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Laphroaig 1969 Gordon and MacPhail Cask Strength Celtic Label / Meregalli Import

Lot: 321358

Laphroaig 1969 Gordon and MacPhail Cask Strength Celtic Label / Meregalli Import

Winning Bid: £4,800

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Lot: 321358
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1969
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
51.9%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1969 Gordon and MacPhail Cask Strength Celtic Label / Meregalli 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.

An exceptionally rare bottle, this is a 1969 vintage bottling of Laphroaig from Gordon & MacPhail.

This is part of the Celtic Label series, an Italian exclusive range bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for Italian importers Giuseppe Meregalli, Donini and Nadi Fiori's Intertrade.

This is a Meregalli bottling from 1986. They are the current Italian distributors for Gordon & MacPhail and have been since the mid-1980s, meaning most of these Celtic Label bottles were Meregalli.

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