Laphroaig voted best single malt

05 November, 2010

Laphroaig Quarter Cask has been voted Scotland’s best single malt by The Whisky Shop.

The Islay whisky collected the most votes from the store’s 65 staff  – a pool that included Drinks International whisky specialist Dominic Roskrow, author of The World's Best Whiskies: 750 Unmissable Drams from Tain to Tokyo.

Ian Bankier, executive chairman of The Whisky Shop, said: “Laphroaig Quarter Cask is a distinctive and worthy champion. It is a wonderful example of the Islay style and it proves beyond doubt that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a fantastic tasting whisky.”

The Laphroaig expression, which also won the peated Islay whisky category, has been part-aged in quarter-sized casks, allowing for more contact with the oak barrel.

Other winners included:

• Non-peated Highland whisky: Old Pulteney 12 year old

• Island whisky: Talisker 10 year old

• Lowland whisky: Auchentoshan 12 year old

• Speyside whisky: BenRiach 12 year old

• Sherried whisky: Glenfarclas 105

• Premium whisky: The Dalmore 18 year old





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