- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Early morning ward rounds
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- Refill Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 53.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 16 Sep 2015 7:45 pm by Armando
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1999 SMWS 29.170
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points
- A great whisky. Not as direct as most Laphroaig standard bottlings, but much more complex. With a hint of water the whisky opens even more.
There is so much going on here. Sweet smoke meets ham, grapes, lime, ashes, honey and maple syrup.
Now comes the ash-like smoke through properly, followed by the sweetness of toffee, fleshy notes, smoked salt and some vinegar. The texture is wonderfully oily, if you add some water.
Finally, this Laphroaig is very long with a potpourri of notes to be found in the aroma and taste.
- SMWS Tasting Notes
Colour: Clean as a whistle
Flavour profile: Peated
Matron was dressed in freshly starched linen with ozone and early morning dew. The ward tingled with lemon bleach, menthol rub and clean alcohol. Mid-morning allowed a break for a pithy espresso and a smoke with lighter fuel, Cuban cigars and herbal tobacco. And curiously, iced wine and pickled onions. A dash of water brought out waxy grapefruit and tempered smoke soothing the patient. Sweeter maltiness of char grilled sourdough topped with olive tapenade and home grown tomatoes emerged. Bay infused rollmops herring and freshly smoked kippers. To finish sweet onion, salt and vinegar crisps. Matron’s work is done.
Drinking tip: When a delicate touch is required