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Laphroaig 1976 Vintage

Lot: 223126

Laphroaig 1976 Vintage

Winning Bid: £1,200

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1976
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1976 Vintage

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 1976, a year known for its fantastic barley crop. 

Highly regarded, this was awarded 92 points by Malt Maniacs.

One of 5400 bottles.

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