Laphroaig Live takes on Oktoberfest


Laphroaig 10 year old

Laphroaig 10 year old

This year’s Laphroaig Live, the Islay distiller’s annual online tasting and webcast, will come from the Munich Oktoberfest at the end of this month.

Distillery Manager John Campbell will be joined by Bernhard Schafer, of the German chapter of the Keepers of the Quaich, whisky marketplace supremo Pierre Thiebaut and Allied Distillers’ Master Blender Robert Hicks from the Bavarian beer festival, and will be joined by Laphroaig fans online around the globe.

The panel will be sampling Laphroaig 10 Year Old, Laphroaig Cáirdeas 2012, Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Ardmore Single Malt and Connemara Single Malt.

In addition, as it is Oktoberfest, they will be trying out some of the local beers – including a batch specially aged for the event in Laphroaig casks – and traditional food. Word is, even the suasages have been smoked using wooden staves from Laphroaig barrels.

Laphroaig Live takes place on Thursday 27 September at 8.00pm (UK time). You can keep track of details and join in via

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Distilled will also be a platform for innovative product launches and offers you the chance to meet the makers at a series of masterclasses in whisky, gin, beer and food. Featuring the finest single malt whiskies, artisan gins, local ales, brews and foods.

Exhibitors confirmed to date:
Copper Dog; The Glenlivet; Simpsons Ice Cream; The Drouthy Cobbler; The Balvenie; Avva Scottish Gin; Beach Craft Spirits; The Station Hotel; Speyside Craft Brewery; The Whisky Shop Dufftown; Strathisla; Cragganmore; Glen Grant; Spey Valley Brewery; Berry Good; Glen Moray; The Macallan; Murray McDavid; El:gin; Aberlour; Strathisla; Caorunn; Walkers; Tomintoul; Cardhu; Glenfiddich; Benromach; Gordon & MacPhail; Cairngorm Leaf & Bean; Baxters; Harbour Lights; Macleans Highland Bakery; Favour-it Flavours Chocolates; Keith Brewery.


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