Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
So long and thanks for all the medicine
Stated Age
20 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 jun 2019 5:19 pm by Pardes
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 338.76

24 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMWS 29.262

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.93 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very pretty Laphroaig, very medicinal.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nice nose, melted, with a very nice balance.
      Light peat, lemon, light peat, cold ash.
      Turpentine. Medicinal, bandage.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth we continue on lemon, oily peat, ash.
      The medicinal comes out and adds a nice freshness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish on oily, medicinal peat.

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  3. herby.usa scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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  4. prz22 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I used to rate this one one point higher but second tasting did not confirm such a high notes.
    Not sure if this is caused by time of the bottle being opened but it lost some complexity.
    Still it is very good, with great sweet/peat balance, really well integrated alcohol and smooth, classic style.

    Very good, but plain LP.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ausgabepreis Juni 2019: 160,00 GBP

    Notes der SMWS Website: https://www.smws.com/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-medicine

    "Vivid and taught mineralty comes first. Then it opens up and the peat starts to unfurl. There an old style exoticism to this one as well: tropical fruit balms and pure iodine twist and mingle perfectly. All the medicines in the Galaxy fight for space at the brim of the glass. There’s also gauze, embrocations and a pristine seashore freshness. Water unveils floral hessian notes, lamp oil, beach wood, bonfire smoke, kippers, capers in brine and faint passion fruit. In the mouth it begins with the texture and sharpness of a lemon liqueur, followed by something akin to peated wax, germoline, sandalwood ash, kelp, natural tar extract, pineapple chunks and old fishing boots. Reduction brings coal tar soap, warm kiln air, peat embers, old leather furniture, oyster sauce, lime juice, salted fish and mercurochrome. Magisterial old Islay whisky."
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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