With Mother’s Day on the horizon, we want to introduce you to two very special women at the heart of our distillery here on Islay. Caroline Ogden, our Visitor Centre Assistant Manager, and Caroline Morris, our Distillery Administrator, both of whom are also known as the spiritual mums of Laphroaig by the on-site team.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, mothers and carers everywhere, we ask you to join us in raising a dram and a well-deserved Sláinte to our mums and loved ones everywhere.

Read on to find out more about our Laphroaig ‘mums’ below and what they would choose to have engraved on a bottle of Laphroaig, a new and unique service that we are offering for free for a limited time, a truly unique and personal gift that will last a lifetime.

Please, use code: MUMS23 in the checkout. 


Caroline Ogden - " A dram for you..."

A main part of Caroline’s role at the distillery is making sure everyone is in the right place at the right time. “It’s about listening to the team and helping with problems or concerns. The most rewarding part is seeing how the team have had an impact on a Friend’s whisky experience and receiving positive feedback – a proud mum moment indeed.”

I love my job and enjoy coming to work every day, which makes all the difference. Seeing people come to the distillery as this is their Disneyland and have a wonderful experience and leave feeling happy and part of our family, is my favourite part of the job.

This Mother’s Day will be raising a dram of Caroline’s favourite expression, our 2022 Càirdeas, which she aptly describes as “fruit cake in a glass.”

Which message would Caroline Odgen engrave in her favourite expression?

“I choseA dram for you’ as a nice line to be engraved on a bottle of Laphroaig 10, as there are few things more enjoyable than a dram from our beautiful Island, adding this personal note feels like such a special addition

Caroline Morris - "Love from Islay"

Caroline has been part of our family at the distillery for over 30 years, so it’s only fitting her favourite expression is our 30-year-old. “It’s matured longer, like me. 

Laphroaig is my second home and I still love my job all these years later. I love the people that work on site and all the visitors from all over the world that come to see us. We make everyone very welcome.”

I like to make sure everyone on site has everything they need and that they are ok, which has earned me the title of ‘mum of Laphroaig.’”

Which message would Caroline Odgen engrave in her favourite expression?

“I chose ‘Love, from Islay’ to be engraved on a bottle as everyone who comes to visit has such special memories of their visit to Islay, we even had a couple get engaged on their plot of land, which you can claim when you buy a bottle of Laphroaig, we know there is a lot of excitement around the engraving addition and we love it!”

Gift your mum with a personalised message

Celebrate all the marvellous mum’s and mother figures out there, so why not tell her how much you care with a personalised message on a bottle. Order now and get your engraving for free, only available for a limited time with code: MUMS23

Text is limited to 20 characters, so make sure your message is short and sweet. Need some inspiration? Here are a few of our favourites so far…

·       Your dram come true

·       For peat’s sake!

·       I Laph you

·       Haste Ye Back

·       In case of emergency

Looking for an extra gift to give?

From the perfect dram glass to raise a toast with, to an Islay inspired tartan bound notebook, our online gift shop has the perfect present for everyone.



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