17 September 2015 16:41

Laphroaig Celebrates 200 Years

On Thursday 24th September at 8pm (UK time) the ninth annual Laphroaig Live will broadcast live on the web from the island of Islay.

This year Laphroaig is celebrating 200 years and to mark this special anniversary they are returning to the home of Laphroaig, the island of Islay. They will be showcasing four whiskies and as going behind the scenes at the distillery with Laphroaig's distillery manager, John Campbell, who will be joined by five of the previous distillery managers. This will be the first time they have all been together.

The four expressions on show include the one-off Laphroaig 15YO (the official 200th expression), Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (distilled using only the original small stills), Laphroaig 21 YO (created for the Friends of Laphroaig 21st Birthday) and a unique Laphroaig 32 YO (100% sherry matured, a very rare, special expression).

John Campbell and the five previous distillery managers will be joined by two experts, Bernhard Schafer (whisky journalist and Master of the Quaich) and Emma Andersson (Editor of Allt Om Whisky). Also joining John will be Marcel van Gils, author of the official 200th book about Laphroaig, and there will be a live link to Laphroaig US Whisky Ambassador Simon Brooking via a live link to New York.

To celebrate this occasion, Laphroaig will be attempting to set a world record by encouraging the whole global audience to raise a toast to Laphroaig on their 200th anniversary.

You can watch the show live at http://www.laphroaig.com/live/ on Sept 24th at 8pm (UK time).