Laphroaig 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky, 70cl, 40% ABV
The stalwart Laphroaig 10 Year Old is one of those benchmark whiskies that deserves a place in every drinks cabinet. The claim on the bottle that this is “the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies” may seem like a bold one, but few would argue with it.
Pronounced ‘la-froyg’, this muscular malt positively ripples with peat-burning kiln fires, seaweed, TCP, kippers, tar, crashing waves, lemon juice, stewed pear, smoked peppercorns, bonfires and mango liquorice. Add a drop of water and it reveals a more velvety vanilla ice cream character.