Laphroaig – 2000 – 14 years – 50,00%

Douglas of Drumlanrig 
Special “re-bottling” for La Boutique du Chemin of Old Malt Cask OMC2371
Distilled : 04/2000 – Bottled :04/2014 – Fût n° :  9736 – Alcool : 50%

Laphroaig distillery
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. Une région qui a compté de nombreuses distilleries artisanales, compte tenu des facilités d’approvisionnement par la mer.
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 que les fonctionnaires américains aient délivré leur autorisation…no comment ! L’importateur de Laphroaig était à ce moment un certain Joseph Kennedy, père de JFK.
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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 :  Initially sweet with vanilla, sultanas and raisins, and a slight peatiness.
Palate : Smooth and creamy with vanilla, peat, seaweed and sherry notes.
Finish : Long lingering and dry, with peat smoke and oak.

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Weight 1.50 kg
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