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Laphroaig 1980 Sherry Casks 27 Year Old

Lot: 5074992

Laphroaig 1980 Sherry Casks 27 Year Old

Winning Bid: £5,050
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 23 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
27 Year Old
Vintage: 
1980
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
5 x Oloroso Sherry casks
Bottled Strength: 
57.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1980 Sherry Casks 27 Year Old

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.

This whisky is a vatting of five of the finest Oloroso sherry casks, selected by Master Blender, Rober Hicks and Distillery Manager, John Campbell.

This 2007 special release was limited to only 972 bottles. This whisky is a vatting of five of the finest Oloroso sherry casks, selected by Master Blender, Rober Hicks and Distillery Manager, John Campbell.

 

 

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