Collection Laphroaig - Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Laphroaig Distillery is a Scottish single malt whiskey distillery on Islay. It is named after the area of ​​land at the head of Loch Laphroaig on the south coast of the island of Islay. The meaning of the name is not known, but a commonly proposed etymology includes the elements "lag" (Gaelic: hollow), "breid" (Norse: 'breidd' width) and "vik" (Norse: 'vík' bay), what suggests an original Gaelic form such as "Lag Bhròdhaig" (the hollow of Broadbay).

The distillery and brand are owned and operated by Beam Suntory, the American subsidiary of Japan's Suntory Holdings.

Laphroaig bills itself as "the most flavorful of all Scotch whiskies" and is most commonly aged for up to 10 years, although the 15 year variety is also common. The whiskey has a peaty, smoky taste. Approximately 10% of the barley is malted on site using hand-picked peat from Islay locations.

The Laphroaig Quarter Cask was introduced in 2004. This expression is matured in ex-bourbon casks, refined in smaller casks and not chill filtered. Due to the smaller casks, the contact with the oak surface is 30% greater than with standard casks. The company describes the effect as creating a soft and velvety edge". The Quarter Cask is bottled at 48% ABV.