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Laphroaig 1995 SMWS 25 Year Old 29.274

Lot: 325513

Laphroaig 1995 SMWS 25 Year Old 29.274

Winning Bid: £525

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Lot: 325513
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
25 Year Old
Vintage: 
1995
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
SMWS
Cask Type: 
refill bourbon butt
Bottled Strength: 
54.6%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1995 SMWS 25 Year Old 29.274

'Rage, rage against the dying of the light'

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in 1983 by a group of friends lead by tax accountant Phillip ‘Pip’ Hills as a private members club. The concept behind the society was to source casks from all over Scotland which would then be bottled and made available exclusively to its members. Perhaps the most famous feature of these bottles are the unique codes. Each distillery is represented by a different number and the following digits indicate that particular release. That same year, the SMWS set up its first location in Leith’s Vault buildings in Edinburgh where it still stands today.

This whisky was distilled on 4th April 1995 and matured in a single refill bourbon hogshead for 25 years.

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.

One of 274 bottles.

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