Laphroaig 16 Year, a Whisky Foundation Exclusive! Distilled in 1999 at Laphroaig Distillery on Islay then matured in a rum cask for 16 years. This independent release by Kingsbury was bottled at cask strength 55.0% in 2016. The single cask bottling from #4144 is non-chill filtered with no added coloring. Only 217 bottles produced.
One of the most strongly flavored Scottish whiskies, epitomized by it’s distinct profile described as smoky or peaty. It’s a quite divisive whisky, loved by some while leaving others shocked. Even still it remains a very popular Scottish whisky. Laphroaig has been the only whisky to carry the Royal Warrant of the Prince of Wales, which was awarded in person during a visit to the distillery in 1994. The 15-year-old is reportedly the prince’s favourite Scotch whisky.
Kingsbury is an Aberdeen-based independent bottler. Founded in 1989 with offices in London it focuses on offering single malt whiskies from highly regarded distilleries across Scotland. Each of the single cask offerings comes from a hand selected cask that has been vetting for quality.