Laphroaig Select takes its name from the special selection of American and European casks, chosen for their unique character that they give during maturation.
The inspiration for Laphroaig’s new Global expression has been take from history ? 70-80 years ago, the time of the last family member owner of the
distillery, Ian Hunter. Ian was one of the biggest influences in the history of Laphroaig indeed he was one of the first distillers to travel to bourbon
county in the USA to identify new sources of casks that would give him greater consistency as well as new flavours. He later married this ?new? style
of Laphroaig with his traditionally matured (European cask) Laphroaig.
Inspired by his early work , Laphroaig have used Oloroso sherry butts, straight American white oak (non-filled with bourbon), PX seasoned hogsheads, Quarter
Casks and finally of course first fill Bourbon Casks. This varied cask maturation technique enabled Laphroaig to create 6 new flavour combinations.?