Laphroaig 2001 15 Year Old First Editions

Laphroaig 2001 15 Year Old First Editions
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Winning bid: £125.00
Lot number: 084-4335

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.

Bottled as part of the First Editions Series.

Distilled: 2001

Bottled: 2016

Age: 15 Years Old

Cask Type: Refill Hogshead

Cask Number: 12787

56.2% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 270 bottles released

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Featured in: The 84th Auction (March 23 – April 1, 2018)