Laphroaig 10 Yr. Scotch
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Laphroaig 10 Yr. Scotch

Item # 03754 750mL

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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With Laphroaig 10 yr, you have to take sides; there's no middle ground here, no room for indecision. Its oil-textured, peat-smoked profile is redolent of an ambivalent detective from a 30's noir film. There might be greater depth, complexity, or finesse in some of their neighbor's bottlings, but few have the sheer force of personality. Truly a Scotch for all seasons, there is plenty of flavor layered beneath the peat, with fruit and leather and spice coming out, practically yelling at you across the room the second you open the bottle. Bowmore might be the certified pre-owned BMW, but Laphroaig is the secondhand Honda you picked up at the police auction and you can't be sure something didn't happen in the rear seat. But I know which I'd rather drive, and have more fun doing it.

- JA



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.”


History: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 licenses, and since then, the distillation industry in Scotland has been continuously expanding....

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