Laphroaig, the super-smoky single malt Scotch favored by Prince Charles and whisky connoisseurs around the globe, has just released perhaps one of the most richly flavored Scotches the world has ever seen.
Laphroiag Lore was created by distillery manager John Campbell to honor how Laphroaig has been made for the last two centuries. As the name suggests, Lore is inspired by the knowledge and traditions passed down from generation to generation of Laphroaig distillery managers and custodians.
“Laphroaig Lore is the story of Laphroaig itself," Campbell says. "It’s a massive whisky, as bold as it is deep, and one that I sincerely hope does justice to our many generations of Laphroaig distillery managers. We make the whisky we make because of the knowledge and craft that has been passed down throughout the years. Lore is our story, bottled – the richest of the rich.”
The precious single malt is drawn from a variety of casks including first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks and ex-sherry hogsheads chosen from the rarest stocks in Laphroaig's cellars.
Bottled at 48% ABV with a suggested price of $124.99 per bottle, Lore is rich and deep with distinctive smoke, peat and seaside minerality. Scotland in a bottle, in other words...