There are three main ingredients for making Laphroaig, barley, water, and yeast, but the secret ingredient is the people of Islay. Laphroaig 10 Year Old is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced La-froyg, is a Gaelic word meaning the beautiful hollow by the broad bay. In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour. Laphroaig is as unique as the island itself.
The award winning family of Laphroaig Whiskies ranges from the rich, pungent 10 Year Old to the smooth and exceptionally rare limited release. Whatever Laphroaig you choose, you can sense two hundred years of loving care distilled into every bottle. Laphroaig is the story of a community. An uncompromising, tough and determined group of people who work to ensure that this defining whisky has always remained true to its origins. These origins can be found in Islay itself - its harsh climate and tough landscape have created a hardy people whose single-mindedness and honesty is as distinctive as Laphroaig
Laphroaig is best savoured neat, or with a little cool water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley, 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. Laphroaig have always considered their Malts to the best in the World. In 2005 tiny Laphroaig were voted the Best of the Best in the Champions of Whisky Competition - so now it's official!