Friday, August 29, 2014

It is that time again - Laphroaig Live 2014

Laphroaig Live 2014 Stockholm
Yes it is that time of year again where Laphroaig Live happens somewhere in this world. For some members including myself we were lucky enough to attend the Sydney Live event back in 2011. It was fantastic to say the least. If you want to know more read about our experiences attending the event held in Sydney: Colour me Laphroaig – Laphroaig Live Sydney 2011.

In short, for those that don't know, Laphroaig Live is a live broadcast event put on by Laphroaig for all to enjoy. Initially created as a binding agent for the FOL (Friends Of Laphroaig) it is now recognised as one of the big dates in the world whisky calendar. Laphroaig Distillery Manager John Campbell heads up a select panel of guests to discuss, nose, and taste various Laphroaig whiskies new and old. Hosted in front of a live audience and backed up by a live webcast, Laphroaig fans can chime in to ask questions during the tastings sessions and or taste along with the panel (if your lucky enough to have those bottling's on hand) for a full experience (that is if your not lucky enough to be one of the chosen few audience).

This years live broadcast event will be held in Stockholm, Sweden at 8.00PM on the 24th September. Why Stockholm? According to official press material Laphroaig is no.1 selling single malt in Sweden. Not a bad warp at all. To be hosted at the Rökeriet restaurant (I have no idea about this place mind you) a paring of 4 Laphroaig whiskies are to go with a smörgåsbord of smoked Elk, Reindeer, Baltic Salmon - all smoked over Laphroaig infused wood. Nice!

The current line up of whiskies tasted by the panel is: Laphroaig Select (just released this year); Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 (the yearly bottling for FOL); Laphroaig 12yo Special; and either the Laphroaig 18yo (replacement for the legendary 15yo) or Laphroaig 10yo depending on votes prior to the night. My vote is on the 18yo for sure.

If your not a FOL and don't get the emails then keep and eye on the Laphroaig Live page for webcast details. We here at D.T.W.C. will endeavour to keep fellow members and visitors informed but the best method is always to become a FOL member and watch your emails.

Laphroaig Live Stockholm bring it on.

The Baron

This is a non-sponsord promotion. For any further details please defer to the Laphroaig Live website.