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Overall rating
89.83/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB117201
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Creaking ships lost in the fog
Vintage
11.1996
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead/2nd Fill Red Wine Barrique
Casknumber
29.248
Number of bottles
256
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Sep 2018 8:35 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1996 SMWS 29.248

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.83 points

  1. honerkamp scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: Chewing on cherry cough sweets we stood on the tarry deck, peering into the fog that seemed to absorb the light from the paraffin lamps. The ship creaked with the waves and the scent of oak was heavy in the air. Aromas from the galley wafted up through gaps in the timbers and we could smell sweet wood smoke combined with burnt porridge and fruitcake. Peeling a waxy orange its oils sprayed into the air and mixed with passing droplets of seawater. A fruity note came from cherry and liquorice sweets as lobster nets rebounded off the sides of the thick hull with reverberating thumps. After spending 20 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 2nd fill charred red wine barrique for the remainder of its maturation.

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