Laphroaig 10 Year Old Pre Royal Warrant 75cl

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Pre Royal Warrant 75cl
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Lot number: 085-0181

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.

A rather rare 10 year old from the years before Laphroaig received its Royal Warrant. The B73 where the ABV should be on the bottle indicates this is a South African bottling. These were bottled in the 1970s.

Age: 10 Years Old

43% ABV / 75cl

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Featured in: The 85th Auction (April 27 – May 6, 2018)
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