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Laphroaig Brings Back 18-year-old

Laphroaig 18-year-old 2024

Less than a month after Laphroaig submitted its plans for expansion in June, the distillery has relaunched one of its most beloved single malt expressions, the 18-year-old.


The 18-year-old was first launched in 2009 as a replacement for the 15-year-old but was discontinued only after seven years of production in late 2016. After almost 10 years of absence, the ex-Bourbon barrel-aged expression has been brought back, bottled at the classic alcohol level of 48% ABV.


“The Laphroaig 18-Year-Old was a much-loved whisky, and so after nearly 10 years, we’re excited to bring back this age statement," said Teddy Joseph, global brand ambassador at Laphroaig.


"Friends can expect to enjoy Laphroaig’s iconic sweet smokiness, a manifestation of our boldness of spirit, as well as freshly cut leather and sun-baked seaweed on the nose and a fruity yet spicy blend of orange, honey, ginger and tobacco on the palate.”


The release was initially only available to the 'Friends of Laphroaig' in early July, after which the single malt was launched for a broader market in the UK and Germany. The 18-year-old retails for around £175 (US$224) for a 700ml bottle.

Laphroaig 18 year old evolution

Images by Laphroaig/ Whiskybase

 

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