Laphroaig commisioned Hans Offringa and me in the fall of 2014 to write an up-date of our first book
'The Legend of Laphroaig' on the occasion of the bicentenary of the distillery.
I researched Laphroaig for over fifteen years, a lot of this research you can read
in the news (scroll down!)- and history section of this website and is processed in our new book.
Hans did most of both the text and contemporary part.
Besides Laphroaig's history, I supplied all scans, old pictures, maps, bottles
and the majority of the contemporary photographs.
I am especially proud of the Johnston family tree, which took me several years to draft.
Hans had the privilege to publish '200', since I had published 'The Legend' in 2007 (Still Publishing).
Martine Nouet kindly took care of the foreword, for which we are very grateful.
'200 years of Laphroaig' was launched November 7th 2015.