Laphroaig 32 years old, Limited Edition
Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled by the Laphroig distillery matured in first and second fill ex-oloroso Sherry hogsheads, and bottled in 2015 at 32 years of old at 46.6% ABV.
Limited Edition to celebrate 200 years of the Distillery (1815-2015)
5,880 bottles were produced.
Tasting Notes: peaches, apricots, plums, red apples, toasted almond, coconut, cedar, peat, smoked meat, green tobacco leaves and coriander.
Known for its powerful peaty aromas Laphroaig distillery history begins in 1825 with Donald and Alexander Johnston leasing 250 hectares of land to raise cattle and plant barley for feed.
Donald and Alexander gained a reputation for whisky made on their excess crop of Barley, using a local water source low in minerals but soft and peaty.
During the 19th century curiously, their neighbor distiller Lagavulin were buying about 50% of the Laphroaig’s production to use on their blended whisky.
The business remained in the Johnston family until 1960’s when it was sold to Long John International, and more recently in 2011 bought by Bean that became Bean Suntory in 2014.
To this day Laphroaig is one of the few distilleries with its own malting floor, although the homemade malt only supplies 10% of its needs for a year production.