Product Information

Lot No: 0915/671
Distillery: Laphroaig Distillery
Bottler: Distillery
Country: Scotland
Series: Carlton Import USA
Bottling Date: early 1950s
Age: 14
Bottle Size: 4/5 Quart
Strength: 91.4 US Proof
Region: Islay

Laphroaig 14 Year Old - US Import Rotation 1953

Shipping Weight when Packed: 2.00 KG

1 bottle Laphroaig 14 Year Old. US Carlton import rotation 1953. No box. Early short screw capsule with branded lead foil wrapper. 4/5 US quarts. 91.4 US proof (equivalent to 45.7% abv). Level base of shoulder. Ageing to label appropriate to age. 

This bottle came from a vendor in the USA who discovered a full sealed case in the crawl space of their grandfather's attick. It is a remarkable piece of Islay whisky history and one of the oldest bottles of Laphroaig to come to the open market in a very long time. Although the level has suffered some evaporation the liquid remains perfectly clear so there is a strong chance - given the more robust bottling strength - that it would present itself well in the glass. An incredible find and a truly historic bottle that offers the buyer the amazing oportunity to taste 1930s Laphroaig.

This is one of the 10 remaining bottles from the original wooden case, all of which - including the case itself - are offered for sale here in this auction. After this sale there will be no further opportunities to acquire these bottles. 

Although a condition report is normally included in the lot description, we would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids.

If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please use the link "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen and described.

Please note: due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

This auction ended on
7th of October 2015 08:00:00 PM

Winning Bid: £ 2,050.00

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