Some Facts About Laphroaig’s New Lineup

I’ve just been catching up on reports of changes in the lineup at Laphroaig. Whisky Viking and the Whisky Magazine forums have the scoop, though you have to dig down a bit. Basically the deal is this:

  • 10 year old and 10 year old cask strength will stay the same
  • 15 year old will be discontinued in favor of an 18 year old
  • 30 year old has already been discontinued and been replaced by a Laphroaig 25 year old

This news makes me appreciate even more the stunning Laphroaig 30 year old, which I was lucky enough to try at a recent tasting with Scotchtalk co-writer Dramfun. It frankly blew us away.

Word is that some supplies of the 30 year old are still available in the U.S., I’ll be looking.

In addition to the changes Laphroaig is introducing a new triple wood, matured three times, first in ex-bourbon barrels, then in Quarter Casks, and finally in European Oak; and the limited edition Laphroaig 30 Year Old Cáirdeas, available only to members of Laphroaig’s Friends of Laphroaig club.

~ by whisky1 on August 24, 2008.

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