Beam Suntory, has announced the launch of the second Ian Hunter Story bottling, from the Laphroaig Distillery.
Laphroaig Ian Hunter Story Book Two (48.2% ABV) is a 30 Year
Old Islay single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in sherry casks.
|Laphroaig Ian Hunter Story Book Two
Following the success and popularity of Ian Hunter Story Book One, this latest release continues to honour the legacy of the last founding member of the Johnston family to run the Laphroaig Distillery.
Ian joined the distillery in 1908 as the youngest member of
the Johnston family. His relatives Donald and Alexander Johnston founded the
distillery in 1815. His arrival had a lasting legacy and he is credited with
doubling the production and successfully exporting Laphroaig around the world.
The Ian Hunter Story collection, will consist of five annual
releases, the first of which was launched in 2019. Every year a new chapter will
be unveiled, uncovering the extensive history behind Laphroaig and the
characters who created it.
The latest bottling is said to delve deeper into Ian’s
innovation in the very fabric of the distillery. Having introduced American
oak, ex-Bourbon barrels to the maturation process, Ian realised the distillery
itself would have to expand to keep pace with the changes he was to make.
Commenting on the launch, John Campbell, Laphroaig Distillery
Manager, said: “You cannot enjoy Laphroaig’s exquisitely smoky and complex
liquid, without paying homage to the legendary Ian Hunter. His influence in our
whisky production techniques and our iconic brand as a whole is undeniable. The
second book in our Ian Hunter Story™ celebrates his legacy in shaping
Laphroaig® to what it is today.”
Laphroaig Ian Hunter Story Book Two, will be available later
this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £760.00.
Posted by Steve Rush