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Laphroaig 12 Year Old Cairdeas / Feis Ile 2009

Lot: 327130

Laphroaig 12 Year Old Cairdeas / Feis Ile 2009

Winning Bid: £150

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
12 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
57.5%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
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Laphroaig 12 Year Old Cairdeas / Feis Ile 2009

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.

The 12 year old Cairdeas was released at the 2009 Islay Festival, Feis Ile. Cairdeas, pronounced [car-chuss] means "friendship" in Gaelic.

Limited to 4000 bottles.

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