Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Laphroaig Distillery at Port Ellen,  Islay, Scotland.

Laphroaig has a long history dating back to its founding in 1810. For most if its history, Laphroaig was owned by a local family of tenant farmers and distillers named Johnston. From the 1960s onwards Laphroaig fell into the hands of drinks industry conglomerates and today is owned by Fortune Brands of the U.S.

Laphroaig still operates a traditional floor maltings, which accounts for about 15pct of requirements, with most of the balance being sourced from the local maltster at Port Ellen.

Capacity at Laphroaig is 2.9m litres per annum. For many years the heavily peated whisky  from Laphroaig has ranked as the top selling Islay malt.

Maltings Floor at Laphroaig Distillery, Islay

Peat fired kiln at Laphroaig Distillery, Islay

Stills at Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, Scotland

New Spirit at Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, Scotland

The core product range comprises a 10 year old, 10 year old cask strength, Quarter Cask, 18 year old, Triple Wood and 25 year old.

Whisky Tasting at Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Ever effort is made to enhance the visitor experience. This extends to ownership of one square foot of Islay by qualifying ‘Friends of Laphroaig’.

Friends of Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, Scotland

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