If your special someone happens to be a spirits lover, up the ante this year and give the gift of a great Scotch. Below are a few recommendations from Laphroaig that will suite both seasoned Scotch fans and newcomers alike. Or, if you’re looking to spice things up and sip something more interesting than champagne on Feb. 14, Laphroaig has a cocktail recipe that is both easy-to-make and delicious.
For the Seasoned Scotch Drinker
10 Year Old is the perfect Valentine
gift for the scotch drinker in your life. The best recognized of all Islay malts and Laphroaig’s flagship expression, it delivers a unique measure of Islay peat smoke, tangy, salt-laden air and an echo of sweetness.
- NOSE: Huge smoke with a hint of sweetness
- BODY: Full
- TASTE: Islay peat smoke with salty undertones and an echo of sweetness
- SRP: $49.99
For the Scotch Novice
Laphroaig Select Scotch Whisky is a blend that brings the world’s favorite Laphroaig expressions together. The result is an exquisite new Laphroaig expression with an additional layer of complexity and depth. More approachable than the average Laphroaig, Select is the perfect introduction for aspiring Scotch drinkers.
- NOSE: Burning embers of peat in a crofter’s fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas
- BODY: Full
- TASTE: Deep, complex and smoky, with a gentle sweetness
- SRP: $54.99
Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)
1 1/2 parts Laphroaig 10 Year Old
3/4 parts Cantaloupe Juice
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1/2 part Ginger Syrup
Method: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into coup glass.
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