Laphroaig 34 Year Old The Ian Hunter Story (Book 5)

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 45.5% / 70cl

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    "Book Five: Enduring Spirit," the concluding edition in the Ian Hunter series, is a distinctive 34 year old single malt from Laphroaig. This exceptional whisky is double matured, initially aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon American Oak barrels and then in Pedro Ximénez European Oak Hogheads. This unique maturation process, a testament to Ian Hunter's innovative approach, imparts a complex and rich flavor profile, making it a remarkable and sought-after expression in Laphroaig's history.

    Tasting Note by Laphroaig: 
    Nose: Lightly peaty with notes of iodine and burnt wood. Floral green malt, sweet candyfloss and vanilla fudge, and subtle blueberry and raspberry accents. .
    Palate: Sweet and spicy, with hints of classic Laphroaig peat and cold barbecue ash. Salted caramel and butterscotch, roast chestnut, a hint of peach, dried flowers and white pepper.
    Finish: Peaty and malty, with a lingering sweetness.

    Specifications

    • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    • Region: Islay
    • Country: Scotland
    • Brand/Distillery: Laphroaig
    • Cask Type: First Fill Ex-Bourbon American Oak Cask | Pedro Ximenez European Oak Cask
    • Age: 34 Year Old
    • Volume: 70cl
    • ABV: 45.5%
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    Fabulous item whiskey very quick delivery and good communication. No faults .
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    Laphroaig Distillery: The Essence of Islay's Smoky Soul

    Laphroaig Distillery, nestled on the rugged shores of Islay, an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, is celebrated as a haven for peat lovers and a custodian of the island's iconic smoky character. Established in 1815, the distillery holds a long-standing reputation for producing distinctive and robust single malt Scotch whisky. Laphroaig whiskies are known for their bold and intense flavors, characterized by the pungent aroma of peat smoke, medicinal notes, and a hint of maritime saltiness. The distillery takes pride in its use of traditional methods, including floor malting and direct-fired stills, which contribute to the authenticity and depth of its expressions. Each sip of Laphroaig whisky offers an immersive experience of Islay's untamed and captivating soul.

    The Unique Peat Phenomenon of Laphroaig Distillery

    What sets Laphroaig Distillery apart and makes it truly unique is its unparalleled dedication to peat. The distillery's location on the Isle of Islay, known for its abundant peat bogs, allows Laphroaig to create whiskies with a character that is deeply rooted in the island's terroir. The use of heavily peated malt, along with traditional floor malting techniques, infuses the spirit with the unmistakable aroma of smoldering peat fires. Laphroaig's commitment to direct-fired stills adds to the intensity of the peat influence, resulting in whiskies that carry a powerful and evocative smokiness. The distillery's fanatical following of "Friends of Laphroaig" and its annual Cairdeas releases showcase the strong bond between the distillery and its dedicated enthusiasts. Laphroaig's unwavering focus on peat and its daringly bold expressions have solidified its place as an iconic name among whisky connoisseurs who seek the ultimate Islay peated experience.

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