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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMWS 29.237
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.08 points
- Textbook 1998 Laphroaig, yellow fruits + peat and smoke. Gimme more than just a sample;-)
- The nose is great, if a little one dimensional. With water this whisky finds its place in the stormy sea; bringing the smoke, seashells and citrus all together.
Peat, rope, medicinal box, red apples, seashells, lemon zest. It's grand and elegant. Really enjoy this rather rough and straight forward expression of it. And with water, it just comes together.
More ocean elements, more seashell and salty water. It's sweet, it's sour. Again, a little water really brings this whisky together and creates a harmony.
Loads and loads of smoke (holy smokes)! Gras, lemon juice, licking a seashell. It's almost acidic in a way - cool!
- CASK No. 29.237
Sailing ship in stormy seas
Price £124.00 Even just pouring the sample into the bottle we realised this was a ‘Big One’ not to be taken lightly like a storm brewing out to sea. Menacing, dark, gloomy, oily, briny, salty sea air, seaweed, burning reclaimed tarry shipwreck timbers and smoke from blazing lavender bushes prepared us for trying it neat. Lashings of briny, salty and smoky flavours, we felt like being flogged with the cat o’nine tails on board a ship in high sea. Water added a little calmness in form of burnt treacle tart, strong salted caramel and sweet smoky white wine whilst the taste we went from Force 11 to Force 10 on the Beaufort scale.