Original Cask Strength

The Purists Choice
Awarded Best Single Malt in the World in 2005 by Whisky Magazine, Original Cask Strength Laphroaig is bottled at natural distillery strength with all the depth of genuine taste and texture normally associated with sampling whisky at source.


Craftsmen mature Laphroaig in seasoned oak barrels, charred before filling to impart a slight sweet vanilla nuttiness. Original Cask Strength Laphroaig is barrier-filtered only just, to remove the small char particles present. This means you will enjoy Laphroaig exactly as we made it. In extremes of temperature and when you add water it may appear a little cloudy - this is the natural condition of a malt of such a peaty pungence and uncompromising purity.

Adding a little water releases a rich aroma of peat smoke with some sweetness and strong hints of the sea.
Emphatic, full bodied and utterly unforgettable. Simply 'The Best'.
Cask Strength picked as Best of the best all Single Malt Scotch whiskies!
Laphroaig Cask Strength has been voted "The Best of The Best" Single malt by over 100 judges in 5 countries testing malts in a "blind tasting" - all the samples were given to them without knowing which whisky they were testing.

COLOUR Rich deep gold

NOSE Very powerful, "medicine", smoke, seaweed and ozone characters overlaying a sweetness

BODY Full and strong

PALATE A massive peated burst of flavour with hints of sweetness at the end

FINISH Long and savoury

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