Laphroaig 30 Year Ian Hunter Story – Book 2 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Laphroaig’s Ian Hunter Story series draws its inspiration from an icon of Islay scotch whisky. In this, the second in the series, we find a profile that’s right in sweet, smoky stone fruit, thanks to thirty years’ maturation in Spanish Oloroso casks.
The second chapter in Laphroaig’s Ian Hunter Story Book, matured for three decades in Spanish oak oloroso sherry casks. Typically peaty, the nose also offers notes of dates, figs, rich cigar smoke, liquorice and dark chocolate. The palate offers notes of orange peel, manuka honey and smoked stone fruits, with waves of peat smoke in the background.
Introducing the second release of Ian Hunter’s series: a non-chill filtered whisky with sweet sherry notes underscored by Laphroaig ‘s characteristic peatiness, aged for 30 years in Spanish Oak Oloroso Sherry oaks. The second release of Ian hunter Series is a tribute to the Icon that Ian Hunter built more than 100 years ago. Because no one thing is more important to the creation of Laphroaig than the place it comes from—Islay and the ‘hollow by the bay’ where Laphroaig first came into being. It might seem obvious to state, but our whisky could not be recreated in any other place than this.
Behold, Book 2 from Laphroaig 30 Year Ian Hunter Story series! Following on from Book 1, this particular edition was matured for an impressive 30 years in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry casks! The range honours former owner and manager of Laphroaig, Ian Hunter.
First thing you notice is the iodine, classic Laphroaig, and then meaty notes like smoked bacon but with a sweet maple syrup cure, toffee, with spices such as pink peppercorns, chilli and liquorice.
Spicy peppery notes with seaweed and that iodine note again, creamy full nutty texture with stone fruit, rose petal and toffee.
Long with nuts and a lemon peel lift.
A rich dark old dram but that Laphroaig Distillery character still dominates after all this time.