A rich new single malt joins the ranks with Laphroaig’s launch of the Laphroaig Lore, a long-awaited whisky that pays tribute to the Islay distillery’s legacy.
Inspired by the brand’s whisky-making heritage that spans more than two centuries, Laphroaig Lore is a new expression named after long-held knowledge traditionally passed down from generation to generation. This evokes the way the skills and techniques that have been handed down from master distiller to master distiller, accumulating new injections of creativity and visions, while staying true to the peaty character of Laphroaig, to bring the label to where it is today.
For this new addition to the Laphroaig family, distillery manager John Campbell has only tapped on the very best from a range of ex-Bourbon casks, Oloroso Sherry hogsheads and quarter casks to give a distinctive and full-bodied character. The colour of deep mahogany, the Laphroaig Lore is bottled at 48% ABV (700ml) and is available for sale now.
“The result is outstanding,” commented Campbell. “It is the epitome of what one expects from a non-chill filtered Laphroaig single malt whisky, all delightful seaside minerals, smoke, fudge, vanillas and nuts on the nose, exceptionally rich, peaty and a spicy chilli-like bite to taste, then dry and sweet to finish. Wonderfully balanced, it’s our story, bottled, the richest of the rich.”