Mark your calendars: On Thursday 9/24 at 8 PM Local time in Islay (That’s 12 noon Pacific US time), Laphroaig will be live-streaming Laphroaig Live 2015! They are celebrating the 200th year anniversary of the distillery, so it’s sure to be quite a show, including an attempt at a world record for the largest simultaneous toast. Be sure to come back here or visit http://www.laphroaig.com/live/ on Sept 24th at 8pm local time, and submit questions at that link ahead of time for a chance at a Laphroaig nosing glass. See you all then!
Update: Live Stream has ended. Please follow the above link to find a recorded copy, which should be available within a few days.
Press Release below:
WHEN: Thursday 24th September at 8pm local time (That’s noon, Pacific US time).
Laphroaig Live 2015 returns home to the island of Islay to celebrate 200 years
On Wednesday 24th September at 8pm local time the ninth annual Laphroaig Live will broadcast live on the web from the island of Islay
Laphroaig is this year celebrating 200 years and to mark this very special anniversary we are returning to the home of Laphroaig, the island of Islay to showcase four phenomenal whiskies as well as going behind the scenes at the distillery with Laphroaig’s very own distillery manager on this auspicious year John Campbell who will be joined by no less than five of the previous distillery managers! The first time they have all been together.
This year we will be tasting 4 very special expressions. The one off’ Laphroaig 15 YO – The official 200th Expression, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (distilled using only the original small stills), Laphroaig 21 YO – Created for the Friends of Laphroaigs 21st Birthday and a unique Laphroaig 32 YO 100% sherry matured- A very rare, special expression.
Coming live from Laphroaig’s famous floor malting’s (one of only a handful left in the whisky industry), John Campbell and our five previous distillery managers will be joined by experts Bernhard Schafer – Whisky journalist and Master of the Quiach and Emma Andersson -Editor of Allt Om Whisky. Also joining John will be Marcel van Gils – Author of the official 200th book about Laphroaig as well as many of our ‘Friends of Laphroaig’ from many countries around the World.
But our main audience, who will as always be posting in their questions to the panel live on the night – is our worldwide audience of Laphroaig lovers, including a live link to Laphroaig US whisky ambassador Simon Brooking who will be joined by 75 friends of Laphroaig via a live link from the New York Whisky Festival.
To celebrate this special occasion, Laphroaig will be attempting to set a world record by encouraging the whole global audience to raise a toast to Laphroaig on their 200th anniversary!
You can watch the show live at http://www.laphroaig.com/live/ on Sept 24th at 8pm local time and If you would like to submit a question for the panel you can send it in now at the same link (Note that John sends out Laphroaig nosing glasses for the best questions.)