Laphroaig 1979 Gs

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Glenscoma (Gs)
Stated Age
17 years old
Oak Wood
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 jul 2012 6:32 am
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 550.00

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33 × member ratings

2 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1979 Gs

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.00 points.

  1. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    very fruity, floral, mineral, grassy laphroaigh! I like it!

  2. Gregorsky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    91.5 points
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Has exciting notes for a Laphi that go well together, unfortunately the finish is a bit too vegetable-green for one point more.
    • Nose
      Interesting nose, carbonated Riesling? Banana, almond nut, light toffee, white chocolate, a hint of green apple and kiwi, mirabelle plum, some iodine and herbal ointment from Laphi, all quite elegant, but a little zucchini
    • Taste
      But nice, already cooled ash in front, pear chips, papaya, marzipan, mirabelle plum, great, light toffee, green apple, kiwi, green tea, salt, iodine, alcohol well integrated, beautiful malt
    • Finish
      Salt and pepper, zucchini, malt, rosemary, medium length

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2006]  I had this dram during a MaRa rarities tasting at Limburg.

    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. 
    My notes state a nose on strong banana and nougat aromas with a little smoke (I noted "comparable to the 17 year old Douglas Laing" but forgot to state which of the several 17y olds I meant).  The taste has a lot more peaty/smokey flavours and lovely fruity aromas.

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur Color: white wine to straw yellow
    Nose: A very strong lemon fragrance with salty character rises from the glass. Bergamot, cold peaty smoke and a hint of vanilla follow. Even after prolonged breathing, not much else happens. However, what makes the nose work is perfectly fine.
    Taste: Creamy-rich taste with notes of olive oil, vanilla, lemons and freshly cut limes. Peat and smoke are in harmony with the overwhelming citrus freshness.
    Finish: Super long and salty! Lots, lots of lemon and more peat and smoky elements.
    Remark: Too bad that the whole malt is kept rather one-dimensional!
    90 points (nose: 90 / taste: 91 / finish: 90)


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