By: David Driscoll
K&L Staff Member
The more the whisky market continues to eat itself (or drink in this case), the more difficult it comes to maintain and support classical standards of greatness. "We just don't have enough of the good stuff anymore!" I hear customers exclaim. My personal favorite single malt of the last few years was the limited edition Laphroaig 15 year the distillery released a while back, a straight-shooting, right-down-the-middle expression of the iconic Laphroaig flavor. No port finishing, no quarter casks, just good old fashioned Islay goodness. When I found this barrel in Glasgow last year, I thought the same thing. Here is an on-the-money, single barrel anomaly. It needs no blending, no alterations. It's perfect, dead-on, classic Laphroaig and it's 16 years old, at full proof, and under $100 thanks to our great exchange rate. Feast, my friends!