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Overall rating
90.57/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A remedy for the soul
Vintage
11.11.1998
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
29.243
Number of bottles
240
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Apr 2018 10:12 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 155,38

4 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMWS 29.243

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.57 points

  1. Mascht scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I have already drunk many older Laphroaigs and this is one of the best, maybe even the best in smell.
    • Nose
      93 93
      heavenly in the nose, everything fits, fine smoke, vanilla, fresh fruits, maritime, oysters, smoked ham, medically but not too much of everything, very subtle and perfectly balanced
    • Taste
      91 91
      Wow, intense, mouth-filling and creamy, warming, oak, bright fruits, smoke, sardines and some salt
    • Finish
      90 90
      very long, smoked ham, bright fruits and salt remain

  2. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Wonderful, delicate smoked ham smoke / sweet and salty / a hint of "farmy" fragrance = like damp wood in a stable in winter

    Palate: wonderfully sweet and salty / fruity, a little pear / slightly medicinal / delicate smoke, only accompanying, barely perceptible and well integrated

    Finish: salty, sweet, medicinal, peppery, a hint of smoke

    Comment: SMWS - Laphroaig as I like it / No water necessary / No tar as so often with the original bottlings but finest aromatic smoke / This Laphroaig does not polarize. You have to love him !!! :O)

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    CASK No. 29.243PEATEDA REMEDY FOR THE SOUL
    Price 
    £139.00

    Arbroath Smokies, cold-smoked kippers, anchovies, fresh seaweed and smoked sardines in virgin olive oil with lemon made this a really engaging nose neat. Big on the palate, hot, tannic, salty and smoky this is certainly not for the faint-hearted, resolute and uncompromising. However a drop of water changed the complexion dramtically. Now a gentle sea breeze, wild flowers and herbs on the machair mingled with peat smoke wafting from the pagoda roof and on the palate smoky honey mustard, spicy earthy ground coffee, sea salted crisps and slightly medicinal in the finish – truly a remedy for the soul.

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