Demand hits Laphroaig 10-year-old supplies

on 10/10/11 at 1:53 pm

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Laphroaig is facing up to a shortage of its signature 10-year-old Islay single malt as global demand for age statement whisky continues to take producers unawares.

Whisky producers around the world have been struggling to keep up with demand amid a boom in interest in age statement single malts, driven particularly by the US and Asia.

A spokesman for Laphroaig at The Whisky Show in London on Friday (7 October) told the drinks business: “There is a slight shortage of liquid for the 10-year-old and there will be a bit of a shortage of supply for a while.”

The situation with Laphroaig has also been seen with Japanese whisky Yamazaki, which has also seen stocks of its 10-year-old expression all but run dry due to soaring demand.

The Laphroaig representative said the current soaring demand for Laphroaig 10-year-old has its roots in the US.

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