The Legend of Laphroaig

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Hans takes us back to the beginning of this famous distillery on the island Islay and tells the fascinating history of Laphroaig in chronological order. He wrote this in close cooperation with Marcel van Gils ( Together they provided the new photography alongside rare photographs and images from the archives.

Whisky expert and historian Charles MacLean wrote the foreword and had this to say: “Told succinctly and elegantly, beautifully illustrated. It is a benchmark account of a distillery and its product. I commend this delightful book to you unreservedly.”

Former Master Distiller, Iain Henderson aka Mr. Laphroaig said: “I was deeply impressed by this outstanding book.”

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200 Years of Laphroaig 1815-2015 continues the story and can be ordered from