Like so many distilleries, the founders Donald and Axel Johnston began production illicitly, it's hard to know when they first started but the official founding was in 1826. There were legal battles between the owners of Lagavulin, who enjoyed ownership due to a lease that eventually expired in 1907.
Pronounced "Luh-froy'" or "luh-froyg'" they call themselves the "most richly flavored of all scotch whiskies." Laphroaig recommends drinking it neat with a splash of water. Laphroaig cask strength scotch is bottled at natural strength with just a touch of filtration to remove charcoal particles.