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Laphroaig 1990 Moon Import #11685 / In the Pink

Lot: 6142395

Laphroaig 1990 Moon Import #11685 / In the Pink

Winning Bid: £410
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 12 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Laphroaig
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1990
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Moon Import
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Laphroaig 1990 Moon Import #11685 / In the Pink

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980 and he bottled his first whisky in 1982. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, often using images found in old books. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity. The company is still going strong, and their early releases are some of the brightest gems in any whisky collection.

This is one of two single cask bottlings of Laphroaig from the In the Pink series. Distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2000.

Cask #11685 yielded only 330 bottles.

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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