Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7DU, UK
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Laphroaig DistilleryFounded in 1815 by brothers Don and Alex Johnson, Laphroaig produces the world’s richest single-malt Scotch. Made from hand-cut peat and crystalline Kilbride Stream water, the whisky is matured in a range of different woods and casks, resulting in a deeply satisfying flavor. Visit the Islay distillery for guided tours through the malting, masking, stilling, and warehouse stages, then select three whiskies from the museum bar for a taste test. Guests can also sample Laphroaig Select in a dedicated tasting room, try whisky straight from the barrel in the warehouse, and visit the Laphroaig water source and peat banks. A few experiences even include the chance to bottle your favorite whisky to take home.