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Laphroaig releasing “Triple Wood,” other limited editions

September 29th, 2009

When I was with John Campbell, distillery manager of Laphroaig, on Friday night during our live Webcast, he told me about some new whiskies coming to the U.S. I tweeted about it on Saturday, but forgot to mention it to my blog followers.

Laphroaig Triple Wood will be going into general distribution in 2010. The Triple Wood, in general terms, is similar to a Laphroaig Quarter Cask finished off in sherry casks before being bottled.

In addition to the Triple Wood, he also informed me that they will be bottling some special limited edition Laphroaigs exclusively for the U.S. market. When I asked what it might be, he was somewhat elusive. However, he did say that they were short on older whiskies, so it would probably be something younger. Then, he mentioned that they distilled some whisky right at the turn of the Millennium, so perhaps we might see some sort of Millennium bottling?

Stay tuned…

6 Responses to “Laphroaig releasing “Triple Wood,” other limited editions”

  1. Red_Arremer says:

    Will be nice IF the Tripple Wood’s affordable. Sherried expressions have been missing from Laphroaig’s lower end (10, c/s, quarter cask) since the discontinuation of the 15.

  2. John Hansell says:

    Red, I don’t have info on pricing yet. Hopefully, it will be reasonable.

  3. Whisky Party says:

    The bicentennial of the distillery is also coming up in 6 years . . . maybe we’ll see a special 15 year release distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2015????

    I meant to ask John Campbell that last night at Brandy Library but it slipped my mind.

  4. H.Diaz says:

    Great news. Would like to see more action from Laphroaig, my favorite Islay malt, in the US market.

    Ardbeg has been getting all the love as of late with their new releases, much of it from non-aged stated malt.

  5. gal says:

    H.Diaz,
    i agree.Ardbeg has been producing and marketing a lot of differents young malts, which are awesome (esp. Uigedail).
    it’s time we get a candy from Laph.

    i am very excited.

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