National Scotch Day: Laphroaig!


July 27 marks National Scotch Day – a great excuse for whisky lovers to kick back and celebrate America’s favorite Scottish import!

Why not toast to this occasion with a smoky cocktail twist to spice up your average dram of neat scotch? This year, Laphroaig has mixed up some of its distinct, Islay peat into delicious, easy-sipping cocktails for a warm July day.

If you’re planning any Scotch whisky celebrations for the occasion, look no further than Laphroaig. Laphroaig is distilled the same way today as it first was 200 years ago, and its unmatched quality and unique, smoky taste have made Laphroaig a perennial favorite of Scotch lovers across the globe. 

COLOR: A full and sparkling gold.
NOSE: Huge smoke with a hint of sweetness.
BODY: Full.
TASTE: Islay peat smoke with salty undertones and an echo of sweetness. FINISH: Lingering and unforgettable.


Sandy Lyle

  • 1 part Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 3 Parts iced green tea
  • 1 Part pineapple juice

Build over ice in order in a collins glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Smoked Hefeweizen
Laphroaig_Smoked Hefeweizen

  • 1 part Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 4 parts Hefeweizen or wheat beer
  • Splash of fresh orange juice

Build in order in a pint glass or beer mug. Garnish with an orange wheel on the rim.


Laphroaig (La-‘froyg) literally means “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay.” Born from the streams and blue peat smoke of Islay, Laphroaig is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a distinct taste and story in every bottle. The secret to Laphroaig is that it benefits from the happy circumstances of where it is produced—next to ocean water and on land that gives Laphroaig a unique peaty taste. It is one of only a few distilleries that still uses traditional malting floors and dries and infuses its own malt with the thick blue smoke from old peat- fired kilns. It’s also the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to bear a Royal Warrant bestowed by HRH Prince Charles. Further demonstrating the whisky’s superior quality, Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength and Laphroaig Quarter Cask each received a Gold Medal at the 2014 International Review of Spirits, and Laphroaig10 Year Old which won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Laphroaig recently launched a new global campaign featuring candid, real-life opinions of its expressions and encourages everyone to share their own at or on social media with the hashtag #OpinionsWelcomeTM.


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