Take it neat or with a splash of soft water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of the blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley and the delicate, heathery perfume of Islay's streams. Like the islanders it may seem a little aloof at first, but make the effort, broach acquaintance and we can guarantee you'll have a warm and genuine friend for life.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - The aromas include seaweed, shoe leather, cigarette smoke, smoked fish, oaky vanilla, pork rind and bacon. Entry is sweet, caramel-like and smoky; the midpalate features long, oily, cocoa bean flavors that crescendo into a sweet peat-reek taste of smoke, vanilla and cinnamon. Concludes oily and honeyed.
— P.P. (8/1/2008) — 90-95 (Aug 2008)
Laphroaig 15 Year Old is the richer, more mature and succulent elder brother of the robust 10 Year Old. It collects awards every year like no other whisky
Some have compared the moment of its discovery to the experience of climbing one of Scotland's rugged mountains. You have braved the wilds, followed your own independent way and at last reached the very top. The view is magnificent - well worth the effort. Your first sip of Laphroaig 15 Year Old will reward you with the same sense of exhilaration. There are very few "ultimate" highs in life. But this is one of them. Our 15 year expression is the reason we proudly display HRH Prince of Wales coat of arms on every bottle.
Mildly smoky, with sweet, warm undertones - and just a hint of the sea - Laphroaig 15 Year Old is fulfilling and utterly unforgettable. Made in tiny quantities, it is esteemed and savoured around the world by a fortunate few.
|For 200 years a small team of dedicated islanders have worked here to create what is considered to be the most distinctive single malt in the world. Of course over time the people change, but our traditional methods, the ancient skills and absolute dedication to quality always remains.