Laphroaig 16 Year Old / Amazon Exclusive
Laphroaig is the largest of the three heavyweight Islay distilleries in Kilodalton, out-stripping the production capacity of neighbor's, Ardbeg and Lagavulin, by over 1 million liters per annum. Despite its traditional appearance, Laphroaig was always a forward-thinking distillery. It was bottled as a single malt as early as the 1920s, an unfashionable option at the time, especially for a peated whisky. They were also shrewd in capitalizing on post-Prohibition America to add trademark sweetness to their spirit through the use of imported ex-bourbon casks, and hired Scotland’s first ever female distillery manager, Bessie Williamson, in 1954. Laphroaig is one of only a handful of distilleries in Scotland to still use in-house maltings, providing them with 20% of their annual requirements, and contributing to the distillery’s unique flavor profile.
This Laphroaig 16 year old was first launched in September 2019 and has been matured exclusively in ex-Bourbon barrels. It was available exclusively through Amazon in Europe and limited to 11,500 bottles.