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?”

Laphroaig 25 2008

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, … Continue reading Laphroaig 25 2008

Laphroaig 18 1987 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Thanks to /u/Devoz for sharing a dram of this with me. Second and last IB of the Laphroaig of my current 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. If you saw my last review, you’ll see I discussed a Laphroaig that was 18 … Continue reading Laphroaig 18 1987 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Laphroaig 18 1989 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing a sample of this whisky. First IB of the Laphroaig of my current 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. Laphroaig 18 1989 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask comes to me because I, silly enough, said that last year … Continue reading Laphroaig 18 1989 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Laphroaig 18 [Re-review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing a dram of this one. Nostalgia is a set of rose coloured glasses that will forever poison the past with sugar. It makes us second guess if things were really better, or perhaps not. So when people discuss, with sadness, the discontinued Laphroaig 18 versus the Laphroaig 15 which replaced it. However I remember that people really enjoyed the Laphroaig 15 before Laphroaig 18 replaced … Continue reading Laphroaig 18 [Re-review]