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Tag Archives: Laphroaig

• Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Whisky.Auction, an online spirits auctioneer, uncovered what they call an “extremely sophisticated” counterfeiting operation. While this large-scale counterfeit whisky operation is in England, if you purchased vintage whisky at auction, there’s a very good chance it may be fake. “In a statement to sister publication The Spirits Business, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police commented: “Detectives from […]

• The Booze That Came Before Today’s Crafty Booze

The Booze That Came Before Today’s Crafty Booze

In this era of “small batch” and “artisanal” and “ultrapremium,” an appreciation of four stalwarts. Walk into a liquor store these days and you’ll be presented with a blizzard of choices. You want a bottle of vodka. Do you want economy, premium, superpremium, or ultrapremium? Plain or flavored? If flavored, would that be citrus or […]

• Tobacco – the new ‘it’ cocktail ingredient

Tobacco – the new ‘it’ cocktail ingredient

Tobacco – reduced through distillation – has become the latest ingredient in bartenders’ recipe books, reports Daniel Tapper. It’s a freezing cold weekday night and I find myself in a place called Barts – a discreet, prohibition-style cocktail bar in the heart of Chelsea, brimming with stuffed animals, quirky antiques and young professionals – many […]

• Tasting: New Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Tasting: New Laphroaig 18 Year Old

“A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a Laphroaig tasting held at Albannach (a posh whisky bar in Trafalgar Square in London).  I’m not often invited to this sort of event as I’m not very important in the grand scheme of things and very few people know who I am – the majority of the […]

• L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

Have you been to a special event dinner at the Palm yet? You should. Jonathan Mitchell, Assistant General Manager & Wine Director, manages to make every moment totally fun. Food pairing dinners can be tedious and serious with detailed recitations of where the food came from, its DNA, the farmer’s name who grew it, the […]

• Demand hits Laphroaig 10-year-old supplies

Demand hits Laphroaig 10-year-old supplies

Laphroaig is facing up to a shortage of its signature 10-year-old Islay single malt as global demand for age statement whisky continues to take producers unawares. Whisky producers around the world have been struggling to keep up with demand amid a boom in interest in age statement single malts, driven particularly by the US and […]

• Glenmorangie to Launch Pride 1981: Its Rarest Single Malt Offering

Glenmorangie to Launch Pride 1981: Its Rarest Single Malt Offering

The famed Glenmorangie distillery in the Scottish Highlands has announced the upcoming release of Pride 1981, its most rare and luxurious single malt offering ever. The culmination of 28 years of passion, patience and artistry, the precious whisky was first matured in the finest oak casks for 18 years before being aged exclusively in Chateau […]

• Own land in Scotland! One square foot gets you a dram of whisky…for a lifetime! Uh, when you visit Laphroaig whisky distillery

Own land in Scotland! One square foot gets you a dram of whisky…for a lifetime! Uh, when you visit Laphroaig whisky distillery

For lease: one square foot of Scottish soil. Description: located on a grass-covered patch of peat bog near the Laphroaig whisky distillery on the Isle of Islay. Duration of lease: your lifetime. Rent: one dram of Laphroaig whisky, to be sipped only at the distillery. All you have to do is buy a bottle of […]