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Overall rating
87.73/100
votes
61
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
22.09.1998
Bottled
05.11.2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
700354
Number of bottles
780
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2014 10:31 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137,33

21 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 vW

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.73 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This Laphroaig is more mature in its combination of sweet and smoke than the 2013 version (13 year old). It's very hard to choose between 87 and 88 points.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, some ginger, red fruits, sherry, pepper, petroleum, some fish notes.
    • Taste
      Smoke, BBQ smoked sauce, sweet spiced old oak.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoked BBQ with old oak.

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good laphroaig, but unfortunately quite far from the raw version of barrel.
    • Nose
      very discreet, maybe a little sulfur. Light peat, sugar, medicinal notes.
    • Taste
      A more powerful mouth, very medicinal, which is reminiscent of cough syrup. Texture quite fat, sweet, but a bit short in the mouth with a finish on the herbs, moss, hay. together little iodized.
    • Finish
      ashes, peat, herbs, always this duo medicinal plants and sugar reminiscent of syrup for cough

  6. Tomh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Love it! 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. erikz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Hands down the best Laphroaig I've tasted so far. Very peaty but still that classic Laphroaigh character to it. Lovely sweet sherry notes with a long dry finish.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Another Laphroaig that does not grace my eyes, sorry.

    I find that in the nose it stinks, in the mouth it is bitter, and the finish is bitter and astringent.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      67 67

  10. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For tasting notes see post below!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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