Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
15 years old
Ex-Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 jan 2014 8:52 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 180.00

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMS

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.33 points.

  1. Hagerboe scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. butt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I felt it was saltier than many other Laphroaigs. A welcome bottling for the inclined collector, but also a nice addition to the bar of the Islay medical fans. You should have tried that.
    • Nose
      Tar and salty smoke attack the nose. Behind it a balancing touch of sea breeze. Medicinal notes, some kiwi, green unripe fruits. With water significantly less smoke than expected. Vanilla on a thin wooden floor, with green grapes, some malt & a flared match.
    • Taste
      Oily mouthfeel. Immediately smoky in the mouth, tiny wood notes and an inconspicuous, slightly tart vanilla touch. Water added to this drop is very salty. The Laphroaig-typical medicine lays wide under it. Towards the end a bit bitter & even salty. One has the feeling of having a puddle of beach in the glass.
    • Finish
      A good, healthy sharpness that stays long & dissolves only hesitantly. Above all hovering smokiness. Leaves a slightly bitter pull on the tongue. Water makes for a small fire, which quickly extinguishes. An incredible saltiness is on the lips.

  4. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sweet start, followed by seaweed, salt and a lot of peat. Nuff said!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86


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