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Overall rating
89.25/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Celtic Whisky Compagnie (Cel)
Bottling serie
The Spirit Safe & Cask
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
08 years old
Casknumber
52
Number of bottles
305
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Jun 2015 9:32 am by Dede
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80,00

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4 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Islay 1998 Cel

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent for age.
    • Nose
      At the first nose, reminds me of the young Laphroaig bottled by Signatory from almost 10 years ago. Peat smoke, of course, very expressive.
    • Taste
      It's oily, medicinal, extremely smoky. A citric and brine acidity betrays an obvious youthful mid-palate.
    • Finish
      Long on smoked herring.

  2. Dede scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    So it's young peat that rocks very hard on smoked malted barley, with nice lemony notes on a rather medicinal peat. Like that to the blind I would leave on a Laffie but some young Laga can also present this type of profile. That's it: smoked cereal, lemon, and peat in all possible medicinal forms: camphor, hospital corridor, tincture of iodine ... Allergic peat will avoid, but in this winter, I appreciates.

    In the mouth, it's more manly, if you know what I mean. Finally, there is also what ...
    Well, we keep going, smoke malted barley, a little lemon (but less than the nose) and a big peat bobby, full of chimney ash, to finish on a full gentian swig.

    Final long, very long, and very smoke, with a hint of salt.

    Well, how to say. It is not complex. It's not subtle. It is not difficult. It is not balanced. But it is good. Anyway i like it a lot. A good friend for the winter evenings. I would gladly take a keel or two!

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