Laphroaig 10 Year Old Royal Warrant 1994 Release

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Royal Warrant 1994 Release
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Winning bid: £170.00
Lot number: 096-00443

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 its 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 limited Laphroaig was produced to celebrate the granting of the Royal Warrant by appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales, on the 1st of January 1994.

Age: 10 Years Old

40% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 2200 bottles released

Please note minor markings to carton.

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Featured in: The 96th Auction (March 29 – April 7, 2019)
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