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Laphroaig 40 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Lot: 221625

Laphroaig 40 Year Old 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £3,600
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 14 bids

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Lot: 221625
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
42.4%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 40 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. 

Distilled in 1960 and matured in oak casks in Warehouse #1 for over 40 years, this is the oldest age statement that has been available from Laphroaig officially. Bottled on 29th May 2001.  

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