Search Results for: Laphroaig

Review: Laphroaig Select Single Malt Whisky

Another step in the “NAS” (no age statement) movement that’s sweeping the whisky world, Laphroaig Select is a new expression from the Islay standby that is deathly devoid of numerics. Laphroaig’s approach with this release is an interesting one, taking … Continue reading

Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado Edition 2014

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a literary classic, but even die-hard sherry drinkers don’t knock back much of this expression of sherry, which lies between the pale, dry fino and the well-regarded oloroso — the latter of which finds its … Continue reading

Review: Laphroaig 10 Years Old Original Cask Strength

The only member of the Laphroaig core lineup that we haven’t reviewed — but stay tuned for two new expressions dropping in the next couple of weeks — Laphroaig 10 Years Old Original Cask Strength is exactly what it says on … Continue reading

Review: Laphroaig Triple Wood Single Malt Whisky

We’ve written an epic amount about Laphroaig over the years, but somehow one of its core bottlings has eluded a formal review. Laphroaig Triple Wood is officially a seasonal offering, but it’s pretty generally available, with 12,000 bottles produced for … Continue reading

Review: Laphroaig QA Cask and Cairdeas Port Wood Edition 2013

It’s not every day we get to experience a new Laphroaig expression, and it’s pretty much never when we get to try two of them. At a recent Laphroaig Live event, these two expressions were introduced by Laphroaig Distillery Manager and … Continue reading

Join Laphroaig Live, September 26, 5PM PDT

Recent Laphroaig Live events have been such successes that Islay’s most visible distillery is repeating the experience. This year’s arrives on Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, and will cover a range of Laphroaig products including the new Laphroaig QA, a … Continue reading

Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin Edition 2012

In 2011 Laphoaig made the bold step to release its Cairdeas limited release whisky to the public. Previously held back as a private bottling for the Friends of Laphroaig, Cairdeas (“car-chass”) is an annual release that differs each year. Last … Continue reading

Enjoying Laphroaig Cairdeas Ileach Edition (2011) with Master Distiller John Campbell

Laphroaig, the king of peated Scotch, is not a company that likes to rock the boat. Today, it has just five real bottlings on the market — 10, 18, and 25 year olds, Quarter Cask, and a cask strength version … Continue reading

Review: Laphroaig 18 Years Old Scotch Whisky

This year, Laphroaig bids farewell to its 15 year old Scotch and replaces it with one of slightly higher maturity (and perhaps a bit more coin): Laphroaig 18 Years Old. It’s quite an interesting malt from the Islay-based distiller, more … Continue reading

Online Tasting With Laphroaig on Friday

Break out your bottle of Laphroaig and sit down with distillery manager John Campbell tomorrow at 5PM Pacific time. Campbell will be sitting down with Maker’s Mark distiller Kevin Smith for this live broadcast, which “will celebrate the relationship between … Continue reading

Review: Laphroaig 25 Year Old Scotch Whisky

As promised, we’re back with another ridiculously expensive, very rare Scotch whisky — Laphroaig’s 25-year-old limited edition, weighing in at $500 even. I have to say, I’ve always wondered what old Laphroaig would taste like, and my curiosity is now … Continue reading

Review (Plus Live Tasting): Laphroaig 10 Years Old and Quarter Cask Scotch

One of the great things about this job is getting to meet the people (like Dan Gordon and Jameson’s Brendan Monks) who actually make the wine, beer, and spirits we so lustily consume. But not every distillery can send their … Continue reading

Review: Jim Beam Signature Craft Quarter Cask Finished Small Batch Bourbon 2014

For the third installment (and second annual release) of Jim Beam’s Signature Craft series (find reviews of the first limited annual release and the permanent member of the series here), the company is offering a curious concoction. While it’s called … Continue reading

The A-List – February 2014

The February roundup of our best and brightest of the past month found scant pickings, but there are still some exceptional picks at reasonable prices here, including the latest Evan Williams Single Barrel and Laphroaig Triple Wood. Happy hunting!

Review: The Exclusive Malts Batch #3

ImpEx Beverages imports The Exclusive Malts, a series of independently-bottled Scotch whiskys that are, well, pretty darn exclusive. Primarily cask strength bottlings produced in very limited editions (most have just a few hundred bottles drawn from a single cask available), these … Continue reading

Drinkhacker’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide – Best Alcohol/Spirits for Christmas

Back again by popular demand, it’s the Drinkhacker holiday gift guide — or our “best stuff of the year awards” if you want to go that route. As usual, this list is filtered through the lens of the holidays, designed … Continue reading

The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 10.25.2013

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of the Shopping List, the absolute best and the worst of what we’ve reviewed over the past several weeks. Though it seems as if bourbon release season is finally winding down, we had … Continue reading

Recipe: W Austin’s Brothers Quarrel, a Harbaugh Super Bowl Cocktail Recipe

This week our inbox has been inundated with a variety of delightful recipes for this weekend’s upcoming Super Bowl, and we here at Drinkhacker HQ feel grateful to be in a position to present a few of which we’ve tested and … Continue reading

Review: Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Holiday Parcels” Winter 2012 Outturn

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa’s here, and he wants to give you whisky. As Christmas approaches, the SMWS is offering this year-end parcel, chock full of goodies. Thoughts follow. SMWS Cask 27.97 – 13 year old Springbank from Campbeltown – Amazing … Continue reading

Review: Scotch Malt Whisky Society October 2012 Outturn

Five whiskys this month from the SMWS. Thoughts follow on each. SMWS Cask 5.35 – 12 year old Auchentoshan from the Lowlands – Big orange flower and honey on the nose. Very light smokiness on the finish. Youthful and fresh, … Continue reading