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Laphroaig 1991

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
23 years old
1st Fill Sherry & Refill Hogsheads
Number of bottles
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
24 Sep 2014 7:12 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 468,98

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1991

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.93 points

  1. 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.

  2. [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 ...

  3. 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

  4. Archer scored this whisky 89 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 whole new approach to the Laphroaig Distillery.
    • Nose
      First impression: wonderful sweetness of ripe red grapes. In the background Christmas spices such as cinnamon, coriander, cloves. Very restrained smoke, the otherwise otherwise typical for Laphroaig medical sticking note completely missing.
    • Taste
      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
      Long and flattering.

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    complex, sophisticated dram. gentle smoke, peat is not overwhelming. leaves more than enough space for the sweetness, honey, some vanilla even. a lot of spices but not bitter, fine dram but as it is a Laphraoig I enjoy the younger ones better. the seaweed is gone, the roughness also. Interesting and a pleasure to taste a dram. (WSZ17)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  8. art-bett scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A somewhat softened representative of the still. No peat board that cuts you out of your shoes ..... I like it a lot.

  9. Andy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    is good
    but with such a price, he would have to be much better.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Kevin_MH scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Laphroaig Vintage 1991 23-years Smell: It's Laphroaig time! After the glass is filled, a light smoke wafts through the room. The first smell, smoke and sea breeze, salty sea air. I fancy finding decaying seaweed, a light mint tickles her nose. Dark fruits appear, thick fat dark grapes; somewhere behind it hides a citrus fruit. No aggressive Domestos citrus fragrance, but rather a delicious grapefruit. A slight sweetness in combination with spices can be found, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste: Sweet Laphroaig smoke, the spices tickle the tongue, fruit is present, but not overlying. The oak comes with increasing length of stay in the mouth more and more to advantage.Salt and a squeezed grapefruit.
    Finish: Long finish, moderate fruit, then a lot of bitterness from the wood. What remains is an ever weaker smoke note and a recurring sweet.
    Conclusion: I honestly expected more from the bottle price. The nose was promising, a campfire on the beach and a whistling sea breeze. If I had the choice between the 21-year-old FoL Exclusive and this one, I would prefer the 21-year-old. It's not a bad Laphroaig and I can well imagine that he also finds fans, but he did not touch me very much. My guess for the future is that Laphroaig will be releasing new vintage series every year and so will be experimenting with various finishes.


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