This is a very special whisky and is generally agreed to be one to get your hands on quickly, if possible. There don’t seem to be many of them left, and the asking price has already appreciated quite considerably.
As the name suggests, this is a whisky that has been matured for 30 years, and as a result has a very round, smooth quality to it that only long aging can bring. Laphroaig is known for producing very smoky and peaty whisky.
The 10 year-old is a favourite for those who appreciate the sharpness and bite of a really high-peat dram. And yet, the 30 retains a lot of the signature Laphroaig flavour. How do we know? Clutch was given a bottle of this once and he drank it when a friend he hadn’t seen in years came to visit.
It was so good, and this is such a collector’s whisky now, that when the opportunity to get our hands on it again came up, we leapt at it.