Laphroaig 15 Year Old makes short return

20th April, 2015 by Becky Paskin

Laphroaig Scotch whisky is celebrating its 200th anniversary with the re-release of its much-lauded 15-year-old this summer.

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Laphroaig 15 Year Old is making a limited return to global shelves

Originally launched in the 1980s, Laphroaig 15 Year Old had a subtler peat character and higher bottling strength of 43% abv.

Replaced by the Laphroaig 18 Year Old in 2009, the original bottling has become something of a collectors’ item and a favourite among Laphroaig fans.

In celebration of the distillery’s 200th anniversary, distillery manager John Campbell has created a replica of the original bottling as a limited edition.

Bottled at 43% abv, the new Laphroaig 15 Year Old will be available in global markets from May at an RRP of £75 for 700ml.

As the year progresses, Beam Suntory, brand owner of Laphroiag, will release further commemorative expressions form the Islay distillery.

The brand has also launched a consumer competition called ‘200 Opinions Wanted’, in which fans are invited to submit their unique opinions of the whisky for the chance to win a trip to Laphroaig Live, a global whisky event held at the distillery.

 

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