Laphroaig – Celebrates 200 Years Young

10yoAny business that reaches the milestone of 200 years must be doing something right.  But a business operating production from a remote island off the west coast of Scotland, even more reason to celebrate.

So myself and Jimbo think it’s only right that we raise a glass this afternoon and wish Laphroaig and everyone who has had a hand in creating the dram over the last 200 years a very Happy Birthday.

We are gonna celebrate with a 10yo standard distillery bottling and also 14yo SMWS 29.161 (A bodega is burning) from a re-fill sherry butt 60.4% vol, distilled 14th April 2000, 1 of only 494.

10yo Laphroaig

nose: Honey fried seaweed, smoking hearth, tar like caramel and a barbecue just outside the hospitals main ward
IMG_1762taste: Big on the palate, intense peat/smoke, salty tarred ropes, fresh biting air to the lungs
finish: Never ending phenolic sweet, salty, peaty beautifulness

29.161 A bodega is burning

nose: neoprene, smoky ale, beeswax, dried sherry soaked Christmas fruits, cold tar, gentle chimney smoke, carbolic pink soap
taste: brazil nuts soaked in sherry, hot powdered ash, bicycle tyre inner tube, road tar. mixed grill barbecue with langoustines
finish: forever, and ever happily ever after – have another!

 

(see us here having a Friday afternoon dram, celebrating Laphroaig’s Happy Birthday day)

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