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2015 Claxton's Warehouse No.1 Williamson (Laphroaig) 6 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Islay icon, Bessie Williamson was the first female distillery manager at Laphroaig, and the first woman to own and run a Scotch whisky distillery in the 20th century. We can only assume that the Williamson name is been adopted by independents in order to differentiate their product from the 'lesser' and now ubiquitous 'supermarket' Laphroaigs. You can understand why Claxton's bottled this immensely appealing Islay so young. The core distillery character shines in a magnificently creamy, vivacious Laphroaig, packed with peat reek, pepper, smoked meats and menthol rub. It's as complete as you could expect. Sherry adds further weight and richness at mid-palate, slightly curtailing the phenols; The finish is dry, ashy, maritime, medium long and finally, mezcal-like. 61.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 349 bottles from a refill sherry hogshead.