- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Daily Dram (DD)
- Bottling serie
- The Nectar of the Daily Drams
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Sherry Butt
- 59.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Bresser & Timmer, Belgium
- Added on
- 10 Jul 2010 1:10 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1999 DD
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.93 points
- Down to abt half a bottle left in 3 weeks though i try to ration as best as i can. Bloody drinkable stuff. Granted that the nose is subtle but the sherry and peat is obvious. Taste wise.....well...am down to half a bottle so yeah tastes bloody great, tangy, bit spicy and sherry sweet notes (goes well with cheese somehow).
Anyone with a spare bot to sell? Let me know.
- The nose is not very expressive, vegetal with some charcoal. The attack is sweet, the texture thick, oily, on a beautiful medicinal peat. This very good mouth, unexpected, contrasts seriously with the nose. Long finish on the ash and charcoal. Good whisky, shame that the nose is not at the rendezvous.
- A well-balanced, slightly sherried Laphroaig. Give it a bit of time in your Glencairn glass, and you will be rewarded... some fruits start to come out. And with water, it becomes even more "smooth". Not sure how much this was when it came out, but it must have been quite a bargain!
- From Whiskyfun:
Laphroaig 11 yo 1999/2010 (59.5%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams, sherry) Colour: straw. Nose: more cask influence in this one, a little more vanilla but also more damp earth and antiseptic, flints (tons of wet rocks) and lime. More ‘excessive’ than the 1998 in a certain way but of similar quality. Also a lot of sea air. With water: woo-hoo! This one swims! Huge notes of sea water and metal (old car engine.) It’s quite spectacular and unusual, which is great as there are so many excellent young Laphroaigs in the market. Mouth (neat): same as the 1998 now, but it’s true that it’s hard to pick out nuances at such high strength. Quick, water... With water: oh yes. Once again, it’s got something extra. Something slightly roasted and tarry, earthy as well… And there are various citrus fruits, tangerines, bitter oranges… Finish: very long, very clean but complex. Smoked almonds? Comments: such a fabulous young Laphroaig that’s already complex and ‘wide’ deserves some extra-points. We’re close to the old official 10s ‘CS’ here. A little more tropical fruits and we would be there. But warning, proper water is obligatory. SGP:458 - 92 points.
- Oily, heavy (engine oil). It pokes a little nostrils. Nothing very precise to start apart from the smoke sharpened like a razor blade, which fights your nostrils ... Then leather, toffee. The mouth is like the nose, heavy and oily, sweetness and more sweetness. It develops however gracefully, all in roundness, not without a certain lightness. Pretty simple and direct, a little too sweet too, after the SMWS 29.105, which literally crushes it ... Perhaps it suffers from the comparison with its predecessor, or maybe the sample was stale, but it is a little too simple and sweet for my taste.
- Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Strong, even stronger with a little water. Beachside camp fire, liquorice, cloves, a hint of honey and mixed fruit, slightly medicinal.
Palate: Strong peat, grapes, dried banana, hints of liquorice, ginger and cloves.
Finish: Long, smokey and slightly fruity.
Overall: The sherry cask adds a slight fruitiness to this Laphroaig that is in perfect balance with the trademark medicinal peat. Very delicious!
- Blind tasting.
Starts with gun powder. Smoked ham and sausage, peat, some sulphur and briny - coastal notes. Pepper, leather, vanilla, some grassy notes, oatmeal, oily, sea weed, meaty and sprices.
Very full with pepper, pickle, pepper, liquorice and meaty. Smoke and again gun powder.
Medium drying with pepper, smoke and salt. Later some bitter fruits.