Laphroaig 1999

Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB37842
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Highgrove
Vintage
30.09.1999
Bottled
24.09.2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
5159
Number of bottles
280
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 nov 2012 10:54 am
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239.90

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1999

3 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.88 points.

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 1999 - 2012, 12 years, 46% alc. Original bottling (Highgrove). Expansion: Cask 5159.

    Nose: Slightly tart and sweet, also with a medicinal note of peat smoke. Hops, malt and green vegetables. Then various fruits, apples, pear compote and vanilla. multi-layered. After that, the smoke crystallizes more and more, is less medicinal than many other Laphis, but gunpowder and a touch of sulfur.

    Palate: Slightly sweet, very mineral, slightly rusty. Otherwise malt and citrus fruits, especially limes and oranges. The peat smoke is relatively mild and earthy, some charcoal. Slightly hot, spicy and peppery towards the end.

    Finish: Medium length and creamy, spicy and slightly sweet with honey and vanilla.

    Conclusion: Nice Laphroaig, only it would have liked to have had significantly more revolutions. 86/100 points (2015).

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/laphroaig-highgrove-19992005-cask-5159-ob/

  3. Hemdl did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Laphroaig 12 yo 1999/2012 'Highgrove ' (46%, OB, cask #5159)
    Now that the royal baby’s born, let’s try his grandpa’s whisky. We’re
    all ears… Colour: pale straw. Nose: it’s not old but there are already
    some touches of pink grapefruits and passion fruits, like in the old
    Laphroaigs (old tens, Bonfanti and such). This is actually beautiful and
    much more delicate than expected. Light smoke, moderate camphor, lovely
    almonds and other fresh nuts (or is this sesame?), clams, whelks
    (hey!), other seafood… A perfect nose! To think that we were thinking
    this would be all ears (S., this is becoming ridiculous – Camilla.)
    Mouth: excellent, perfectly smoky, salty, lemony, medicinal and briny.
    Everything’s there, balance is achieved, this is perfect Laphroaig at
    drinking strength. Finish: long, briny, salty. Drinking seawater.
    Comments: I’ve seen on the telly that his personal butler prepares
    Charles’ toothbrush every morning, the prince doesn’t even need to
    handle his toothpaste tube. Hope he gets a glass of this as well. Yup,
    every morning! SGP:457 - 90 points.

    whiskyfun.de

  4. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 1999-2012, 12 years, 46% alc. Original bottling (highgrove) Expansion: Cask 5159 Region: Islay, Scotland
    Nose: slightly sour and sweet, also with a medicinal peat smoke note. Hops, malt and green vegetables. Behind it then various fruits, apples, pear compote and vanilla. Complex. After that, the smoke crystallizes more and more, less medically than many other Laphis, but gunpowder and a touch of sulfur.
    Palate: Slightly sweet, very mineral, slightly rusty. Otherwise malt and citrus fruits, especially limes and oranges. The peat smoke is relatively mild and earthy, some coal. Slightly spicy, spicy and peppery towards the end.
    Finish: Medium-long and creamy, spicy and slightly sweet with honey and vanilla.
    Conclusion: Beautiful Laphroaig, only he would have liked to have much more turns. 86/100 points (tasted 2015, ca. 140,00 €) I thank Whiskycuse for sample and photo!

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