Laphroaig Live 2015 returns home to the island of Islay to celebrate 200 years
Laphroaig is this year celebrating 200 years and to mark this very special anniversary they returned to the home of Laphroaig, the island of Islay to showcase four phenomenal whiskies as well as going behind the scenes at the distillery with Laphroaig’s very own distillery manager on this auspicious year John Campbell who was joined by no less than five of the previous distillery managers! The first time they have would have all been together.
This year they tasted 4 very special expressions. The one off’ Laphroaig 15 YO – The official 200th Expression, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (distilled using only the original small stills), Laphroaig 21 YO – Created for the Friends of Laphroaigs 21st Birthday and a unique Laphroaig 32 YO 100% sherry matured- A very rare, special expression.
Coming live from Laphroaig’s famous floor malting’s (one of only a handful left in the whisky industry), John Campbell and our five previous distillery managers were joined by experts Bernhard Schafer – Whisky journalist and Master of the Quiach and Emma Andersson -Editor of Allt Om Whisky. Also joining John was famous Scottish actor Sam Heughan – best known for his role in the series Outlander, Marcel van Gils – Author of the official 200th book about Laphroaig as well as many of our ‘Friends of Laphroaig’ from many countries around the World.
But our main audience, was the worldwide audience of Laphroaig lovers, including a live link to Laphroaig US whisky ambassador Simon Brooking who was joined by 75 friends of Laphroaig via a live link from the New York Whisky Festival.
To celebrate this special occasion, Laphroaig attempted to set a world record by encouraging the whole global audience to raise a toast to Laphroaig on their 200th anniversary!