On Wednesday 24th September at 7pm the eighth annual Laphroaig Live will broadcast from Sweden.
This year’s show will be streamed live from a tiny island called Fjäderholmarna which is part of the archipelago just outside Stockholm.
Previous shows have brought you the flavours of Spain, Germany, America and even Australia but this year will be uniquely Scandinavian in flavour – mainly due to the show’s location, a famous smokery restaurant called Rökeriet.
During the show a panel of whisky experts will be tasting 4 phenomenal Laphroaigs:
- A unique 12 year old triple casked Nordic special.
- This year’s much acclaimed Cairdeas finished in Amontillado casks.
- The latest Global expression called Select.
- A fourth sample that will be decided by a Friends of Laphroaig online vote.
An expert panel of guests will explore the strong connections between smoke and depth of flavour in what is sure to be a smoke fest!
As always, the Distillery Manager, John Campbell will be joining them.
This year he’ll be accompanied by a panel consisting of four famous Swedish personalities; Nour el Refai – a comedian, TV personality, host and a well-known Swedish radio presenter, Peter Borg – chairman of the Swedish Whisky Association and Håkan Dahlberg – a prolific Swedish whisky blogger of I Love Whisky.
And last year’s Swedish Bartender of the Year Madeleine Solo Rapp will be making a guest appearance and creating something special using Laphroaig.
You can also submit a question for the panel (Laphroaig nosing glasses can be won for the best questions!)
Laphroaig’s distillery master since 2006 and the only islander to have held this position, will be joined by 3 famous Swedish personalities on this 199th year of Laphroaig. He may even drop a hint about some exciting developments which are being planned for next year.
Nour el Refai
At the young age of 26 she is already a famous comedian, TV personality, host and a well-known radio presenter. Nour also has a wide and genuine interest in all things whisky. Not being one to stand back, we look forward to her forthright and no doubt witty views.
Peter is vice chairman of the Swedish Whisky Association and Chairman of the local Whisky club HABOST with over 3,000 whisky enthusiasts. His worldwide travels have given him an unrivalled knowledge in the field of whisky.
Founder of Sweden’s largest whisky blog ‘I love whisky’ established in 2010. His blog is simply the go-to place for Swedes to discuss all things whisky. Håkan is now a major influence on the Swedish whisky landscape.