Laphroaig’s ‘The Ian Hunter Series’ Hits Shelves At $2,000 A Bottle

If unique and exclusive whiskies are your kryptonite, then we’ve got some bad news for your bank account.

Islay Scotch whisky distillers, Laphroaig, have begun releasing an annual dram of legacy-inspired whisky, one to sure tickle the tonsils of any Laphroaig fans across the world.

The inaugural release is titled Book One: Unique Character, and is a tribute to Ian Hunter, the youngest member of Laphroaig’s founding Johnson family and a polarising individual of the early 20th-century Scotch whisky industry.

Only 400, 9L cases will be produced globally of this rare 30-year-old whisky, which represents everything that is traditional about Laphroaig today. This whisky is matured solely in ex-bourbon barrels as a tribute to Hunter, who was successful in selling Laphroaig to America during prohibition by leveraging the spirit’s unique character so it could be sold for medicinal purposes.

The limited-edition whisky is available at selected retailers from the end of January for an RRP of $2,000 AUD. Book Two will be released in 2021.

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