laphroaig, Islay

Tuesday, 16 April 2013