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Overall rating
91.26/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Glenscoma (Gs)
Vintage
1979
Bottled
1996
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Oak Wood
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Jul 2012 6:32 am
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 550,00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1979 Gs

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.26 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

    In
    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.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=176 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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