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Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2015
Casktype
4 Bourbon Barrels
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060188981565
Added on
30 Jun 2015 6:42 pm by z-imaging
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Average value

€ 128.60

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lp6 SMS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 5/5 This is a beautiful whisky No. 1250!
    • Nose
      Seaweed, generous ripe fruit (baked apples), vanilla, pastry malt with a note of almonds
    • Taste
      Everything is here ! Generosity, intensity, breadth, stature, texture, spices, honey ...
    • Finish
      Sweet and intense, sparkling with spices. Long on the smoke!

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    Lp6 is one for Islay fans who like their whiskies dry and lean, with more emphasis on peat and smoke than fruit. This bottling is from the late 1990s, and was matured in a quartet of ex-bourbon barrels.

    Cask details;
    Four 1998 bourbon barrels.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    A multitude of aromas here: medicine, brine, black pepper and smoke. Slightly austere and challenging.

    Palate
    Tropical fruit arrives in the form of mango and pineapple, with some lemon zest, big peat and smoke. Still on the lean side, then vanilla adds richness. Adding water ramps up the fruitiness.

    Finish
    Long and lingering, with a dry, smoky edge and a touch of vanilla.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Only on the tongue does he show that he is a Laphroaig. Well done, but with a comparable original bottling, eg 10 CS, just barely keep up.
    • Nose
      A reserved, mildly smoky nose. A hint of phenol, only a little. Sea salt and washed-up, sun-dried algae. Lime as a fruit note.
    • Taste
      On the tongue it shows up as a classic Laphroaig with strong peat smoke, licorice, glowing asphalt and sea salt. Beautiful fruit note with citrus fruits. After a while comes dark chocolate and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, salty, drying to the end.

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nachverkostung, two years later: He has broken down, the nose is now very discreet, on the tongue he comes quite thin. In the finish he is still well spicy and smoky. So he does not tolerate oxygen (in the half emptied sample vial).

  8. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good good dram, but you have to like spices in your peat. Not a "clean & fresh" one, as opposed to Lg5 which I tasted side by side, and prefered. Lp4 was better as well imho, its light sherry bringing the "real" Laphroaig fruitiness with passion fruit and all. Well, good dram anyway.
    • Nose
      A Laphroaig all right, but the cask influence is definitely there. A seemingly sherried (though there isn't any) medicinal side on big big camphor and cough syrup, quite some wood spices, hessian, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Same vein, very sandy, with sweet fleetwood, rhubarb, iodine big time, smoky liquorice, cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long, quite sweet, always on those woody spices, smoke (of course ...), bitter rhubarb and wet sand.

  9. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Actually, this is too expensive, as there are cheaper equivalent or better OA. I do not like it devaluing the price, therefore, the price is adjusted.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A classic Laphroaig which is offering a well balanced peat dram.  Lovely!

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