Friday, August 29 2014
This year's Laphroaig live will be broadcasted from Stockholm in Sweden, a logical move given the fact that Islay whiskies are popular in Sweden and that many people from Sweden visit Islay. Laphroaig write in their mailing: "Why Stockholm? Well, whilst Laphroaig is the No1 peated single malt all over the world, in Sweden itâs so popular that itâs quite simply the No 1 selling Single Malt! And of course itâs not just the smokey taste of Laphroaig that they love. There is a saying in Sweden âIf you can eat it we can smoke itâ. So taking them for their word, we will be broadcasting live from the famous RĂ¶keriet restaurant which has its very own âsmokeryâ on the beautiful island of FjĂ€derholmarna. They are preparing for us a phenomenal smĂ¶rgĂ„sbord of smoked Elk, Reindeer, Baltic Salmon - all smoked over Laphroaig infused wood! To pair with this I will be bringing 4 fantastic and different Laphroaigâs which we will be tasting and discussing live." Continue reading....
The panel will include the famous Swedish presenter and comedienne Nour El-Refai, whisky activist Peter Borg whose involvement has granted him an honourable chair of the board at the Swedish Whisky Association, as well as the founder of âI Love Whiskyâ -blog HĂ„kan Dahlberg. Distillery Manager John Campbell will be accompanied by Vicky Stevens, manager of Laphroaig's Visit Centre, and will be on hand to answer questions too. With a line-up like that itâs bound to be a lively evening!
The panel from left to right: John Campbell, Vicky Stevens, Nour El-Refai, HĂ„kan Dahlberg and Peter Borg
The four expressions to be tasted are Laphroaig Select, Laphroaig Cairdeas and Laphroaig 12yo Special. The fourth expression can either be the 18Year Old or the classic 10Year Old. You can cast your vote on the Laphroaig Live website
So don't forget: Laphroaig Live, Stockholm at 8.00PM on the 24th September!
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