Laphroaig 21 Years Old 200th Anniversary Edition

Peaty Friday Episode 23

Okay, so far we had the Original Cask Strength Batch 6 and Batch 7 as well as the Cairdeas 2014 and Cairdeas 2015. So I guess it is now time for the two 21 Years Old.

The Laphroaig 21 Years Old 200th Anniversary Edition to the Friends of Laphroaig members by ballot, but now anyone can order it on the Laphroaig website. Why? Well, I guess that this has something to do with the price –  £99 for a half bottle isn’t exactly cheap.


Laphroaig 21 Years Old 200th Anniversary Edition

Laphroaig 21 Years Old 200th Anniversary Edition










Name: Laphroaig 21 Years Old 200th Anniversary Edition
Vintage: 1993
Bottled: 2015
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Laphroaig
Cask Type: 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Strength: 48.4% Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Very sweet with all the aromas you expect from a first-fill bourbon cask. Sweet medicinal smoke accompanied by vanilla and white honey. Oranges, sugared grapefruits and lemon slices. Hints of mint.


Sweet and smokey. Dried seaweed seasoned with sea salt. Grilled pineapples pieces in BBQ sauce. Followed by more citrus fruits and ginger.


Medium, but vanishes way too quickly. Hints of rose pepper and salt. Honeyed ash and citrus fruits.


A very elegant and mature Laphroaig. I am not the biggest fan of this citrus fruity profile but I have to acknowledge its well-balanced complexity. So overall a very good expression but not as good as I had hopped for.

Score: 89 / 100


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