Discover more about the ballot process.
Francis Mallmann & Barry Macaffer toasting a Laphroaig


This exclusive expression of Laphroaig is limited to just 276 bottles worldwide, and is bound to be wildly popular. To make sure all our Friends have an equal opportunity to own a bottle of the coveted collector’s item, we’ll be introducing the first ever ballot system for purchases.

Using a ballot is secure and fair, and we’ll be using the same system for our future rare releases to give our Friends the best chance at owning them.




Keep reading to learn more about the ballot process below.

Francis selecting Laphroaig cask

Francis Mallmann limited edition bottle and pack



Why is there a ballot instead of buying the bottle like usual?

With a limited number of bottles available, a ballot will make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to buy one. With purchase limited to one bottle, it ensures bottles go to good homes with our true Friends.


Can I enter more than once for an extra chance?

Entries are limited to one per person. We want all our Friends to have a fair chance at owning this fabulous limited edition release, so we have limited entries to ensure the draw remains as fair as possible.


Why do you need my credit card details when I enter?

We ask for credit/debit card details as a security measure to make sure you’re not a bot. This keeps the ballot fair for everyone entering and also enables us to make sure there hasn’t been any fraudulent activity associated with the card.

If you’re successful in the ballot, you’ll then be automatically charged using the card details you provided, so there’s nothing extra you have to do.


Who runs the ballot?

Our ballot is being run by EQL, a trusted platform that keeps launches fair and secure. All launches run by EQL are certified Run FAIR™, which you can read more about on their website.


Do I purchase directly from EQL?

No, EQL are running the launch on our behalf, but your order will be processed like any other order from EQL can’t answer any product or delivery enquiries, but if you do have any queries please contact us here.


How do I find out if I am a winner?

If you’ve been successful in the ballot, we’ll contact you by email to confirm, provide you with a receipt for your purchase and tracking details just like any other purchase. At the same time, the card details you registered with will be charged. Then, you’ll soon be the lucky owner of an exclusive bottle of Francis Mallmann 17-year-old Laphroaig.


Become a Friend of Laphroaig and be first to know when new ballots are announced. As a Friend, your purchases earn you points to access to exclusive products, events, sweepstakes, and so much more.

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