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Overall rating
91.62/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
So long and thanks for all the medicine
Vintage
13.05.1998
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
29.262
Number of bottles
231
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Jun 2019 5:19 pm by Pardes
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 461.38

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58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMWS 29.262

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.62 points

  1. prz22 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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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