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Laphroaig 15 Year Old Cairdeas / Friends of Laphroaig 2017 - Signed

Lot: 306099

Laphroaig 15 Year Old Cairdeas / Friends of Laphroaig 2017 - Signed

Winning Bid: £140

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Lot: 306099
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
15 Year Old
Vintage: 
n/a
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
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Laphroaig 15 Year Old Cairdeas / Friends of Laphroaig 2017 - Signed

A 15 year old Laphroaig released in 2017 exclusively to Friends of Laphroaig.

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.

Cairdeas, pronounced [car-chuss] means "friendship" in Gaelic. These are released annually as distillery exclusives and for the Friends of Laphroaig group. Some early releases were labelled as Feis Ile exclusives and although this is no longer expressly stated, due to the time of year in which they become available, they are still considered as spiritual Feis Ile releases.

Signed by distillery manager John Campbell.

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