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Laphroaig 1988 Vintage / Sweden

Lot: 6141021

Laphroaig 1988 Vintage / Sweden

Winning Bid: £1,052

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1988
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
49.3%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1988 Vintage / Sweden

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.

A very small batch vintage release of Laphroaig, bottled from just two casks distilled in 1988. Selected by Master Blender, Robert Hicks, as being the most representative Laphroaig of its age, they were married and bottled exclusively for the Swedish market.

Bottled at cask strength in 2006.

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