Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Thanks to?/u/xile_?for pouring me this dram. How do you end an epic tasting that includes good steak, beef bacon, sausages, and staring into the abyss? Why with a Laphroaig of course! Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi?is to round out the tasting. And since it’s from Adelphi, I’m lucky that they listed the alcohol the information is so sparse. So let’s just get to it, shall we?… Continue reading Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Laphroaig 15 1998 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection – Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/shane_il for pouring me a dram of this whisky Final home stretch folks. Then you won’t have to hear about how I did a regular dram a day in December, which was a mystery dram, which I only got around to now because I’m tired and having trouble just keeping up with life. It’s Day 20 for my Advent Calendar. Let’s get to it. Price: $159.99… Continue reading Laphroaig 15 1998 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection – Cask Strength

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Cask Strength Quarter Cask

So with the newest Laphroaig Cairdeas being announced and coming out, as an Ontarian, it’s time for me to talk about last years, and how it hasn’t come out at the LCBO yet. Which is a tad silly. Each year, Laphroaig releases a Cairdeas (pronounced somewhere between gorgeous and car chase) as part of the major Feis Ile festival. Unlike the other releases on the… Continue reading Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Cask Strength Quarter Cask

Laphroaig 16 1995 Signatory Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing a dram of this one with us. Distilleries go in ebbs and flows. You have periods where they rise up, and periods where they fall down. If you’re a bourbon fan, this may seem like an odd situation. You haven’t had the downturn yet, and seemingly, like the housing boom and all things in life, the price will just keep increasing.… Continue reading Laphroaig 16 1995 Signatory Cask Strength

Laphroaig / Bowmore Tasting – Event Recap

On April 18, we had a tasting event with Matt Jones (@whisky_chef on instagram/twitter), the Beam-Suntory brand ambassador for the company’s Scotch and worldwhisky portfolios. Matt brought us a number of expressions from both of these Islay distilleries and regaled us with tales from that beautiful island, and the people who live and work there. He also brought some great swag for everyone to take … Continue reading Laphroaig / Bowmore Tasting – Event Recap

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (200th anniversary edition)

So… hey, I own this and haven’t reviewed it. I’m special, with a capital dumb. And it’s not like it was jammed in the back of the whisky cabinet (which I’d show a picture if it wasn’t both deep (teehee), black, and not well lit, thus making it unphotogenic). Right up front. But what is Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (200th anniversary edition)? Well each year Laphroaig brings… Continue reading Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (200th anniversary edition)

Laphroaig SMWS 29.159 “Anyone for cricket?”

Thanks to /u/twiddleDD for this sample. This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. When I was in school, I happened to watch a game of cricket a few days.… Continue reading Laphroaig SMWS 29.159 “Anyone for cricket?”