Laphroaig 1991

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
23 years old
1st Fill Sherry & Refill Hogsheads
Number of bottles
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Sep 2014 7:08 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 661.68

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1991

56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.98 points

  1. Sjaunja scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    An empty bottle was sold for 70,99€ at ebay.
    The capsule was not harmed for opening the bottle.
    So be careful if somebody offers you a bottle with bottle number 0986.
    eBay-Artikelnummer:  151892120215

    It is a shame that Laphroaig does not prevent such cheating with capsules which can not be taken off without destroying them.

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Wonderfully complex. Perfectly integrated alcohol, tamed, harmonious smoke, sweet hints of honey, plenty of citrus fruits and spices are my first impressions. I like the smoke very much, as the typical "hospital notes" are barely perceptible after plasters and gauze bandages. On the fresh side, citrus fruits dominate, with a tendency towards limes and juicy grapefruit. Due to the Sherry Fassreifung I register sweet, red fruits. Ripe grapes, a hint of raspberries and blackberries are pouring out of my glass hesitantly. Another contrast is the perceptible spices (cloves & cinnamon) and oak notes. In the background a wonderfully maritime impact lingers. A little kelp, algae and a salty sea breeze complete the extremely complex and always harmonious aromas. Even after half an hour, new impressions crystallize. Simply fascinating and exciting!
    • Taste
      Very oily, soft, cuddly and voluminous, the Laphroaig floods the palate. The spices cause a fine tingle on the tip of the tongue. The pleasantly sweet smoke wets the oral cavity and leaves the sherrylastigen and spicy aromas after a few seconds the upper hand. Ripe red fruits, grapes, cherries, sweet forest honey, a hint of caramel, juicy grapefruit and hints of orange peel form the basic flavor. Spicy oak notes, nuts, leather, herbs and spices (again cloves and cinnamon) intensify and pave the way to the finish. In the background there are always sweet smoke and maritime notes. Salt, seaweed and algae complete the multi-faceted taste experience. Very balanced and harmonious, with perfectly integrated alcohol, which gives the Laphroaig a completely sufficient power.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. The malt "loses" a little of its sweet-fruity lightness and leaves the dark fruits and distinctive wood notes now the priority. Plenty of leather, herbs and salt are present. The smoke lingers on the finish line rather in the background. At the very end a slight dryness and bitterness on the palate forms.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fatty, medicinal, oily smoke. Hospital. Tar. Then greedy, with hints of lemon. The peat and sherry that reveals itself is associated in the most beautiful way. It is soft. We even have a late development of mint and aromatic herbs.
    • Taste
      Very delicate, melted, well integrated peat. Salin and maritime. Alcohol ? Where. I never felt the urge or the need to add a drop of water.
    • Finish
      Delicate, sweet, sweet, with pepper and coffee. And that's long! What a good moment!

      Nose & Mouth 4/5
      Final 5/5

      Whisky n ° 2076

  4. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The notes are more like an excerpt of what he has to offer. You can always find new combinations of flavors. Gorgeous! I like that better than the 21er FoL.
    • Nose
      Smoke is there, but after 23y not so full in the face, no, lovely, harmonious, round, a wonderful interaction with the other flavors. Herbs; Honey; Fruit mousse of yellow and red fruits; a touch of nougat; gradually a note of old leather comes to the fore; now also some wood with freshly varnished clear coat; typical of Laphi are the 52.6% totally unobtrusive
    • Taste
      Sweetly he runs over the lips, the tongue is happy and bähm, Cayenne pepper but only briefly to immediately fall back into the lovely. A wonderful, sweet herbal mixture; Wild honey; here too something of the fruit nut; Oak, but not too much, almost tender; a few walnuts join ...
    • Finish
      ... going into the finish now comes a hefty portion of an old leatherette chair; the herbs lose their sweetness and become bitter; a pinch of black pepper; damp forest soil; it becomes mineral and the nougat appears again; beautiful laaang and thirsting for more of the medicine he remains in the entire mouth ...

