In 1815, two brothers named Donald and Alexander Johnston leased 1,000 acres of land from the laird of Islay so they could raise cattle. In order to so, they had to grow barley in order to feed the cattle during the winter months. However, there was a large amount of surplus barley so the brothers decided to start producing whisky. Soon after, the word had spread throughout Islay that their whisky was particularly good - it became so popular that the brothers found it more profitable to produce whisky than raise cattle, and Laphroaig was born.
Laphroaig is produced from malted barley that has been smoked over a peat fire, lending rich aromas and flavors unique to Islay Scotch Whisky. Laphroaig is known as some of the most peat-influenced whisky from this region. Enjoy Laphroaig neat or with a few drops of water.
Product of Scotland
Alcohol by Volume: 43%