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Overall rating
89.55/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB146210
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A moment of warmth
Vintage
13.05.1998
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
29.267
Number of bottles
216
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Jan 2020 3:38 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 210.00

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23 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMWS 29.267

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.55 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lemony peat, clean and fresh, crispy and oily, maybe some tropical fruits, promenade.
    • Taste
      Lemony, light peated tropical fruits, very minty and sweet, leathery, pickled olives, ink, very fruity, guava mango, earthy.
    • Finish
      Long, very peaty, toffee and coffee, chocolates.

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Decent bottling from SMWS here, but not for the top shelf.

    Review: https://youtu.be/46j0wmtP5bk
    • Nose
      84 84
      Peat smoke, medicinal punch, alcohol is quite strong, some sweeter notes, maybe orange syrup. Fresh grass, dried herbs, varnish, freshly polished wood. Fresh thyme or rosemary.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice dose of peat smoke, so far quite dry, oak, barley, hayish notes, dried herbs, in fact the full spice rack of dried herbs. Not much new on the second chew. Very vague cane sugar sweetness, barely noticeable. More bitterness develops, especially from all the dried herbs and oak. Third chew suddenly brings a rollercoaster of warmth (again they hit the nail on the head with the bottle name), getting spicy, peppery, even getting chili flavours. Still no sweetness, maybe just a few dried dates.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Spicy, chili, with the smoke and dried tobacco leaves on top, and dried rosemary. Notes of meat singed in soy sauce.

  3. Canucks89 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Aroma: Sweet. Sweet peat. Earthy. Vanilla. Maybe rosemary.
    Taste: Sweet. Sugar with a little chili behind. Let vanjile.
    Aftertaste: Long. Sweet. Vanilla sugar with a lot of sugar surrounded by a light smoke.
    Overall very sweet.
    Oiled.

  4. StephanB scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. maltandgrains scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat and shellfish. Ashes. Rosemary.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smooth, peaty - then more to the ashy site. Citric. Spices - woody bitterness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long. Chili and mandarin.

  6. MasterMork scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Zorba scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: A symphonic aroma of dampened wood, cold ash and burnt vanilla clings to the nostrils as a whisper of sea breeze and freshly smoked salmon dances gleefully in the distance. A dash of water unlocks a wave of salinity, followed by a stunning array of grilled pineapple, chili flakes and sweet candied ginger. On the palate, the spirit is calm yet assertive, coastal yet unmistakably warming. Char sui pork ribs and burnt rosemary are intertwined with whipped fois gras and toasted mandarin. A stunning dram in every sense of the word! One that can be likened to the feeling of first stepping indoors after a hard-day's work out on the cold, stormy sea. A sense of calm, a chance to reflect, a moment of warmth.

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