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Laphroaig 1994 Highgrove 12 Year Old Single Cask #7211

Lot: 5085200

Laphroaig 1994 Highgrove 12 Year Old Single Cask #7211

Winning Bid: £245

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
12 Year Old
Vintage: 
1994
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Highgrove
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1994 Highgrove 12 Year Old Single Cask #7211

This is a 12 year old Laphroaig from Highgrove, which contributes some of it's profits to the Prince of Wales' charitable foundation.

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 was distilled on 27th June 1994 and aged for 12 years.

 

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