Laphroaig 18 Year Old Diamond Jubilee

Laphroaig 18 Year Old Diamond Jubilee
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Winning bid: £110.00
Lot number: 079-2508

Laphroaig was founded in 1815 by two brothers from the unassuming Johnston family on the south coast of Islay. Named after the location that the distillery itself was created upon, the name loosely translates to the ‘broad hollow by the bay’. In 1994 the Prince of Wales awarded it the Royal Warrant, an accolade attested to no other whisky on earth. Rumour has it that it was the Prince’s most favoured whisky.

Having said that, Laphroaig is often perceived as quite an acquired taste amongst the faint of heart, perhaps due to it’s intense peaty, smoky and rich flavours. During the prohibition, an American Surgeon General was adamant that it was unfit for recreational consumption, and instead declared it to be strictly utilised for medical purposes only.

Today, it is the biggest selling single malt from Islay, and one of the last distilleries using its own floor maltings.

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne, Laphroaig launched a special Diamond Jubilee commemorative edition. Bearing Prince Charles’ Royal Warrant, the 3000 Jubilee cartons and bottles are already collector’s items.

Age: 18 Years Old

48% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 3,000 bottles released.

Please note small rip to back label.

Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 79th Auction (October 27 – November 5, 2017)
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