The ballot that offers Laphroaig fans a chance to buy the new Laphroaig Archive Collection 36 Year Old will open today (27th November).
Only 400 bottles are available from this exclusive new release, and lucky ballot winners will pay £3,750 for the bottle.
The Laphroaig Archive Collection is a new venture from Laphroaig that “[honours] the Distiller’s craft, patience and hard work”. This particular expression was distilled in the mid-1980s and had been guarded by six different distillery managers during its maturation period including Murdo Reed, Colin Ross, Iain Henderson, Robin Shields, John Campbell, and Barry MacAffer – the current distillery manager at Laphroaig.
The hand-blown green glass decanter is inspired by the sea glass that can be found on the beaches of Islay. Sea glass is glass from things such as bottles that has been eroded by the sea over a period of time and becomes as smooth as a pebble. On their website, Laphroaig says “[i]t takes time and patience to turn plain, abandoned glass into something new and exciting. That same process is needed to make something as rich and delicious as The Archive Collection 36 Year Old.”.
Laphroaig is well-known for its peaty whiskies, and the 36 year old is no exception. However, there are many layers of complexity to the spirit, according to the tasting notes. Amongst the smokiness, there are notes of tropical fruit and zest on the palate, which gives way to warming peat on the finish.
The whisky was matured in American ex-bourbon, before being finished in a sherry-seasoned Oloroso hogshead and bottled at cask strength.
The ballot opens at 9:30 am on 27th of November and closes on the 30th of November.
For your chance to buy a bottle of the Laphroaig Archive Collection 36 Year Old, enter the ballot here.
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