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Laphroaig 1998 Wilson and Morgan 20 Year Old Decanter

Lot: 6131737

Laphroaig 1998 Wilson and Morgan 20 Year Old Decanter

Winning Bid: £1,303

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
20 Year Old
Vintage: 
1998
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Wilson & Morgan
Cask Type: 
PX SHERRY FINISH
Bottled Strength: 
54.6%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1998 Wilson and Morgan 20 Year Old Decanter

Wilson & Morgan was founded in Italy in 1992 by Fabio Rossi, the son of prolific importer Mario Rossi Jr, who began distributing Scotch whisky back in the 1960s. His son’s company was one of a new generation of Italian bottlers established in the 1990s, which aimed to replicate the successes of predecessors like Samaroli and Moon Import.

This elegant decanter bottling of Laphroaig was finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry wood and bottled in 2018.

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.

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