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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMWS 29.225
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points
- Enjoyable SMWS whisky, surprisingly sweet and luckily (for me) not that medicinal. Recommended if you like this style of whisky. -- Full tasting note and photo: http://yummywhisky.com/2018/04/30/tasting-note-laphroaig-1998-smws-29-225-18-year-old-slapped-by-a-kipper/
Light peat, sweet vanilla. First aid box, but only lightly. Lemon, seaweed, peanuts. (Sweeter with water.)
Thin mouthfeel. Sweet start with vanilla. Green tea, fennel and, yes, a medicinal taste.
Liquorice and raw white fish. Dry and a tad medicinal later.
Can’t believe i went for this again after trying it only a few weeks ago Blog.
N: Some BO, some bandages, toasted sunflower seeds, carbolic onions, raw ginger,….
T: Onion-y, mint, egg yokes, soft pickled onions and [Nick], ‘a marrow-family note’.
F: A bit weird. Smoky green grass and more pickled onion skins. Kicks in later with chocolate.
C: I’m again unmoved but it takes time to get inside it. A mark higher than last time.
Scores a B[-]
N: Sweet & lightly toasted oily vegetal, sesame oil [without the twang], sweet-savoury medical bandages, box hedge leaves, pickled onions, spinach, holy basil [tulsi] and light pickled sour lemon. Surprisingly light [oily] smoke levels though you always know it’s there. Plenty of in & out funkiness throughout.
T: Barley-sweet-smoke with a massive soft green side.
F: Mild crushed aspirin, smokey squid ink [SMWS], and liquid smoke. Muddy vegetal smoke at the death with oaky smoked vanilla.
C: Very good yet unmoving.Scores a B-
- CASK No. 29.225
HEAVILY PEATEDSLAPPED BY A KIPPER
Initial price: 124£
With an intense and life affirming slap around the face with a smoked kipper we awoke to the heavy peat reek of charcoaled sardines. Seaweed and tarry ropes produced the image of standing at the end of the pier with sea spray in the wind as we enjoyed a smoked seafood platter. There was an undeniable scent of first aid box with antiseptic and bandages but with the heavy notes of oil on a mechanic’s overalls. Water released more sweetness in the form of parma violets, vanilla, liquorice and sugar-coated fennel seeds while the finish returned to its core of old fish boxes and squid ink.