Finally we’re onto my entry for the Laphroaig series, “To Quaff a Laphroaig”. We all had Laphroaigs, we all had time, we opened them up, and then drank them. Not at once though, because that would be silly.
I’m not the kind of whisky drinker who typically buys high end whisky. I wish I was: However the raising prices means I’m typically sticking to samples, not being the whisky reviewer who is “up” on all the new whiskies, etc.
That said, last year the stars lined up, and I was able to obtain Laphroaig 25 2008. Why not just aim for a newer Laphroaig 25, right? Because that wasn’t part of the deal.
Also I happened to be buying Irish Whiskey in Ireland and didn’t have room for the newest one. Or as much disposable income, regardless of the cheaper price.
Laphroaig 25 2008 is a cask strength whisky made up of ex-bourbon American oak casks and Oloroso sherry casks.
All of which I was looking for a reason to open. Because as much as I like how it looks on the shelf, whisky like this is meant to be drank.
So let’s see how it tastes, shall we?