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Overall rating
89.96/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB169749
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
WhiskySponge (WSP)
Bottling serie
Edition No. 17
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Refill Barrel
Number of bottles
293
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2020 10:57 pm by rampah
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 600.00

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Whisky Reviews for Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1992 WSP

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.96 points

  1. jjkmlss scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Smell Nose: Elegant. There are cream, lemon, oiled paper, smoked fish, and rouge. The odor of fat powder and animal fat far exceeds the fruity aroma. It seems to be closer to the old A-head winery, but there is no excessive tobacco flavor.

    Taste Palate: Although only Barrel is labeled, the style of Bourbon barrels is obvious. Soot, bitter gourd, lemon, arugula, pepper, bitterness lasting.

    Finish: short, bitter gourd, soot.

    Body: The wine has a light body, with a certain oily feel. The smooth body is closer to the sun's prestige, and the strength is somewhat lacking.

    Nose: 88

    Palate: 87

    Finish: 82

    Body: 85

    Overall: 86/100

    Summary: It can produce some soot associations, but compared to laphroaig 15/laphroaig 25yo, which later dominated the prestige circle in this era, the sonorous rose characteristics of the winery are significantly reduced. Compared with the previous caroni/ben nevis/port charlotte, it has the same flaws-it seems that Angus is very fond of this option that the latter experience is completely absent from the wine tasting. Signatory has produced many excellent 90s Laphy single barrels, including the famous 1998 vintage #700392 and 1997 vintage #3373, this barrel should also be a subordinate product in SV's Laphy in terms of degree and wine quality. It makes people think about why Angus's resource level is not even as good as some merchants in mainland or Taiwan.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Very well balanced between smokiness and sweetness, very drinkable - very good

    My best guess would be Lagavulin or Caol Ila - it's just not enough medicinal for a Laphroaig
    • Nose
      Vanilla, banana, smoky, peaty, little honey, pineapple, peach, little bonfire, little seabreeze, whiffs of iodine - really good
    • Taste
      Very creamy, little punchy, subtle sweetness, little honey, smoky, peaty, little fruity - still good
    • Finish
      Long, warm, smoky, peaty, still good sweetness

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Feels like sweet creamy Laphroaig, custard cream and coastal peat, very enjoyable

  4. Schafranek scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  5. lonespirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Tordeaux scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. swinston100 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2020/undisclosed/islay-1992-whisky-sponge - 90

    "Excellent mature Islay whisky. Apparently this is old blending stock – there are hints of both Ardbeg and Laphroaig but for me the scale tips towards the former."

    https://malt-review.com/2021/01/21/a-whole-lotta-whisky-sponge 8/10

  8. JeanChan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. -sAxo- scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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