Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc., today played host to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, known as The Duke of Rothesay and The Duchess of Rothesay, while travelling in Scotland - at its Laphroaig, Islay, distillery.
Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch whisky is the world's No. 1 selling Islay whisky. It is produced at the D. Johnston & Co. Ltd (Laphroaig) distillery, which proudly holds the Royal Warrant as Distiller and Supplier of Single Malt Scotch Whisky to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Limited only by the availability of mature stock, Laphroaig's reputation and its popularity around the world have grown year-on-year for the past several years. During the tour, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall learned:
Also on the tour, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall met with distillery employees, learned about the unique process for making Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch whisky, and nosed the whisky at different ages.
With the broader community in mind, Laphroaig provided The Prince of Wales with an opportunity to help raise funds for charity by signing two barrels of maturing spirit. The signed barrels will be auctioned off in years to come with proceeds from the sale of the whisky to go towards a charity selected by the Prince of Wales.
The Prince of Wales also signed a rare 40-year-old bottle of Laphroaig, one of only a handful left in the world. Valued at around U.S. $5,000 without a royal signature, the Laphroaig 40 year old will be auctioned off this year. Proceeds from the sale will go to a charity selected by The Prince of Wales.
Other highlights from the royal visit included:
Loyal "Friends" of Laphroaig and scotch enthusiasts around the globe will be able to view images of the visit on www.laphroaig.com.