Laphroaig 10 Yr. Scotch
Staff Pick

Laphroaig 10 Yr. Scotch

Item # 03754 750mL
$59.99/ Single Bottle
$719.88/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This is truly a love it or hate it whisky. This malt blows your palate away with flavors of motor oil, seaweed, burning wood, and creosote. What's not to love?

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Staff Pick Notes

It's often overlooked but, for my money, Laphroaig 10 Year is easily one of the best, most versatile Islay Scotches out there! It brings big, but well-handled sweet peat smoke, a creamy smooth texture, a delicious nose, and beautiful palate with a long finish of chocolate-covered espresso bean. All this plus an amazing price point make it a no-brainer Scotch for sipping and cocktails. Try it in Shruff's End: 1 oz. Laphroaig 10 Year, 1 oz. Laird's Apple Brandy, 0.5 oz. Benedictine, 2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters. Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a coupe glass. (Recipe by Phil Ward, Death & Co.)


Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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