Come 1921, Ian Hunter (The son of William Hunter) took over daily management of the distillery, and in that capacity ended up purchasing the lands, as well as increasing the capacity of the distillery doubling the amount of stills from 2 to 4.
He hired the head brewer from Laphroaig and had replicas of their stills made, in an attempt to simply copy the whisky.
Luckily this failed, and despite costing the company a lot of time and money, Laphroaig continued to thrive.
They ran the distillery together until Dugald died in 1877.
Alexander died shortly after and left the distillery to his sisters Isabella (Mrs William Hunter) and Katherine Johnston, and his nephew J. Around this time, Laphroaig had a dispute with a close neighbor (Mackie’s and co) who bought about half the distillery’s production for blending.
Ian proved his wits once more when during the American prohibition, he convinced custom officials that due to the iodine smell of the whisky, it surely should be granted medicinal status, which allowed him to continue exporting to the United States.
When Ian passed away without any heirs in 1954, he left the distillery to his trusted secretary Bessie Williamson, who ran the distillery as one of the first (and only) female distillery managers.To make the searching process smoother, we suggest suitable profiles to you, delivering 3-7 potential matches a day.To help ensure compatibility, we base these suggestions on your relationship preferences, your location, and your individual personality test answers into account.It is widely believed that besides the cattle, the brothers also did some illicit distilling on the land.In 1815, though, they were granted official licensing, and thus Laphroaig was officially established.In 1908, these neighbors attempted to block and divert the water source for Laphroaig.