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Laphroaig 1989 Highgrove

Lot: 5079760

Laphroaig 1989 Highgrove

Winning Bid: £200

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1989
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1989 Highgrove

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 is the first of five Highgrove releases. These bottles were sold exclusively through the estate of HRH The Prince of Wales, with Laphroaig being is his favourite whisky. This was bottled in Spring 1995. 

A bottle fit for royalty! 

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