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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1997 LMDW
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.56 points
- This one is similar in style to Signatory+TWE casks 700389 and 700393 but less smoky and phenolic, and not quite as excellent. Don't get me wrong, it's still better than any reasonably priced distillery OBs.
This one doesn't work as well with water as the S+TWE casks and lacks a bit of their impressive body so I'm afraid we're staying at 88. Best with just a little bit of water, like a teaspoon. The finish has a neat variation of the typical aspirin taste: dissolvable C-vitamin tablets.
- from whiskyfun: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivedecember14-2-Old-Fitzgerald-Laphroaig-Glendronach-Highland-Park.html#161214
Laphroaig 15 yo 1997/2014 (54.3%, La Maison du Whisky, Artist #4, sherry hogshead, cask #3350, 291 bottles)With a very lovely label by Albane Simon. After all, since we need labels, why not let true artists make them? Colour: gold. Nose: what’s impressive is to nose this along the Port Wood. This is so much better integrated (the wonders of refill, perhaps), and yet I do find wee touches of strawberries, and even raspberries. Also kippers, smoked bacon, old musty cellar, then more leather and walnuts, and perhaps a little parmesan cheese? It’s not a whistle-clean Laphroaig at all, but everything’s in sync this time. With water: sweeter leathery notes. Mouth (neat): massive! Sweet peat, as we sometimes say. Some kind of smoked orange liqueur with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper. There’s a roundness to it (raisins, figs) but the spirit was huge and keeps the whole ‘nervous’ and not clumsy at all. With water: smoked walnut wine with a little salt. Swims well on the palate, and even gives out old-style medicinal notes. Finish: long, sweet, slightly leathery and earthy. Bitter oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: excellent, even if this is not my preferred style. SGP:557 - 86 points