Laphroaig 40 Year Old

Laphroaig 40 Year Old
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Winning bid: £4400.00
Lot number: 083-0098

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 translate 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.

These casks were laid down for four decades in Warehouse Number One where bracing waves and salt spray batter the ancient walls. Warehouse No. 1, is the oldest of its type at Laphroaig. The building has an ash floor, which, combined with its exposed position on the rocky shore, creates a cool, damp, temperate atmosphere.

Distilled: 1960

Age: 40 Years Old

42.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 1826

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Featured in: The 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)
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