Laphroaig is releasing the first chapter of a series of rare and collectable aged whiskies honours the legacy of one man, Ian Hunter. The first release, Laphroaig The Ian Hunter Story Book 1, is a 30 year old single malt scotch that has been 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.