The years in wood have been kind to this classic Islay malt After touring the distilleries of Scotland, tasting whiskies along the way, Iain Banks named Laphroaig as his favourite. It is the only Scottish malt with a Royal Charter, granted by the Prince of Wales in 1994. Islay whiskies are the most extreme tasting types of Scottish malt and, of these, Laphroaig is the most extreme.
So when a new expression of this spirit is released, there is much anticipation. Double in this case as the Laphroaig 27 and Laphroaig 25 Year Old gear up to hit the shelves in October.
The 27 Year Old in particular is worthy of note.
It has been aged in Oloroso sherry casks, and with just 1,000 bottles available at £500 a pop, you'll have to be quick off the mark to lay your hands on this rich, complex whisky.
The 25 Year Old has already been heaped with praise. Only partially aged in sherry casks, it is a malt truly to be savoured, and at £150 per bottle, it's likely that your customers will do just that.
Laphroaig 27 Year Old, 51% ABV, £500 for 70cl Laphroaig 25 Year Old, 40% ABV, £150 for 70cl laphroaig.com