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Laphroaig 15 years 1997 Signatory Vintage Artist n°4 Sherry Hogshead Cask n°3350 - One of 291 - bottled 2014 LMDW

  • 54.30% |
  • 0.70L

A single cask Laphroaig (#3350) distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2014, matured in a refill sherry hogshead. This bottling was part of the Artist range, created by La Maison du Whisky in 2011. Every year, a team from La Maison du Whisky visits Edradour to select casks from various distilleries from t…More info

  • Distillery: Laphroaig
  • Appellation: Whisky, Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Scotland, Scotland, Islay
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label

Lot presentation
Laphroaig 15 years 1997 Signatory Vintage Artist n°4 Sherry Hogshead Cask n°3350 - One of 291 - bottled 2014 LMDW

Cuvée presentation

A single cask Laphroaig (#3350) distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2014, matured in a refill sherry hogshead. This bottling was part of the Artist range, created by La Maison du Whisky in 2011. Every year, a team from La Maison du Whisky visits Edradour to select casks from various distilleries from the vaults of Signatory Vintage. These casks are bottled individually at cask strength, without chill filtration or colouring. The range is organized into five-year age brackets, such as Over 5 Year Old and Over 10 Year Old. The labels for the range are produced by a different artist every year. The labels for the fourth Artist range were designed by Albane Simon. A limited edition of 291 bottles.

The distillery Laphroaig

Scotland, Isle of Islay. Distillery operational. Owner: Beam - Suntory

Few distilleries have inspired as much excitement among collectors as Laphroaig, and this with just a single expression of its single malt, the Laphroaig 10 Year Old. Nonetheless, since the end of WWII, it has released a large number of bottlings, each varying from one market to the next. Its heavily peated style has developed according to the barrels used for maturation (sherry/bourbon). Its ABV, varying from 40% to 60% for its cask strength bottlings, favours one characteristic of its profile over another. And yet, it is still the Laphroaig 10 Year Old and has been for 70 years and counting. This expression forms a collection of its own thanks to its numerous importers and labels, including Filippi Fausto to Bonfanti, Cinzano, R.H.Elsbach & Co and Carlton Import. Laphroaig is, however, also renowned for its outstanding vintages 1960, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980 and 1981 and versions aged 15 - 40 years. All in own, a world of its own.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Laphroaig
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Bottler: Signatory Vintage
  • Age: 15 years
  • Appellation: Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Scotland, Scotland, Islay
  • Alcohol percentage: 54.30 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Case: No
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Laphroaig 15 years 1997 Signatory Vintage Artist n°4 Sherry Hogshead Cask n°3350 - One of 291 - bottled 2014 LMDW
Laphroaig 15 years 1997 Signatory Vintage Artist n°4 Sherry Hogshead Cask n°3350 - One of 291 - bottled 2014 LMDW

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Laphroaig 15 years 1997 Signatory Vintage Artist n°4 Sherry Hogshead Cask n°3350 - One of 291 - bottled 2014 LMDW

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format