Laphroaig 30 Year The Ian Hunter Story Book 1

The Ian Hunter Story – Book 1 is the first chapter of a series of rare and collectable aged whiskies honours the legacy of one man. Ian Hunter, the last of the Johnston family to own and manage the Laphroaig distillery, between 1908 and 1944.

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Laphroaig 30 Year The Ian Hunter Story Book 1

Book One: Unique Character reflects Ian Hunter’s formidable character and represents everything that is traditional about Laphroaig today. Aged in first-fill bourbon barrels, this non-chill filtered whisky is beautifully rounded with a combination of sweet, zesty and medicinal notes. This is where Ian Hunter’s influence is most obvious, as it was his decision to introduce American white oak barrels into the maturation process of Laphroaig. Over time, the original smokiness of this 30-year-old whisky has become less of an assault on the senses. Beautifully married with the sweet vanilla notes enhanced with ageing, the whisky develops into a more mature, well-rounded dram. This is a liquid worth savouring – and a Laphroaig worthy of Ian Hunter himself.


Laphroaig 30 Year The Ian Hunter Story Book 1 Tasting Note

    • COLOUR

      Burnished Gold

    • NOSE

      Sweet and medicinal with manuka honey, light peat smoke, cooked apple and rosemary vanilla. Orgeat syrup and a hint of lemon peel complete the aroma.

    • BODY

      Full bodied.

    • FINISH

      Coastal with subtle iodine, sea salt and seaweed notes. A touch of coffee and oaky character.

    • PALATE

      Peaty and peppery with notes of herbs, cedar, kumquat zest and gorse flower. A sweetness of custard cream and vanilla pods.


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Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 6.5 × 15 in


Alcohol type





93.4 Proof