Laphroaig 1998 15 Year Old Artist #3 by La Maison Du Whisky

Laphroaig 1998 15 Year Old Artist #3 by La Maison Du Whisky
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Winning bid: £220.00
Lot number: 084-4711

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 by La Maison Du Whisky as part of their Artist series.

Distilled: 1998

Bottled: 2013

Age: 15 years old

Cask Type: Refill Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 700353

60.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 527 bottles released

Please note minor wear and tear to carton.

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

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