Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskybase.com (WB)
Bottling serie
10.000 bottles on the wall
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 aug 2009 5:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 49.00

19 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1998 WB

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.05 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
      New make
    • Taste
    • 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
      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
      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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