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Overall rating
90.02/100
votes
101
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Bresser & Timmer, Belgium
Added on
10 Jul 2010 1:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 195,00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1999 DD

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.02 points

  1. Asmodeus scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    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.

  2. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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!

  5. goran scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. autowatch092 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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!

    http://www.dramming.com/2011/07/05/laphroaig-19992010-nectar-of-the-daily-dram/

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Very full with pepper, pickle, pepper, liquorice and meaty. Smoke and again gun powder.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with pepper, smoke and salt. Later some bitter fruits.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A weird nose. Peat of course, that's the expected part. But also 'green' notes like dandelion 'juice', nettle and olive oil. A stable scent, including the cow shit.... next to a beer brewery. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Furthermore leather, pipe tobacco, liquorice and malt. In the background a bitter fruitiness like grapefruit or blood orange, but even some red fruit strawberry or raspberry. A whiff of nutmeg. With a few drops of water some grapes and minerals. Quite different to say the least.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, dark chocolate, liquorice, raspberry, pepper and again that farmy touch.
    • Finish
      Peat, dark chocolate, lime and a little spice. A bit more conventional than the nose at least.

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