Ian Hunter 4 and crystal decanter
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Ian Hunter Book 4: Malt Master

GET YOUR COMPLIMENTARY DECANTER WITH EVERY IAN HUNTER 4 PURCHASE. *1 decanter per order, whilst stocks last.

This is the man who shaped us, built us, into what we are today. Ian Hunter resides in the soul of our whisky, and in the Laphroaig Ian Hunter Book 4: Malt Master, we honour his memory with a whisky every bit as rare and distinctive as he. A tribute to Hunter’s love for being boldly different, this is a whisky with real character born of the signature Laphroaig peat.

Ian Hunter is the man who made Laphroaig what it is today.

He was an uncommon soul, with his own distinct manners and moods, not too unlike the whisky he gave to the world. We honour his memory with this series of rare and collectable aged whiskies in his name. Book 4, the latest in our limited series, celebrates Ian Hunter’s establishing of our malting floors and his legacy as the Malt Master of Laphroaig. 

Ian secured the distillery’s lease in 1922, broke into America in the time of Prohibition, was the catalyst for a revolution in the use of American White Oak and is the reason why we are still among a handful of distilleries to maintain our own malting floors today. He put his heart and soul into ensuring Laphroaig was a whisky like no other. 

In Ian Hunter Book 4 we pay tribute to Ian Hunter’s dedication to Laphroaig with a whisky every bit as rare and distinctive as he is. This 34-year-old single malt was carefully crafted from our own floor-malted barley and aged in the American White Oak casks Hunter was first to procure. Perhaps not for everyone, but for the discerning few, this will be a taste like no other. We invite you to enjoy.

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Laphroaig Crystal Decanter

Our lead-free crystal decanter was born from the hands of master glassware experts at Glencairn Glass. Because of course, we believe a classic such as Laphroaig deserves nothing less.

After you pour yourself your favourite dram of Laphroaig, take a moment to admire the golden honey hues of whisky as they paint the interior of the decanter, then settle to the bottom like a calming ocean.

And with your first sip, you’ll find art this beautiful, has never tasted so good.

Lead free crystal decanter
Box: Height 31cm; Width 15; Depth 12cm 
Decanter: Height 23cm; Width 10cm; Depth 10cm; Holds 700ml

Tasting Notes

Color of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Rich honey.

Aroma of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Rich, with the classic Laphroaig smoke sitting beneath.

Tasting Notes of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Pineapple and peach notes.

Finish of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


A long, ashy finish.

Maturation of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry casks

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