Original Cask Strength Laphroaig is bottled at natural distillery strength with all the depth of genuine taste and texture normally associated with sampling whisky at the source.
We mature Laphroaig in seasoned oak barrels, charred before filling to impart a slight sweet vanilla nuttiness. Original Cask Strength Laphroaig is barrier-filtered only just, to remove the small char particles present. This means you will enjoy Laphroaig exactly as we made it.
In extremes of temperature and when you add water, it may appear a little cloudy – this is the natural condition of a malt of such a peaty pungence and uncompromising purity. Adding a little water releases a rich aroma of peat smoke with some sweetness and strong hints of the sea.
Emphatic, full-bodied and utterly unforgettable – we like to think it’s the purists choice.
Tasting Notes: COLOUR: Rich deep gold
NOSE: Very powerful, "medicine", smoke, seaweed and ozone characters overlaying a sweetness.
BODY: Full and strong.
PALATE: A massive peated burst of flavour with hints of sweetness at the end.