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Laphroaig 1998 11 Years Petrus Cask Murray McDavid 70cl 46% vol. It is an Islay single malt distilled by Laphroaig in 1998, aged and bottled without dyes or cold filtered in the Bruichladdich distillery in bourbon barrels and finished in Château Petrus Cask in a limited series of 1400 bottles. Petrus barrel finish gives whiskey an intense ruby glow.
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Laphroaig 1998 11 Years Petrus Cask Murray McDavid 70cl 46% vol. It is an Islay single malt distilled by Laphroaig in 1998, aged and bottled without dyes or cold filtered in the Bruichladdich distillery in bourbon barrels and finished in Château Petrus Cask in a limited series of 1400 bottles. The Petrus barrel finish gives the whiskey an intense ruby glow and notes of ripe red fruit.
The Laphroaig distillery is located on the south coast of the island of Islay, near Port Ellen and The Kilbride Dam, distillery water supply.
Laphroaig dated 1815, when brothers Alexander and Donald Johnston, of the MacIain clan of Ardnamurchan founded the distillery, in 1847 Donald Johnston, sole owner of Laphroaig, falls into a tub of boiling whiskey and dies, in that time Walter Graham, owner of Lagavulin, takes the reins of the two distilleries, Laphroaig and Lagavulin, while Dugald Johnston, son of Donald and an early age, prepares to take over the distillery.
In 1857 the distillery returns to the hands of the Johnston family, which would maintain possession of the distillery until 1954.
During this period the Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries enter into a legal case, when Laphroaig cancels a commercial agreement in which it had agreed to sell its whiskey to Lagavulin for the elaboration of blendeds, which at that time include White Horse , invented in 1890 by Lagavulin's owner, Peter Mackie.
After breaching the contract, in retaliation, Lagavulin decides to block Laphroaig's water supply, going into court again, the appeal is in favor of Laphroaig this time, in response, one year later, Lagavulin hires the manager of Laphroaig with the aim of recreating the stills and thus making an exact whiskey from the neighboring distillery. Fortunately the attempt failed and today we can enjoy both distilleries, it should be said that the relations between the distilleries today are much more cordial.
The last member of the Johnston clan to lead the distillery was Ian Hunter, a nephew of Sandy Johnston who managed to persuade the authorities that this was not really during the time of the ban whiskey, but a medicinal spirit using as an argument the iodized notes and the opinion of an officer who was convinced that no one would drink such a potent concoction for pleasure. When he died without children, he left the distillery in the hands of Bessie Williamson, a legend in Islay. After Bessie's withdrawal from the business in 1972, the distillery would change ownership several times until it ended up in possession of Beam Suntory in 2005.
The Laphroaig distillery is famous for printing on its whiskeys powerful notes in both aroma and flavor of peat, smoked, iodized and marine.
Established in 1996 by Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin and Gordon Wright, former director of the Springbank Distillery, Murray McDavid is located in the Speyside region of the Coleburn Distillery. In these facilities is where the maturation of the whiskeys takes place.
In December 2000 Murray McDavid buys the sleeping distillery Bruichladdich and reactivates production again. In 2012, the Rémy Cointreau Group purchases the Bruichladdich distillery and as part of the transaction Murray McDavid is included under the intention of "Our intention is to continue the legacy of Murray McDavid by staying true to its founders' vision and principles such as bottling carefully selected single malts without chill-filtering or adding color and continuing and developing the tradition of Ace-ing casks ", continue the legacy of Murray McDavid maintaining the principles of its founders, such as bottling carefully selected single malts without cold filtering or coloring .
Style: Single Malt.
Aging: Distilled by Laphroaig in 1998, aged and bottled in 2009 without dyes or cold filtration in the Bruichladdich distillery in bourbon barrels and finished in Château Petrus Cask in a limited series of 1400 bottles.
Nose: The nose shows classic distillery, smoked, peat, medicinal notes accompanied by the influence of the barrel in the form of ripe red fruit; Redcurrant, pomegranate, cherry.
Mouth: In the mouth it is oily, dense, the result of not being cold filtered. Licorice, toast, peat smoke, cherry and currant.
Finish: Long and persistent, with smoke and a bitter memory of licorice.
Murray McDavid masterfully combines the powerful notes of smoke and peat with the influence in the form of red fruit notes from Petrus barrels in this limited series of 1400 bottles. < / p>