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Overall rating
89.73/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB167898
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
02.05.1996
Bottled
14.07.2020
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Ex JD
Casknumber
1-104
Number of bottles
217
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532809743
Added on
21 Oct 2020 11:51 am by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 480.37

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1996 ElD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.73 points

  1. Jnpons scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: old gold, mahogany reflection

    Nose: greedy, resembles cask strength 10 # 11, well integrated alcohol, smoke, charcoal, a veil of old locomotive smoke, with a hint of spice, probably pepper, toasted almond.

    Mouth: houo! Exotic fruits, nice surprise, melon, pepper, a fine and elegant peat.

    Overall: long, on smoke and cut grass.

  2. ReKnird scored this whisky 31 points Member Senior

    Crazy laphroaig. are u serious?

    ...Oh, it goes without saying that it is the current situation.

  3. GrandMaltMasterFlash did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    from Whiskyfun.com

    Angus MacRaild:

    Laphroaig 24 yo 1996/2020 (51.8%, Elixir Distillers 'The Single Malts Of Scotland', bourbon barrel, 217 bottles)
    Colour: gold. Nose: these vintages are becoming totally gorgeous now. Silky soft peat smoke with wee pin holes of exotic fruits peeping through. Camphor, seawater, grapefruit, smoked olive oil, touches of mango, hessian and heather flower. A really beautiful nose. With water: some kind of peated pina colada! Pineapple, coconut, mango, gorse flower, kiln air, natural tar and a stray kumquat. Mouth: yes! Superb concentration, this syrupy effect that time has on peat and fruit flavours, simultaneously elevating and concentrating both. Sandalwood, dried coastal flowers, hessian, myrtle, dried herbs, olive oil, more camphor notes, smoked teas and crystallised exotic fruits. With water: smokier, peatier, more peppery, more leathery and oily textures, more camphor, putty, preserved lemons and exotic fruit teas. Finish: long, heathery, tarry, peppery, herbal and peaty with some resinous, slightly bitter fruits. Comments: Pristine, totally super old 90s Laphroaig captured at a perfect age. I adore this kind of concentrated profile.
    SGP: 566 - 91 points.

  4. dodowhat scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    totally different from Laphroaig's other basic lines.
    This is similar to the old version of cask strength.
    As peat whisky matures, it usually loses its peat character but this is alive. so impressed with rich malts flavour.

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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