Launched in 2021, this is the third release in The Ian Hunter series, a range of whiskies honouring the legacy of Ian Hunter, the last of the Johnston family to own and manage the Laphroaig distillery, between 1908 and 1944. Every year a new chapter is told and Book 3: Source Protector tells the story of the competition between neighbours over every distillery’s essential ingredient, water. Distilled in 1987, matured for 33 years in ex-bourbon barrels and bottled in 2021. Non-chillfiltered and bottled at a cask strength of 49.9%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Notes of pears, peaches and apricots.
Palate: Aniseed and creamy liquorice.
Finish: Long, with lingering ashy vanilla and peaty flavours.