*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the samples. My incompetence and negligence has afforded me an interesting opportunity to taste two very similar single malts side by side. Towards the end of 2013, The Exclusive Malts released to the US market an 8 year old Laphroaig, distilled in 2005. I received a … Continue reading Head-to Head! Two Young Laphroaigs From The Exclusive Malts
Recap – Laphroaig Tasting with Simon Brooking
The second tasting of last weekend's trio was proof that sometimes joining internet mailing lists really pays off. When I signed up for the "Friends of Laphroaig" mailing list, I figured I might get a standard marketing email or two every now and again, so I was pleasantly suprised to receive their invite to a … Continue reading Recap – Laphroaig Tasting with Simon Brooking
Favorite Whisky of 2009?
Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Ok, so I know this is not a new malt, but hey, this is the one that stood out this year for me. There were a couple of close runner-ups: I didn't actually taste Ardbeg's Corryvreckan until Jan. 1, 2010, but it is so good that it nearly transcends time and qualified. … Continue reading Favorite Whisky of 2009?