Laphroaig 1960 Vintage Reserve 40 Year Old
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 a vintage release, distilled in 1960 and bottled in 2001. Laphroaig of this age is incredibly rare!
Distilled under the care of Scotland's first female Distillery Manager, Bessie Williamson, and presented here with a certificate from then-Distillery Manager, Iain Henderson. The casks were matured for 40 years in warehouse #1.
This is bottle 55 of 300.
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