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December 11, 2019

Laphroaig Scotch Whisky has released the first chapter of its new collectable series of aged whiskies, The Ian Hunter Story™, Book One: Unique Character (MSRP: $1,2500).

 

This first chapter of the series celebrates Ian Hunter and starts with American oak as Ian Hunter’s decision to introduce American oak casks to Laphroaig’s maturation process is perhaps his greatest legacy. Laphroaig honors this innovation with an exquisite, Laphroaig 30 Year Old Cask Strength, matured solely in ex-bourbon barrels in tribute to Ian Hunter.

TASTING NOTES:

Color: Burnished gold. 

Nose: Sweet and medicinal with manuka honey, light peat smoke, cooked apple and rosemary vanilla. Orgeat syrup and a hint of lemon peel to complete the aroma. 

Palate: Peaty and peppery with notes of herbs, cedar, kumquat zest and gorse flower.

Finish: Coastal with subtle iodine, sea salt and seaweed notes. A touch of coffee and oaky character.