Laphroaig 30 Years Old 1985 70cl 53.5°
The Laphroaig distillery of Islay offers an exceptional product with its 30-year-old Laphroaig. From whiskies distilled in 1985 and matured for three decades in Bourbon casks, this rare Single Malt condenses 30 years of aromas and maturation in the bottle.
For John Campbell, master distiller of Laphroaig, the bottling in 2016 of this unique Laphroaig 30 years old edition distilled in 1985 and aged exclusively in barrels of Bourbon remains a "unique moment".
With its 53.5°, this whisky is powerful, complex and very aromatic. It reveals very fruity notes of mandarin, mango, coconut with hints of almond and smoke tips. The set has beautiful spices of vanilla, coriander and ginseng.
No one knows the full history of Laphroaig as much of it has been lost in the midst of time unfortunately.
For a long time on Islay as in all Scotland, distilling was illegal so no one spoke of the numerous small stills, easy to move around and usually hidden in farms. If you wished a refill, just a nod and a wink in the right direction!
We know that the Johnston’s established a farm in Laphroaig around 1800 as, a while after, Charles & Willie Doig were asked to work “at the distillery”. From 1815, the Laphroaig reputation grew and caught the attention of tax agents who established “officially” Johnston & Johnston. This is how the great Laphroaig adventure began.
It is said a good story is about a good story-teller and who better than one of the former distillery managers? Discover the notes a visitor took after his interview with Iain Hendernson, retired in 1999. You may also check the complete history of the last two hundred years of the Laphroaig chronology.