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Overall rating
90.09/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2015
Calculated age
18 years old
Casknumber
46
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Old Bond Street
Barcode
5010493040389
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
23 Dec 2015 12:06 am by FederalNate
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 172.41

Member rates

Level Username Rating
Member Junior Kenx1221
93
Expert Senior Ragazzo
93
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo
91
Expert Senior ManoCornuta
91
Expert Senior ThS
91
Expert Senior malt_fan_06
91
Expert Senior spleen
91
Member Senior jobert
91
Expert Senior Tabrulavubeg
91
Expert Senior Forrest
90
Member Senior moving_coil
90
Expert Junior Schwark
90
Expert Senior Jeep51
90
Expert Senior aphex
90
Member Senior Gohatto
90
Expert Senior Nurmaliss
90
Expert Senior Doppelpass
90
Expert Senior WhiskyU
89
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers
89
Expert Senior stf92
89
Expert Senior tromby
89
Expert Senior Raremalt61
89
Expert Senior tomy63
89
Administrator RoyalScotsman
88
Specialist ontherocks
87

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
0
Taste
0
Finish
0
Balance
0

Tastingtags

5 Notes

moving_coil
Member Senior moving_coil Review note
10 Nov 2016 8:14 pm
moving_coil gave this whisky 90 points
Nose: Lovely and sweet tarry phenolics. In fact a honey dripped fruit cocktail! Softer maybe than usual Laphroaig but still a super Islay sweetened nose.

Mouth: This tastes older than 18 years! There is the fruit again then pow we are in the zone we get from great Laphroaig’s of this vintage. Now there is the tropical fruits along with the fire and brimstone we are used to. Maybe less medicinal notes than usual. The body is fantastic, strong but not overwhelming.

Finish: Long and it has been a good one. The real ashiness now kicks in covering itself on top of the honeyed tropical fruits. A real buzz!

Only (cough) £100 at the Whisky Show 2015 and better than the also very good show bottling from TWE. I think they jacked the price up when it went to full release. Now to track down the other Laphroaig’s from this BBR batch!
Weighted Rate
90.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
90
Ragazzo
Expert Senior Ragazzo Note
12 Oct 2016 4:06 pm
Ragazzo gave this whisky 93 points

Absolutely fantastic Laphroaig. Seems much older than it is.

ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
28 Mar 2016 7:44 pm
ThS gave this whisky 91 points

Subtil, avec un élégant et complexe mélange de notes acidulées et fruitées d'une part, et d'autres délicatement fumées, terriennes et tourbées d'autre part. Un Laphroaig délicat, harmonieux et équilibré, et où le bois la joue en sourdine contrairement aux OB. Excellent.

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
02 Jan 2016 9:42 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 89 points

N: Clean

T: Oily and developing more slick, wow!

F: It was always building up to an inevitable [and positive conclusion] but it took its time. A delectable, ethanol-light, long, smoky, bitter oak, peaty finish.

C: Good one. Berry’s do it again, and again.


Scores a B+ [89]


Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Note
23 Dec 2015 11:10 am
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 91 points

 from a refil bourbon cask as the guys from BR told me at the TWE whiskyshow 2015

n:fruity,coastal,subtle peat,peaceful
m:sweet,smoky,saline but not salt,subtle medicinal notes,sweet aromatic smoke,vanilla,fruits(bourbony plus some tropical),some bourbony wood spicies as well
f:long and velvet
91
(the balance between the fruits the wood and the laphroaig smokiness is perfect)

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