This 30-year-old single malt is the first release in The Ian Hunter Story from Islay's Laphroaig distillery. The story is a fifteen-part series of rare aged single malts, celebrating chapters in the life of Ian Hunter, the last member of the distillery's founding family to own and manage Laphroaig. Hunter took the helm of the distillery in 1908 and was responsible for launching Laphroaig as a single malt. This series commemorates Hunter's influence and celebrates the unique spirit that he helped create. This 2019 release is aged for thirty years in first-fill American white oak bourbon barrels and bottled at a strength of 46.7% abv free from chill filtration, with just 4,800 bottles produced.
Distillery Manager John Campbell writes:
'In life itself we develop so many layers and changes that ultimately shape us all. The feeling I have with this whisky is that it has been on an amazing journey and that we should now savour its glory!!
'Peat reek, manuka honey, stewed fruits, vanilla pods and signature floral notes. A coastal finish with iodine, seaweed and white pepper. Ian Hunter completed the Laphroaig recipe by adding maturation in ex-bourbon barrels. This whisky is a timeless and signature Laphroaig that Ian Hunter would savour himself.'