Pouring Laphroaig Islay single malt scotch whisky

If you’re friendly with our family of whiskies already and want to get a little closer, you’re in the right place. Because you’re about to meet some of the more eccentric members of the Laphroaig® clan. The ones you might’ve heard about, but never quite managed to acquaint yourself with. Whiskies created by our distillers and blenders to explore the realms of flavour, and bring different elements of our legendary character to the fore with emphatic style.

Now we’re not saying you can’t dive right into these peaty pleasures if you’re new to Laphroaig®. But if you’d like to get to know our classic expressions a bit better first, head over to our beginner’s guide to Laphroaig® here.

So with that said, draw yourself a dram and meet the rest of the family.


This one’s for the purists. Laphroaig® 10 Cask Strength is like tasting our full character at the source. Because this whisky is only filtered to remove small char particles from the inside of our barrels. And that’s it. Then the whisky’s bottled at natural distillery strength so you get to try it exactly as we made it.

We mature this Laphroaig® in seasoned oak barrels, charred before filling to impart a slightly sweet vanilla nuttiness. It’s a malt of such peaty pungency and uncompromising purity that it may appear a little cloudy when you add water at low temperatures. Adding a drop releases a rich aroma of peat smoke with some sweetness and strong hints of the sea. It’s a full bodied and utterly unforgettable cask strength single malt. We’re sure you’ll agree, there’s nothing like tasting whisky in its purest form.

Detailed view of a barrel


Every bottle of Laphroaig® Lore is filled to the cork with unadulterated flavour inspired by over two centuries of distillery legend.
It was created to honour the skills that have been passed down over generations. 

We use prized techniques protected from the outside world by thick stone walls to distil our richest expression. Laphroaig® Lore is a complex blend of single malts aged from seven to 21 years. The malts are taken from the rarest casks in our Atlantic Storehouse to create flavour that evolves as you drink it. This reveals different waves of character crafted by distillers and blenders throughout our history. It’s a Laphroaig® that’s complex, varied and tells the rich story of our whisky-making.


Our next bottle is the most historic in our core range in terms of age and proves patience pays off. Laphroaig® 25 Cask Strength is aged for a quarter of a century in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts and ex-Bourbon barrels. This gives the whisky all our signature flavour of peat smoke and ‘medicinal’ notes, but with a more mellow character. Creamy vanilla and spiced apples flood your palate, followed by a long, warm finish that leaves a lasting impression.

However, a softer character doesn’t make this whisky any less powerful. It’s bottled at cask strength for higher alcohol volume and straight-from-the-barrel flavour that you only usually get to sample at the distillery. A new batch is released every year, which is distinguished by ABV and the year it was released – as is Laphroaig®10 Cask Strength. No release is the same, so if you try them side by side you can actually taste each one’s unique character. It does spend a long time in the barrel, but flavour isn’t something you can rush.

A dram filled with Laphroaig Islay single malt scotch whisky

A bottle of Laphroaig Islay single malt scotch whisky on a gray background


So you’ve met most of the family, now let us introduce you to the VIPs. These are rare expressions reserved for our closest Friends – our Friends of Laphroaig®. Read on here.

In meantime, you’ll find all the expressions mentioned above in our shop. We hope you might even try a few.



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People enjoying a glass of Laphroaig Cairdeas