Laphroaig Releasing 15-Year Scotch for 200th Anniversary

By Kelsey Waananen
In Food
Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, Lars Sinda

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, Lars Sinda

Celebrated scotch-maker Laphroaig is honoring the 200th anniversary of Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky this year the best way they know how: with the release of another scotch, Laphroaig 15 Year Old.

This isn’t the first time we’ve been honored with the presence of Laphroaig 15 Year Old on our shelves. It was originally released 30 years ago and quickly gained recognition for its lower level of peat and higher bottling strength of 43 percent. Now, Distillery Manager John Campbell has decided to release the well-loved scotch, one of his own favorites, in part because it pays homage to the original.

For those who aren’t familiar with the single malt,  it carries a taste of pink peppercorns with a light peat smoke. It finishes with a light smoky aftertaste, but if you add a few drops of water, you’ll taste salty caramel hints, with the peat flavor also bringing out fruit aromas.

Be on the lookout for Laphroaig 15 Year Old to hit shelves here in Missouri sometime during the month of May and stay tuned for more news about Laphroaig Live 2015, their whiskey show to be broadcast right from the distillery later this year.

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