Laphroaig - The Ian Hunter Story - Book 2: Building an Icon - 1989 30 year old Whisky

70cl | 48.2%

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Distillery Laphroaig
Series / Description The Ian Hunter Story - Book 2: Building an Icon
Vintage 1989
Year Bottled 2020
Age 30 year old
Alcohol ABV 48.2 %
Cask Strength Yes
Cask Wood Type Oloroso Sherry
Single Cask No
Number Bottled 4800
Packaging Special Packaging
Bottler Distillery
Country of Origin Scotland
Stopper Cork
Bottle Type Standard
Bottle Size 70cl
Neck Level Full Level
HTFW Cat. No. LP12827

Product Description

The second release in Laphroaig's five part Ian Hunter series.  Book 2 is a 30 Year Old Islay Single Malt that has been matured in Sherry casks.  This is the second of five extremly limited releases from the iconic Islay distillery and is sure to be one of the most talked about bottlings of the year.

This series of rare and collectable aged whiskies honours the legacy of one man, Ian Hunter, the last of the Johnston family to own and manage the Laphroaig distillery, between 1908 and 1944. Each release will contain a rare and aged Laphroaig, set into a beautifully crafted book that will document a part of Ian’s rich legacy. Every year a new chapter will be told, uncovering the extensive history behind Laphroaig and the characters who created it, making this a collection unlike any other, and one that is treasured by Laphroaig fans across the world.

Ian Hunter’s firm hand on the helm of the distillery, and innovative approach to the process of whisky-making, resulted in today’s iconic Laphroaig signature flavour: complex, smoky and often polarizing. His care and commitment to Laphroaig can be seen not only in the techniques still used today to create Laphroaig whisky, but also in the very fabric of the distillery. Having introduced the American oak, ex-Bourbon barrels to the maturation process after his travels to the United States, Ian soon realised the distillery itself would have to grow in order to accommodate not only the amount of barrels he brought back, but the changes he was to make to keep Laphroaig running as a business.

Official Tasting Notes

Colour - Burnt umber

Nose - Dried dates and figs, cigar box with toffee and dark chocolate, liquorice with medicinal notes, pink peppercorns and all spice. Adding water brings out pipe tobacco and orange peel

Taste - Manuka honey & sweet, smoked stone fruit

Finish - Long and mouth drying

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