Up for Auction: A Treasure Trove of Pre-War Laphroaig
Every now and then something pretty amazing turns up at Whisky Online Auctions that we feel warrants a bit of special attention.
Our next auction – beginning Wednesday 30th at 8pm – will feature 10 beautifully preserved bottles of Laphroaig 14-year-old bottled for and shipped to America in the early 1950s.
These bottles are part of a full sealed case discovered in America by the vendor while clearing out the crawl space in his Grandfather’s attic. They were imported – in 1953 as suggested by the outer markings on the case – by the Carlton Company New York and bottled at 91.4 US proof, or 45.7%. Sadly most of the bottles show a degree of evaporation as is to be expected after such a long time in bottle. However the liquids all remain clear and, given the higher bottling strengths, these should still be drinkable. All bottles will be presented for sale, along with their original wooden packing case, in our forthcoming auction.
It’s not everyday that you get a chance to taste Laphroaig distilled in the 1930s – this could well be the chance of a lifetime to own and taste a real artefact of Scottish whisky history. Register to Bid
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If you have any further questions about these, or any of the bottles in our auction please don’t hesitate to contact us. Otherwise, good luck and happy bidding.
The Whisky Online Auctions team
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