Laphroaig 1998 JB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jean Boyer (JB)
Bottling serie
Our 5th Birthday
Calculated age
10 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
61.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 sep 2008 4:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1998 JB

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.54 points.

  1. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good nose but the mouth was maybe a bit too monolithic. Anyway great young peater.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, ashes, coastal and medicinal notes, some wet dogs too.
    • Taste
      Strong, medicinal and ashy. Slightly lemony too. With water, more lemon, salt and spices.
    • Finish
      Medium, smoky, drying.

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Young laphroaig with a great balance, really nice

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, fig, apple, marzipan and vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, yellow raisin, vanilla and chilli pepper. With water a little ginger.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Peat, gingerbread, spice and dark chocolate.

  5. goran scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Laphroaig 10 yo 1998/2008 (61.2%, Jean Boyer for the forum)  This one will soon be available. Colour: white wine. Nose: this is the wham-bam kind of young Laphroaig, with truckloads of peat smoke, iodine, kelp and hints of antiseptic and fresh mint. Certainly the most ‘traditional’ of the three, maybe more traditional than all OB’s actually. With water: even more smoke, more iodine and more rooty/earthy notes. Prototypical. Mouth (neat): huge sweetness from the alcohol and then plain peat, a lot of lemon juice, apple peeling (very clean and pleasantly sharp bitterness) and a pinch of salt. Extremely compact and exactly ‘Laphroaig’ again. With water: it’s totally liberated now, displaying the perfect peat+lemon+spices+salt combo. Finish: goes on in the same vein for a long time. Comments: absolutely perfect young Laphroaig, extremely peaty and ultra-clean.SGP:338 - 91 points. (please note that I’m a member of the excellent forum, but I swear to Hueesskee, goddess of whisky, that these notes were totally impartial. - S.)

  6. Jeep51 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A complex nose but a simpler mouth. A young Laphroaig very successful and balanced
    • Nose
      Beautiful expressiveness despite the young age: tar, wet dog, smoked fish, iodine. All this is supported by a fruity frame that brings enough freshness (citrus). The nose is really nice.
    • Taste
      A very medicinal peat that contrasts with the complexity and the aromatic nose. Unfortunately, I think it's a bit monolithic which is very good.

  7. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A character considerably more austere than the OB, less smiling, less exuberant. Her beauty is elsewhere. It is not because a landscape is rough that it is not beautiful and it is the same for this whisky: a concentrate of steep cliffs overlooking a windy ocean.
    • Nose
      On fine peat and tar. Then develops meaty flavors and coffee as well as a lemony note, before more maritime aspects develop (iodine). A nose always very clear and defined. A drop of water makes it smokier and iodine goes from a marine register (spray) to something more medicinal (betadine).
    • Taste
      Less oily than OB, but more peaty, although peat remains fine. Lemon juice and meaty aspects complete the picture. The water does not break its texture and enhances the lemony flavor.
    • Finish
      Less intense than the OB, but better distance, on a beautiful dry peat mingled with lemon juice and the appearance of a hint of exoticism.

  8. jodeenow scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A dry whisky, very fresh and unadorned. A few drops of water allow to round and soften a little, while highlighting some chocolate notes. A good pick for who will tame his power!
    • Nose
      Quite fresh and fruity, it develops a nice mix of iodine, peat and citrus.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it warms. The degree of alcohol is well felt, just like peat. Very powerful, monolithic and without concession. Some notes of coffee are also felt.
    • Finish
      Moderately long in terms of power even if this little bitter taste typical of Laphroaig stays long enough on the palate.

  9. jodeenow scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Bachess scored this whisky 92 points Administrator

    One of the few Laphroaigs (or whiskies) that I liked more with water.
    Great whisky!
    • Nose
      A heavy nose. Lots of peat but also some mint and a freshness i cant determine.
    • Taste
      No burn (although its more then 60%) at all. Very sweet and lemon(-ny), fresh and a bit dry (maybe the yeast or alcohol?).
      with water: Even better, mellow and round. The citric pops in.
    • Finish
      Long and excellent !! Some dryness on the end (about an hour later :-) )

  12. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    I want to reconfirm my rating.


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