Laphroaig 'Williamson' 2012 Maltman 7 Year Old
The Meadowside Blending Company was established in 2011 by Donald Hart and his son Andrew. Donald was a veteran in thew whisky business, having previously run the Hart Brothers company with his siblings, Iain and Alistair. The family sold the Hart Brothers company in 2007, but were not absent from the independent bottling scene for long. The Maltman is their flagship brand, and has produced a number of renowned single cask releases.
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 Williamson is a single cask bottling of Laphroaig named after the distillery's former manager. Distilled in April 2012 and bottled May 2019 after 7 years in Oloroso sherry cask #1631.
One of 492 bottles.
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