  5. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A well-balanced Laphroaig!
    If you leave the prize aside and allow yourself to be completely open minded about the dram in the glass, one of the 1991s opens up a completely new approach to the Laphroaig Distillery.
    • Nose
      91 91
      First impression: wonderful sweetness of ripe red grapes. In the background Christmas spices such as cinnamon, coriander, cloves.
      Completely subdued smoke, the otherwise otherwise typical for Laphroaig medical sticking note completely missing.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Fine spicy, sherry sweet. The spices from the nose waft through the mouth. Every now and then, a small smoky top shows, but quickly returns to the background.
      Oily leather flavors complete the taste. Over time, the oak claims its space, but without becoming too dominant.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and flattering.

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    23 23 23 23 92 - from the opening and throughout the evening - a chic, balanced super whisky!

    21 23 23 22 88 - half-bottle standing for a long time - youth appeared in the nose, but still tasty! conclusion - you need to finish it on time!)

  7. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Typically Laphroaig and yet so different ... Mild and yet voluminous, powerful and harmonious, untamed and yet characterized by the dignified age. This Laphi inspires with its balance, harmony, strength and dignified nature, I like it very much!

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      Silky caramel shines pleasantly amber in the Premium Snifter, peat and smoke rise tentatively. While oily "legs" roll their way on the glass wall, creamy roasted aromas and wonderfully soft peat rise from the glass. Menthol freshness dissolves with hints of tart citrus fruits, apricots and oranges rest on a mirror of whole milk and creamy toffee, iodine and algae appear minimally. Slightly dried grapes and berries are drizzled with honey, maritime echoes and slightly mineral smoke appear, while phenol and iodine are subtle, along with coarse sea salt and slightly burnt wood tones. The mentholic freshness increases, mint and lemon appear, zest of oranges mix with peat and caramelized sugar.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruit flashes briefly, then dark peat, burnt wood and cold smoke roll over the tongue and whip up cozy and warm while smoking. Grapefruit and sour lemons, salt and algae, iodine and phenol, fly ash and charcoal mix in the next moment with hazelnuts, raisins and juicy red berries. After another sip, the palate is wrapped in warm smoke and fly ash, pepper and salt gently massages the tongue and cheeks, charcoal and dying embers, dark and slightly bitter wooden elements exude their tart aroma, rasp of dark chocolate and black espresso mix with dark ones Walnuts and hazelnuts. A hint of iodine draws down the throat, caramel and dark fruits end in chocolate and citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      Subtle sharpness, dark wood tones and warm peat smoke massively stimulate the saliva at the beginning of the aftertaste. A pinch of white pepper sticks to the palate with a few grains of salt, caramel and hazelnuts rest on the tongue, cozy warmth draws through the throat. Old walnuts with mint and menthol stick between the lips, the mouth feel becomes greasy and oily. The mentholic freshness increases, chocolate and raisins appear, with spicy wood tones and the typical phenol and iodine note, the aftertaste slowly fades away and leaves a creamy mouthfeel with a few wooden elements.

  8. olegborgol scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great, balanced luff. Very delicate and refined. 23-23-23-23

  9. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A lot of mixed opinions on this one. For me its a great dram however. It still tastes like Laphroaig and is not overpowered by sherry. Great maturity and balance between the ex-sherry and the refill casks. I find different nuances everytime I come back to it. Also the strength and mouthfeel is perfect. Well, only the price is dissapointing..
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very pleasant, at first powerful, iodine, salty, but after a couple of minutes it becomes very pleasant, envelops in strawberry jam, honey and spices.
    Burning taste first, then butter, spices, ground black pepper
    The finish is long, coriander, spices, butter and red wine, medical notes, burnt bread and a bit of bitter pepper

    Very cool nose, but the predominance of bitterness in the aftertaste spoils the impression


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