Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
The Syndicate's
Stated Age
16 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled at the Bruichladdich Distillery
Added on
22 Sep 2017 12:55 pm by Candide

Average value

€ 312.82

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1988 MM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    Laphroaig 16yo 1988/2004 (46%, The Syndicate, bottled at Bruichladdich) A strange bottle that looks like an OB. Which kind of Syndicate is it? Sorry collectors, I have no further clues. Colour: pale gold. Nose: a very clean Laphroaig, similar to the usual 10yo but with a little more of everything, that is to say more peat, more lemon, more grapefruit and more gunflints in this case. Not too medicinal I must say. Mouth: pretty much in the same vein. Ripe kiwis and pineapples, even more grapefruits, more peat than in the 10 and quite a smokiness. Finish: rather long, getting salty with time. Very salty actually. Excellent, 89 points.

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An excellent classic Laphroaig, close in level to releases of 25 years, but a little easier to taste and not so layered. Very balanced, gentle and addictive.
    • Nose
      soft, classic high-class Laphroaig, sea salt, sweet smoke, salmon on a wire rack dripping fat on coals, but all this is very delicate and unobtrusive. Almost at the same level as 25 Laphgoaig
    • Taste
      Oily, with light woody notes, a pinch of black pepper and a little bitterness
    • Finish
      delicate, enveloping with warmth spices, a little woody dryness, peat and burnt butter


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