Laphroaig 1998 vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Stated Age
13 years old
Refill Butt
Number of bottles
61.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 dec 2011 5:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 307.92

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1998 vW

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.90 points.

  1. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Peat brings rubber to the nose, dust (old books), pineapple, purple tip. Superb powerful mouth without aggressiveness, lurking slightly sweet attack where the influence of the drum harmoniously combines with the distillate characteristic of Laphroaig by gratifying just enough of astringency and spices. Alcohol is very well integrated. Very long and soft finish that becomes grassy on the end. Excellent.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur Color: full gold
    Nose: sweet sherry and dark fruits, enriched with delicious honey. Lime juice, salty peat smoke, charred barrels and charcoal and earthy notes, incorporated in powerful alcohol.
    Taste: Mighty sweetness of sherry and honey (if at all, then very little fruit sweetness), maritime notes in creamy vanilla with well integrated oak wood. The strong peat smoke is always present.
    Finish: Long - peat and smoke is now even more apparent. Slightly bitter with more intense woody notes of toasted barrels. With a lot of salt and black pepper, dry-peaty finish.
    89 points (nose: 90 / taste: 89 / finish: 88)

  3. Ivynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An excellent Laphroaig sherry, a pity that prices have exploded.
    • Nose
      Peat, iodine, candied citrus, caramel, dried fruit. A lot of perfume and a super alliance between sherry and peat
    • Taste
      Alcohol very well integrated, always peat sherry harmony: plants, caramel, dried fruit, smoke ... rather oily texture but more "dry oloroso"
    • Finish
      Peat, plants, sherry. The finish is superb, very long, very aromatic.

  4. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nutty and tary aroma, juniper berries,

    vanilla, ripe orange, raisins, toffee, pepper malt and figs. Marzipan

    sweet and smoky taste, horseradish, mint, ginger, orange marmalade,

    anise, vanilla, banana and peated malt. Long, smoky, spicy and malty


  5. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another excellent young Laphroaig, without much surprise but very well done. more sherry than the 1999 daily dram, and less mineral and austere.
    • Nose
      A little time to open up then it becomes fantastic: a surprising mix of peat, iodine, camphor, grilled bacon with candied oranges and almonds.
    • Taste
      A drop of water can open a little more but the 61.5% pass very well, alcohol is perfectly integrated. Same aromas as the nose, slightly dry texture.
    • Finish
      very long, on the medicinal peat of Laphroaig.

  6. Lafroy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87


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