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Laphroaig 1988 Blackadder 12 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Lot: 221529

Laphroaig 1988 Blackadder 12 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £150

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
12 year old
Vintage: 
1988
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Blackadder
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
45%
Bottle Size: 
75CL
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1988 Blackadder 12 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Laphroaig is the largest of the three heavyweight Islay distilleries in Kildalton, out-stripping the production capacity of neighbours, Ardbeg and Lagavulin, by over 1 million litres per annum. Despite its traditional appearance, Laphroaig was always a forward-thinking distillery. It was bottled as a single malt as early as the 1920s, an unfashionable option at the time, especially for a peated whisky. They were also shrewd in capitalising on post-Prohibition America to add trademark sweetness to their spirit through the use of imported ex-bourbon casks, and hired Scotland’s first ever female distillery manager, Bessie Williamson, in 1954. Laphroaig is one of only a handful of distilleries in Scotland to still use in-house maltings, providing them with 20% of their annual requirements, and contributing to the distillery’s unique flavour profile. 

This is an independent single cask from Blackadder, bottled for the US market in 2000.

Blackadder International were founded in 1995 by whisky writers, Robin Tucek and John Lamond, authors of the 1987 publication, The Malt Whisky File: The Essential Guide for the Malt Whisky Connoisseur. The company has gained great affection from whisky enthusiasts for its Raw Cask series, which is deliberately drawn un-filtered from the cask so as to retain all cask sediment along with any natural oils and fats. The company is credited with a key role in the popularisation of cask strength whiskies since its inception.

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