It’s time for a whisky, which old men enjoy. At least.. that is what I hear. I’m not old and not a man (at least not the last time I checked). It’s a whisky, I’m still stumbling over the name, when I speak it out, which I like.
Laphroaig 10 yr is a whisky with a very strong, pronounced flavor. It is usually sold as 10 years old, but also the 15 years old is very popular. Furthermore there are variants of 30 and 40 years old, but these are found only rarely.
One drop of water in the whisky according to some drinkers, places a great focus on the peaty aroma. I’m also saying this… so just try!
- Name: Laphroaig
- Country: Scotland
- Type: Islay malt
- Price per standard amount:€ 39,45
I can imagine, that not everyone is a big fan of this so called robust whisky.
But, on the other hand, it’s hard to imagine not to like the Laphroaig 10 yr.
You have to get used to the taste. The taste on your tongue, the flavor sliding down your throat.
I guess that everybody appreciates this whisky.
- Color: Lovely light gold
- Nose: Strong smoke, seaweed, with a hint of sweetness
- Body: Full bodied
- Finish: Really long, lingering
Laphroaig 10 yr is on it’s best enjoyed pure, or with a bit cold water. Roll it around on your tongue for a while. Give it a few seconds. And release the stimulating earthly flavor of blue peat smoke, the sweet tones of the barley the delicate scent of heather of Islay’s streams.
It is as unique as the island itself, just as unique as you!
A little history. The Laphroaig distillery was officially built in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston in the area of their farm. The location was nearly perfect for whisky production, through the more reliable water source of the granite at the Kilbride Hills.
Laphroaig is Gaelic for ‘The beautiful hollow by the broad bay’
Suggestions: Just Pure…. But if you’re a starter.. try this one with a drop of water.
I give this whisky an 8 out of 10.
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