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Laphroaig 30 Years Old The Ian Hunter Story 70cl 46.7°

Distillery : Laphroaig / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 24120

This 30 year old Single Malt is the first edition of The Ian Hunter Story from the Laphroaig distillery. Each version celebrates chapters in the life of Ian Hunter, the last member of the founding family of the distillery to own and manage Laphroaig.

Laphroaig was distilled in 1967 and is becoming increasingly rare, it was rewarded in 2005 with a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It comes from a blend of Sherry casks.

This lightly peated Single Malt is bottled at 46.7°.

This version is available in a pretty book-box.

1 663,75 € tax incl.

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Features
Volume0.7 L
ABV46.7 °
DistilleryLaphroaig
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Vintage1967
Age30 years
MaturationSherry Casks
PeatLightly Peated
PackagingBox
Reference:24120

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.

Nose: the notes of mandarin and mango are tempered by those of almond and coconut, with aromatic oils of peat and smoked sage.

Palate: fat on the palate with notes of orange peel, vanilla and coriander leaf in a cigar box.

Overall: long and complex with hints of stone fruit and persistent chewing tobacco.