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Laphroaig 1980 Sherry Casks 27 Year Old

Lot: 5086189

Laphroaig 1980 Sherry Casks 27 Year Old

Winning Bid: £4,800
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 19 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 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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