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 fourteen years, a lot of this research you can read in the news- and history section of this website and is processed in our new book.
Hans took care of most of the actual writing, the contemporary part and interviews.
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 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 September 2015.