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Whiskyphile, noun [C] specialized / ˈwɪs.ki.faɪl / a disciplined devotion to whisky, first known use 2013.

Laphroaig

Laphroaig Distillery

Region: Islay Scotland, PA47 7DU

Founded: 1815

Status: Active

Owner: Beam/Suntory

Water source: The Kilbride Dam

Mash tun: Stainless steel full Lauter

Washbacks: 6x Stainless steel

Stills: 3x Wash 4x Spirit

Capacity: 3.3 million litres per annum

Laphroaig Whisky Reviews

Laphroaig An Cuan Mor ~ 48% (Travel Retail Exclusive)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 30 Years Old 2008 ~ 43% (D. Johnston & Co.)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2012 ‘Origin’ ~ 51.2% (Friends of Laphroaig)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 ‘Port wood edition’ ~ 51.3% (Friends Of Laphroaig)

Laphroaig Quarter Cask ~ 48% (Beam/Suntory)

Laphroaig Triple Wood ~ 48% (Beam/Suntory)

Laphroaig 12 Year Old 1996 – Bass ~ 58.6% (Lockett Bros)

Laphroaig 14 Years Old 2000 Cask 10432 – Old Malt Cask ~50% (Hunter Laing & Co Ltd.)

Laphroaig 15 Years Old 1998 UCF ~ 46% (Signatory)

Laphroaig 15 Years Old – Cask Sample DL9877~ 61.9% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)

Laphroaig 18 Years Old ~48% (Beam/Suntory)

Laphroaig 18 Years Old 1995 – 29.150 Hand rolled Cuban cigars ~ 59.2% (SMWS)

Laphroaig 22 Years Old 1991 Authentic Collection ~ 49.8% (Wm Cadenhead)

History:

The Laphroaig distillery was established in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston.[4] The Johnstons who founded Laphroaig were from the Clan Donald and are likely to be from the MacIain of Ardnamurchan branch of the clan. The family anglicized their name to Johnston.[4] The last member of the Johnston family to run the distillery was Ian Hunter, a nephew of Sandy Johnston, who died childless in 1954 and left the distillery to one of his managers, Bessie Williamson. The distillery was sold to Long John International in the 1960s, and subsequently became part of Allied Domecq.[5] The brand was in turn acquired by Fortune Brands in 2005, as one of the brands divested by Pernod Ricard in order to obtain regulatory approval for its takeover of Allied Domecq. Fortune Brands then split up its business product lines in 2011, forming its spirits business into Beam Inc. Beam was then purchased by Suntory Holdings in April 2014. Laphroaig has been the only whisky to carry the Royal Warrant of the Prince of Wales, which was awarded in person during a visit to the distillery in 1994. The 15-year-old was reportedly the prince’s favourite Scotch whisky.

Links:

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Wikipedia

Our Visit:  25th April 2014 WOLS Islay Trip 2014

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