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Overall rating
91.88/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
finished since 2010 in a oloroso sherry
Casknumber
117
Number of bottles
322
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Mar 2020 2:28 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 556.90

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27 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 TWEx

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.88 points

  1. Gaija did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    @jderks

    It would be much appreciated if you did not score this bottle with Serge's score as if it was your own 93 points, especially when you are the one who took no more than 30 seconds after the publication of the said score to put your bottle on the marketplace for double its original retail price.

    Edit : seriously, this is extremely irritating behaviour. Not even talking about the fact that the aforementioned user does that with many bottlings, always scoring bottles with WF's or WN's scores, and then proposing ridiculous prices for that. That pretty much sums up this user's activity on WB.

    So, @WB team : do we agree that such behaviour just blatantly parasitizes this beautiful website ? This needs to stop, one way or another. I am not the first one to warn about this, many experienced users here have been raising the red flag for *years*. WB is slowly losing any purpose by tolerating such behaviours.

  2. mjts93 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Gaija sums up the sentiment perfectly. I also was completely disappointed to see this exploitative behaviour.
    Although I live in Australia, this website is the best source of whisky information and whisky interaction I have, being a centralized hub for people who are passionate about whisky. Let's keep it this way!!

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    NOSE
    Meaty and leathery: singed roast beef on a new car seat. Butter icing with a hint of mint pushes through the middle, dragging a dried orange peel and berry fruit behind it: blackcurrants, dried cherries and raisins. Dried stone fruit notes build: apricots and plums. Hiding at the back is a pile of charcoal stirred through a bucket of molasses.

    PALATE
    Much softer than the nose suggests, with a rich and sweet Demerara and liquorice base covered in scattered fruit: stewed orange segments and dried peel; dried cherries and cherry jam; spicy baked apples and pears; blackcurrants and blackberries. Tendrils of earthy peat smoke infused with a touch of TCP are wrapped around everything. New leather sits behind.

    FINISH
    Rich and earthy peat lingers, with flashes of liquorice, mint and berry compote appearing and disappearing.

    COMMENT
    A dram that roars on the nose and purrs on the palate. Laphroaig’s spirit often hides its fruity character under medicinal smoke, but 21 years of maturation have peeled back the TCP to reveal the distillery’s heart.

  4. Baanaanaabob did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    From the Dramble

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/group/bo-selecta/

  5. Baanaanaabob did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    From Ruben

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2020/laphroaig/laphroaig-1998-glenburgie-1998-ledaig-2005-whisky-exchange/

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The integration between spirit and cask is fantastic.
    • Nose
      Gentle smoke, cigar tobacco, leather and shoe polish. There's a touch of well-seasoned grilled beef also. The sherry maturation expresses itself in the form fruitiness as well. Think prunes, sultanas and blackberries. Hint of soy sauce. The balance is top notch — extremely well-integrated.
    • Taste
      Oily stuff with a medicinal touch. However, the rubber soles, tar and peat smoke are just one piece of the puzzle. This is a sweet and fruity dram with candied oranges, cherry syrup and blackberries. There's some pink peppercorn too, as well as a bit of furniture polish.
    • Finish
      Lingering peat, orris root and a subtle sweetness. Long.

  7. HansG scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I have to say this is a BEAUTIFUL 90s Laphroaig. The sherry influence is very smooth, dense, and flawless. No wonder why Serge said so.

  8. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. sirius_terry scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    This is one of the best LP i have tried. There is a very good balance between the peat and sherry. It reminds me of the SMWS 29.260.

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