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Laphroaig Scotch Whisky Distillery

Laphroaig Distillery - 200 Years old

Laphroaig Scotch Whisky Distillery was built in 1815 and is situated on the island of Islay just off the west coast of Scotland. It produces the Laphroaig range of single malt whisky that are famous and consumed worldwide. It is celebrating its 200th year and below you can watch a video finding out what the locals think. Planet Whiskies also visited the distillery in September 2015 while touring Islay's whisky distilleries and have a fantastic time tasting all the Laphroaig malts.

If you are looking for Laphroaig contact details for the distillery they are
Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DU and the telephone number is +44 (0)1496 302418. The distillery has an amazing visitor centre where your tour will start. If you need to contact them please use the same number as above.

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Laphroaig celebrating 200 Years

Laphroaig, the world’s best-selling Islay single malt Scotch whisky is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. In honour of that fact, the brand has made a thoroughly entertaining film, released today, as part of it's popular and brutally honest 'Opinions Welcome' campaign. The film stars a selection of locals from the distillery's home on the Island of Islay in Scotland, and their candid opinions on what Laphroaig tastes like to them personally.

The locals’ wonderful remarks and opinions cover everything from ‘dark salted chocolate’ to ‘the back of a dog’s paw.’ Out of all the peated malts from Islay, it is Laphroaig that attracts the most extreme reactions, as shown in the film.


Laphroaig’s story is now a legendary one. A whisky that will not, nor cannot, be anything but itself, and which speaks volumes about the people who make and drink it. The influence of the Isle of Islay from which it comes, and the sea that surrounds it, makes Laphroaig truly unforgettable and inspires conversation among those that sip it.

What’s clear is that Laphroaig is a complex beastie, and as such has divided opinions since 1815. If you love it, or hate it, you will certainly not be alone. And why, after 200 years, would Laphroaig have it any other way? We can all agree that there’s nothing worse than drinking a whisky that doesn’t make its mark. Laphroaig says hello, waves goodbye and is never forgettable.

Opinions Welcome is an open-armed invitation to all people across the internet to express their true feelings and in no uncertain terms. As Mark Twain once said, ‘the public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.’ Laphroaig want you to be candid, honest, and more importantly, truly creative in your opinion.

Visit the “Opinions Welcome” site to see what people really think about the world’s best-selling Islay malt whisky and in a few clicks, you can custom design and submit your opinion, or simply use the hashtag #OpinionsWelcome to share your genuine opinion with the world.

Latest Whisky News from the Laphroaig Distillery

Laphroaig launches exquisite new single malt – Laphroaig Lore :: “The richest of the rich” :: 22nd March, 2016

Laphroaig Live 2015 returns to Islay to celebrate 200 years :: 12th September,2015 :: Watch Live On Planet Whiskies Thursday 24th September, 2015 at 8pm (UK time)

Laphroaig :: Celebrating 200 Years With The Return Of Laphroaig® 15 Year Old :: 20th April, 2015

Latest Whisky Release | Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky Unveils Laphroaig Select | Read Tasting Notes | 19th May, 2014

Laphroaig distillery crowned Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year - 8th April, 2014

Laphroaig Live 2013- Laphroaig, the Whisky That Never Sleeps - Live on 26/27th September, 2013 - 24th September, 2013

Laphroaig's Starring Role At The Queen's Coronation - 7th August, 2013

Laphroaig Live 2012- Live whisky tasting webTV show - 20th September, 2012

Laphroaig Unveils Diamond Jubillee Commemorative Edition, 17th May, 2012

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