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Laphroaig 1988 Georgio d'Ambrosio

Lot: 6142355

Laphroaig 1988 Georgio d'Ambrosio

Winning Bid: £575
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 21 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1988
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Silver Seal
Cask Type: 
n/a
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1988 Georgio d'Ambrosio

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.

An exclusive bottling of Laphroaig, distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2005 for Georgio D'Ambrisio by Silver Seal.

This was bottled by Mainardi for his friend, Georgio d'Ambrosio, founder of the esteemed former Bar Metro in Milan, a favourite of connoisseurs in its time for its incredible selection. Giorgio was a contemporary of the legendary Edoardo Giaconne of the Edward & Edward 'whiskyteca' in Salo, and both men were among the first in Italy to have special bottlings produced for their bars.

This is one of many Sestante and SIlver Seal bottlings produced exclusively for Bar Metro.

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