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Overall rating
86.03/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybase.com (WB)
Bottling serie
10.000 bottles on the wall
Vintage
11.1998
Bottled
08.2009
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
113
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2009 5:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 49.00

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42 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 WB

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, limestone, orange and mint leaves.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange and gingerbread. With water a little mocha.
    • Finish
      Peat and spicy Printen.

  2. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not bad even if I expected more!
    • Nose
      Peat
      New make
      Perry
      Shortbread
    • Taste
      Smoke
      acidulated
    • Finish
      Long on the wood fire
      Slight bitterness

  3. corbuso scored this whisky 54 points Expert Senior

    Very young, peaty, immature and rough. From a non-active cask.

    I could barely drink it. Not a whisky for me.

  4. I_SPEY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A rather complex, interesting whisky
    (liquidly and euroly).
    • Nose
      Smoky medicinal, leathery, peaty(of course!)and woody.
    • Taste
      PEAT and smoke. And I can realy taste the 57.1%, but after some drops of water, it's becoming nice, even very adorable! Lots of smoke and peat and sweet(bourbon)wood as well.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering.

  5. peathead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I’ve had (IB’s) Laphroaig’s that cost me a lot more and they were far from being as good as this one. This certainly is a welcome addition to my collection!
    • Nose
      Neat:
      Immediately I get smoky notes underneath the high alcohol percentage. I pick up a scent of BBQ. It’s all in all very maritime. And although this whisky is a cask strength at 57.1 % vol. it doesn’t burn off my nostrils like some others.
      With water:
      Much better now. It opens up a lot more. The maritime characteristics are on the surface now. I pick up more peat and smoke than before. The BBQ smell is more pronounced. Nice.
    • Taste
      Neat:
      More on peat and smoke but it’s very hot on my tongue. There is one thing I don’t find. Sweet sherry influences from the cask (otherwise it wouldn’t be a bourbon hogshead now, would it). I don’t mind. It’s a bit more ‘in your face’ than most Laphroaig’s. It’s not an oily whisky either although it is kind of silky but it really needs some water.
      With water:
      Hmmm. The bourbon barrell does it job like it’s supposed to. A lot of smoke, peat, scorched wood and no sweetish sherry notes. It’s a very nice change. It’s a bit more ‘rough’ than usual, but I like it.
    • Finish
      Very long and lingering with a faint touch of smoke. After a few minutes I still feel the salty flavours on my lips.

  6. joho did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I tasted this whisky. It is a real Laphroaig, mecinal and smokey, but what i like about it ,is its comlexity, specialy for a reasonable young whisky.

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