Laphroaig Brand AmbassadorSimon Brooking is known for his charming toasts and his vast knowledge in the ways of whiskey. Clad in his kilt set with the tartan reflecting his Robertson Clan roots dating back to the 13th Century and the Celtic Earls of Atholl, Brooking spoke wistfully of his whiskey, while eyeing his dram with much alarm. Continue reading →
As the holiday season continues we plan on posting recipes for a variety of cool party cocktails to entertain your guests with, and to hone those bartending skills. Today we have several recipes, one from Basil Hayden and the other from one of our favorite scotch whiskeys, Laphroaig.
The Laphroaig distillery is arguably the most famous distillery on Islay. The island itself is famous for its pungent, peaty malts.
This Sunday, March 8th marks International Women’s Day, honoring female influencers in a variety of different areas who helped shape where women are today.
Scotch is often thought of as a male-dominated industry, but Laphroaig, along with many other renowned distilleries, wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for countless women behind the brand. To celebrate this international holiday, we wanted to call attention to two women who have helped make Laphroaig what it is today and raise a glass of Laphroaig 10 Year Old to all women who have impacted the whisky industry. Continue reading →
Smyth strives to make a personal cocktail for each person that walks through our doors. The reservation-only model is not in place to keep people out, but to preserve the experience of those with the consideration and appreciation to make reservations for that experience.
That being said, The Smyth Family would like to personally thank the people that care enough to make a reservation, (especially large groups) & then decide not show up (or even call) while other, more-appreciative patrons would have wanted the aforementioned experience we planned.
The tasting below comes Crave Recommended for one reason above all else: If you have an interest in scotch (or whisk(e)y generally) you have probably heard that the whiskies from Islay are very distinctive. They are often described as being smoky with notes of iodine, salt and peat. All of that is true and Sigel’s Wednesday tasting will be a master class in demonstrating it.
Laphroaig is one of the prime examples of the Islay scotch type, and the drink is being accompanied by an expert from the distillery who will be available to answer your questions. Worth stopping by for. Continue reading →