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Overall rating
90.89/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Highland Circle 25th Anniversary
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 15057
Number of bottles
218
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Highland Circle 25th Anniversary Bottling
Added on
10 Oct 2015 11:24 am by Whiskydimpfel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 280.00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1990 MoS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.89 points

  1. gossm01 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
      Pleasant earthy peat smoke, light sweetness, vanilla, pipe tobacco
    • Taste
      88 88
      earthy, slightly alcoholic
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium long, pleasantly warm

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A happy whisky. I am again reconciled to old Laphroaigs after the in my opinion unspeakable 32-year-old Laphroaig. Another great MoS bottling. 93 points
    • Nose
      Very nice smoke. No blazing campfire where you almost have to cough, but pleasantly sweet smoke. Citrus acid and salty sea spray behind. Toffees. Caramel. Dental office. With the time always sweeter and always unwrauchiger. GummispĆ¼lhandschuhe. In summary, a wonderfully strong, smoky-sweet nose with delicate hints of lemons, that's nice!
    • Taste
      Fantastic start. Smoke, sweetness and oak spice make the mouth shine. But a lot smokier than the nose would expect. Pleasantly peppery heat warms the mouth and burns off with vanilla, coconut, iodine and malt a true Flammfeuerwerk. Salt and citrus are still perceptible. dark chocolate beans.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, yes almost sticky sweet, which I always liked in combination with smoke. The smoke floats forever in the mouth

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    It is somewhat reminiscent of the original bottling, but it is much stronger, as you would expect in a barrel size otherwise. Full, complex and well-balanced, he brings with it everything that an old Laphroaig needs to make you happy.
    • Nose
      The smoke is pleasantly integrated into light, ripe citrus notes, sea flavors, some salt and classic bourbon notes in the form of darker caramel and panna cotta. Warms up the salty notes and caramel a little more effective.
    • Taste
      There it is again, the liquid block malt that the older Laphroaigs love to bring. It starts almost gently and develops in the mouth to a powerful, warming and well-balanced dram. Something cestus notes are there, the oak is clearly noticeable, but it is not unpleasant. When heated, it is even more powerful and thickly fills the mouth. You think you can chew it.
    • Finish
      Dark honey sweetness goes slowly, then the smoke and the oak share pleasantly sweet dry the finish. A little licorice gives some numbness to the cheeks. He warmed for a long time.

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a top whisky. Powerful, intense with an outstanding balance
    of malty sweetness, spicy flavours and maritime notes. It is typical
    Laphroaig with full integration of the distillery character, perfectly
    matured with less pungency. Oak isn't dominating too much here and the
    peat one can expect from a Laphroaig is nicely present. A brilliant
    Laphroaig, one of the best 25yo bottlings I've ever had from this
    distillery.

    I thank Markus Siering for sharing a sample with me.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with a delicious malty sweetness and lingering
      vanilla behind. Subsequently, peat smoke emerges along with Laphroaig
      typical medicinal notes, but not that pungent, even gentle iodine, salt
      and mineral tones with a touch of flintstone. Subtle fruit is coming
      through, citrus, oranges, along with spicy tones of cloves and oak.
      Powerful, bold, intense and exceedingly pleasant.
    • Taste
      A very sweet start on the palate with citrus fruit, oranges, honey and
      delicate vanilla. This is immediately overlain by warm and hot spice,
      cracked black pepper, oak and glove, followed by gentle medicinal
      flavours, iodine, seaweed, complemented by a crisp malty sweetness.
      Overall there is lingering peat smoke. Extremely mouth-coating and
      prickling spice on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Very long and warm with sticky dark honey on the tongue, luscious orange
      and allspice, with maritime flavours in the end and peat smoke overall.
      Amazingly delicate.

      WITH WATER: Fresh sea air, iodine, seaweed and
      significantly less malty and fruity sweetness on the nose. The
      sweetness, however, is still present on the palate with more prickling
      spice and a long and warm finish with excellent peat smoke.

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