Laphroaig 2001 19 Year Old - Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series 3rd Release
A selected cask by Cask 88 for the Folklore Series this 19 Year old was Distilled on the 14th February 2001, aged in a Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux cask for 19 years prior to bottling. This is the 3rd release in the series with the cask yielding only 258 Bottles Bottle No. 3
About the distillery
Laphroaig Distillery, region Islay, located on Islay was founded in 1815 by Johnson brothers Donald & Alexander, Laphroaig Built a strong reputation from the start of production with a number of founders looking to build new distilleries within close proximity of Laphroaig enabling them to use the same water source that Laphroaig used which Donald strongly disputed as the water source was a limited resource. The dispute lasted 6 years against a planned new distillery named Ardenistiel Distillery, along with a dispute against Peter Mackie who was the owner of Lagavulin distillery who was previously a sales agent Laphroaig who in 1907 lost his agency, set out and constructed the infamous Malt Mill distillery to create an identical whisky to that of Laphroaig. Fortunately for Laphroaig and Donald, Peter Mackie's Malt Mill was nothing to the sort that was produced at Laphroaig due to the different water source and Peat used and the dispute ended with the new "Ardenistiel distillery" when Andrew Stein who intended to construct the new distillery fell ill and passed away. Alexander Ceased producing whisky at that time and moved away from the Island and Donald passed away. The Descendants ran the distillery until 1887 when the Hunter family took over and in 1954 when Ian Hunter passed away, with no Descendants to leave the distillery to left it to a manager at the distillery Bessie Williamson who became the first Female to manage a whisky distillery. In the 1960's the distillery was sold to Long John International who were acquired by Allied Domecq, Fortune Brands Acquired Allied Domecq in 2005 and in 2013 Beam Suntory acquired fortune brands.
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