Laphroaig Lore

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It came to our attention that a bunch of us own Laphroaig bottles. So we decided to have a tasting, and thus I ended up with a new, impromptu series I’m calling “To Quaff a Laphroaig”, because I can’t figure out a pun.

So to start up the tasting, we began with Laphroaig Lore. This new NAS offering was made up of first fill Sherry butts and quarter casks, as well as their “most previous stock”.

This raises some questions about NAS. The arguments have flown back and forth. Now that we’re well into the NAS changes to Scotch, and I’m of two minds on this.

First off, from those of use who have had older whiskies, you run into the dirty secret that we never talk about: Just because a whisky is old, doesn’t mean it’s automatically amazing. So the idea that the greater the age statement, the…

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