Editor’s Note: With an increasing number of individuals now spending more time at home because of the coronavirus outbreak, one needs a range of activities to pass the days. Part of this can be learning more about the whisk(e)y lifestyle through online video. It is with this in mind we introduce you to our new feature Stuck At Home Whisk(e)y Video Watchlist, a several times a week curated video from a source such as YouTube. So pull up a chair and a dram and we hope you enjoy.
Today’s Video: Laphroaig Distillery Tour
- Source: YouTube
- Length: 26:36 minutes
“Every year thousands of Laphroaig devotees come to visit us, drink in the atmosphere, learn a few of our secrets and share a dram or two with us afterwards. However, whilst our isolation in Islay has enabled us to maintain the ancient traditions of Whisky making, we also recognise that for many of you the journey may be impossible – at least for now.
“To overcome this and to encourage you to make the journey, we have created ‘the virtual distillery tour’. To do this we have filmed every aspect of the making of Laphroaig, including areas that the ‘standard’ tour never goes to (for instance our peat beds). You can either watch the entire tour from start to finish here, or see the individual sections are separate videos. We hope through this tour you will be able to begin to appreciate how timeless and unique Laphroaig is in our modern world. Your tour will last approximately 200 years! Well, at least that’s the length of time that our ancient distillery has been used for distilling legally and illegally!”
Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...