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Laphroaig Distillery



 

Distillery Details


Meaning:
EN: Hollow by the Broad Bay
DE: Senke an der breiten Bucht
Region:
Islay
Location:
Port Ellen, Islay
Founded:
1810 by Alexander & Donald Johnston
Owner:
Beam Suntory
Status:
Active
Capacity:
3.500.000 LPA
Notes:
The founder's father founded Lagavulin
Best-selling of all the Islay malts
Four floor maltings hold 7 tonnes each and account for 15% of all malt used
70% comes from Port Ellen, the remainder from the mainland
There are two bottlings of the 10yo per year, but little is done to match the flavours to previous bottlings
The distillery has the shortest railway in the world - 9m from the peat store to the kilns
Awarded the Royal Warrant in 1994 by the Prince of Wales
Has one of the oldest mills in the industry

 

 

Laphroaig Distillery



 

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