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Laph 10 Year ABV

Postby whiskeyme » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:28 pm

Last year, I picked up a bottle of Laphroaig 10 year. Love it. :D
My bottle says 43% ABV. Many places I've found on the net say 40% ABV for the Laph 10 year. Are these places incorrect or has Laph watered down their standard 10 year? :x Their website doesn't mention the ABV on the standard 10 year. :evil:

Sorry, this really should have been posted on the Q&A forum :oops:
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Re: Laph 10 Year ABV

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:32 pm

Laphroaig 10 typically comes as 43% to the US market. However, if memory serves me, Laphroaig 10 is 40% in the UK market. You might check with some of the good people from the UK.
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Re: Laph 10 Year ABV

Postby Gov » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:18 pm

I believe Ganga is correct. Every country puts their own spin on the ABV. In america it is 43 percent
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Re: Laph 10 Year ABV

Postby OKDiver1 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:21 pm

Just checked my bottles.
The 10 OB, the 15 OB and the 30 OB are all 43%.
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Re: Laph 10 Year ABV

Postby Maakun » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:13 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:my 750ml bottle is 43%.


The European 700ml bottles are 40%. (At leat the ones I've seen/drunk.)
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Re: Laph 10 Year ABV

Postby martin grant » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:42 am

Laphroig 10 is indeed bottled at 40% abv here in the UK.

For another couple of quid you can usually pick up the Laphroig Quarter Cask which has no age statement, but is bottled at 48%
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Re: Laph 10 Year ABV

Postby Lawrence » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:22 pm

Yes, you're correct. The USA bottlings of the 10 are 43% and it seems most of the other markets are 40% including Canada (when we had the 10)

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I'm soon to take possession of a 10yo 43% and will do a head to head with a 10yo 40%.
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