Laphroaig 30 Year The Ian Hunter Story Book 1

Peated Single Malt

Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland

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The Ian Hunter Story is a series of limited releases from Laphroaig in honor of the legacy of Ian Hunter. He was the last of the Johnston family to own and manage the distillery, steering the ship from 1908 to 1944. Book One lays the foundation with Laphroaig's tradition via first-fill bourbon-cask aging, as Hunter was the first to introduce American white oak barrels to Laphroaig's maturation processes. The whisky comes in a storybook box and is bottled at 46.7%.

  • age
    30 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill bourbon

Tasting Notes

"The nose starts with a teriyaki glazed roast, with honey and meatiness, alongside creamsicle, lemon zest, heather and seawater. More of Laphroaig's typical peat smoke, charcoal and salt come out to play on the palate, all working alongside sweet vanillins of toffee and fudge. A long lasting finish is minty, peppery and herbal, with oak and pine, ash, and canned peaches. "

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