Ended 12 April 2022
Laphroaig 1974 31 Year Old  70cl / 49.7%
Laphroaig 1974 31 Year Old  70cl / 49.7% Laphroaig 1974 31 Year Old  70cl / 49.7% Laphroaig 1974 31 Year Old  70cl / 49.7%
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Lot 128293

Laphroaig 1974 31 Year Old 70cl / 49.7%

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Currency Estimate

EUR €8,619.66

Lot Information

31

Official Distillery Bottling

Sherry

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Scotland

910

Islay

49.7%

1974

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Description

A bottle of Laphroaig 1974 31 Year Old Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky, matured in sherry casks.

This is bottle number 806 of 910.

The label carries a royal warrant by appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales.

Laphroaig distillery was built on Islay in 1815 by brothers Alexander and Donald Johnston. In 1847, Donald, who ran the distillery day to day, died after falling into a vat of boiling pot ale. The labels still bore the name 'D Johnston & Co.' into the 1960s.

By the 1920s, now under the ownership of Donald's great grandson Ian Hunter, Laphroaig was being sold as a single malt and the number of stills rose to four. Hunter left the distillery to his secretary Elizabeth 'Bessie' Williamson when he died in 1954, she became the only woman to own and run a Scottish distillery in the 20th century. By the time Bessie retired in 1972, the distillery was owned by American firm Schenley and the number of stills had increased to seven. In 1994 the distillery was awarded a Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales and Laphroaig founded its member's association, Friends of Laphroaig.

As of 2014 the distillery is owned by Beam Suntory.

This Laphroaig 1974 31 Year Old sold at our online auction for £7,200

Condition

Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.

The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

Fill Level

Into neck

Approx. shipping weight

3kg
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