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.
In 1994 HRH The Prince of Wales granted D.Johnston & Company Ltd (owners of Laphroaig) the honour of his warrant. At timely intervals the distillery manager selects a single barrel to be bottled exclusively for Highgrove, Charles's family home. Each barrel fills approximately 280 bottles.
Cask Number: 5164
46% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 20
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