Overall rating
90.13/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB119320
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Islay Cask Company (ICC)
Bottling serie
Gentleman's Cask
Vintage
31.05.2005
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Barrel
Casknumber
800131
Number of bottles
190
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Potstill Austria Exclusive
Market
Austria Austria
Added on
20 oct 2018 10:57 am by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.00

15 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Williamson 2005 ICC

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.13 points.

  1. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is a great bottling. My congratulations to everyone involved. The finish in particular is impressive. Who needs naming rights if you can get a cask of this quality instead?

    Full review in a flight of 8 disclosed and undisclosed Laphroaig: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/07/19/laphroaig-oder-laphroaig/
    • Nose
      89 89
      Pleasantly mild peat profile. Flattened earth, rose bushes, herbs. Some light fruit notes. Some “horse”.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A creamy profile with some ash and a slight sweetness. On point. Then comes some iodine and lemon. It gets salty. Then there is also peat and bitter substances and a few herbs.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Again a few herbs and pears come together to welcome peat and medium intensity smoke. Add a little ham, bandages and iodine. It's a very classic profile, that's how I met Laphroaig. A tiny bit of metal is also added.

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  3. jujutoulouse scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Quite complex nose, peat, iodine, like bacon, a little soapy too, intriguing enough to want to quickly. On the other hand, the mouth is quite disappointing, a little sweet, on the same aromas as the nose, but it remains soft, without personality.

  4. TheGuardian scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is one of the best Laphroaigs I've tasted to date, alongside a few casks from 22/09/1998... Aptly named - it is a gentle giant. No shouts, no bells and whistles, but packed with flavour!
    Somewhat like the lamented 18, and the old 15 - but at 50.9% has everything you can want from Laphroaig. To bad there were only 190 bottles...

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Jnpons scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Superb!
    Magically integrated alcohol!
    Well done !

  7. TheGuardian scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Simply one of the best Laphs out there (or gone...) - it's not the individual flavors. It's how it all comes together, so no notes, just a score!

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