Laphroaig refers to itself as "the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies"
The whisky making traditions of the distillery have been passed down through the years with each custodian of the distillery bringing their own ideas and influences while all the time respecting the unique elements that make Laphroaig the whisky that it is today.
Each and every stage of the whisky making process is crucial in producing such a richly flavoured whisky. The Kilbride Stream, hand-cut peat, floor malted barley, cold-smoking kilns, mash tuns, copper alchemy and the subtlety of oak aging all add their part in making Laphroaig such a unique dram. According to their foundation stone, Laphroaig's peat kilns were built in 1840, making them almost as old as the distillery itself. The kilns themselves look out over the bay, and it is here that they burn the peat in order to imbue the barley with the distillery's signature smoky, medicinal flavour.