Laphroaig Feis Ile 2013 Cairdeas Port Wood

Laphroaig Feis Ile 2013 Cairdeas Port Wood
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Winning bid: £170.00
Lot number: 083-2712

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.

This 2013 festival bottling is the first Port Wood finished Cairdeas. After being aged in Bourbon Casks it is finished in Port Casks which have given the whisky a fantastic colour.

Bottled: 2013

Cask Type: Bourbon, finished in Port

51.3% ABV / 70cl

Please note dent to tube lid

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 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)
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