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Laphroaig 10 Year Old early 1970s / R.H. Elsbach Import, US

Lot: 5062122

Laphroaig 10 Year Old early 1970s / R.H. Elsbach Import, US

Winning Bid: £9,100
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 56 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
10 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
91.4 us proof
Bottle Size: 
4/5 quart
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 10 Year Old early 1970s / R.H. Elsbach Import, US

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.

Distilled under the care of Bessie Williamson, this Laphroaig would have been distilled in the early 1960s and bottled ten years later. This will likely be similat stock to the legendary Filippi Fausto and Bonfanti imports for Italy.

Because so few of these early 1970s bottles survive today, it is seen as a must-have for the serious Laphroaig collector.

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