Product Information

Lot No: 0418/918
Distillery: Laphroaig Distillery
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Country: Scotland
Vintage: 1988
Bottling Date: 2002
Age: 14
Bottles Produced: 228
Bottle Size: 70cl
Strength: 63.4% / 100.9 Proof

Laphroaig 1988-2002 - 14 Year Old - SMWS 29.25

Cross Reference To Delivery Table: 2.00

1 bottle Laphroaig 1988 - 2002. 14 Year Old. Scotch Malt Whisky Society 29.25. One of 228 bottles. No box. 70cl. 63.4%. 100.9 Proof. Level in neck. Minor marks to label, otherwise good condition. Foil slightly perforated but still intact.

From the archives. "Hot plastic and wood shavings. Founded by Johnston brothers in 1815, the distillery remained in the family until it was passed into the ownership of the first ever woman to run a distillery in Scotland, so they say. A barrel has coloured this dram a mid-gold with orange highlights and the first impression on the nose gives a surprising waft of apple sweetie fruitiness. A woodshed complex of aromas quickly overtakes this: creosote, wood-glue, and some old pots of varnish and paint. The taste is unusual but certainly Islay, with some coal tar soaps, hot pastic and iodine. Add a dash of water and the fruitiness returns, this time bruised apples on an orchard floor with wasps buzzing around. This is mixed with more powerful Islay characteristics: iodine and coal tar soap again, swimming pool footbaths, wood shavings and again more creosote. Not a trade-mark example from this Kildalton big-boy, but will still appeal to those that enjoy the weird and wonderful world of Islay!" The original price of this bottle in 2002 was £47.

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This auction ended on
2nd of May 2018 08:00:00 PM

Winning Bid: £ 260.00

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