Laphroaig – 2000 – 12 years – 46,00%

Douglas of Drumlanrig 
Distilled  : 09/2000 – Bottled : 04/2013 – Cask Number : 9744 – Alcool : 46%

Love it or hate it! Adore it or abhor it! The advertising is full, direct, no frills. Like the single malt that says loud and clear its peaty. Marin, it is, the distillery has literally feet in the water. No wonder you breathe iodine in the glass as well as in the air.

La distillerie Laphroaig
La distillerie de Laphroaig (on prononce “Lafrog”, ce qui signifie “le joli creux dans la grande baie”) est située sur l’île d’Islay, à l’ouest de l’Ecosse, et plus particulièrement sur sa côte sud, au bord de la mer face à l’Irlande, aux côtés des distilleries Ardberg et Lagavulin.
Laphroaig fut une des rares à pouvoir écouler en toute légalité son single malt aux USA durant la période de la prohibition ! Sa saveur médicinale lui permit de figurer dans les pharmacies aux côtés des remèdes traditionnels…pour soigner quoi…la gueule de bois ? Ca, l’histoire ne le dit pas. Par contre, la légende voudrait que ce soit après une séance de dégustation poussée, par son importateur Joseph Kennedy, père de JFK,que les fonctionnaires américains aient délivré leur autorisation…no comment !
Les versions Laphroaig d’embouteilleurs indépendants, le plus souvent en cask strength, ou faiblement réduit, sont assez rares sur le marché. Elles témoignent surtout que Laphroaig peut révéler encore plus de complexités aromatiques que les versions standard.
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The Bottler Hunter Laing – Douglas of Drumlanrig
Hunter Laing – a new company …… since the third generation
Although recently established and operational, Hunter Laing is a continuation of 60 years of experience and mastery in the Whisky.
Stewart Laing did give his middle name, Hunter, to form the name of the Company : Hunter Laing where he is joined by his sons Andrew and Scott, who brought in their own independent bottling company and its brand First Editions in Hunter Laing .
We are pleased to announce that the Douglas of DumlanrigFirst Editions, Sovereign, Hepburn’s Choice and Distiller’s Art in whisky and Kill Devil in single cask bottlings of Rum make part of the portfolio La Boutique du Chemin.
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Islay, Isle of
The island of Islay (pronounces Eye-La), the most southerly of all the Hebrides, lies on the east coast of Kintyre.
It is flat, green and largely composed of peat (water on the island is brown with it mixed with peat). The harsh winter winds push the salty clouds far on the island, allowing the peat to soak in water, which is again dried by salty breezes of the sea. All these features make the charm of whiskeys from Islay, of great importance for some and less for others.
It has undoubtedly a privileged position in the world of whisky. The island has nine distilleries in activity and is carried by many whisky’s specialists as an autonomous region. It still remains parts of the installation of two other distilleries, such as warehouses, or in one case, an oven. In the best of times, there were here nearly 26 distilleries.
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Notes de dégustation

Nose :   Bold peat smoke, light pipe tobacco, then some delicate floral notes.
Palate: Peat and honeycomb, almost gingery and delicate cinnamon with a thick sweetness.
Finish: Lingering and peated with a sweet complexity.

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Weight 1.50 kg
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Millésime

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Single Cask

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Brut de fût

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