Laphroaig Whisky Distillery
Legendary Islay whisky that like so many others is difficult to pronounce. For many, their favourite Islay tipple.
Address : ISLE OF ISLAY, PA42 7DU
Fax :01496 302496
Owning Company :Allied Distillers Ltd.
Production Status :Operational
Source :Kilbride Dam
Age when bottled :10, 15 yrs
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.