Sunday, March 1, 2009

Laphroaig Video

I picked up a bottle of Laphroaig at BevMo the other day to finally see what an Islay whisky tastes like. I have to say, that I quite prefer it. It is smokey and peaty (now that I know what peat tastes like). Anyway, here's a neat video I found that talks their process. Some neat clips of where the peatiness and smokiness come from.

4 comments:

cp said...

If you like Laphroaig (in particular, the peaty, oily qualities) then you should try Ardbeg next time. They put out some truly great whisky. If you're less in to the oily aspect, try Caol Ila, which has almost a liquid smoke quality to it. Great stuff either way.

akahn said...

Here's a good column that discusses how the regional categorization of Scotch is meaning less and less: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/dining/03wine.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=asimov%20speyside&st=cse

jamesmallon said...

Lagavulin is a far superior Islay. All the peat, but not so obvious about it as Laphroaig.

MTBMaven said...

I also prefer Lagavulin. If Laphroaig is the one in the green bottle then I am quite sure I don't like that Scotch at all, personally. It tasted like bog water to me.

Of an everyday sipper The Balvenie Double Wood at TJ's is pretty hard to beat for the money. Very smooth sipper. And saves the much more expensive Lagavulin for more special days.