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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 11784
Number of bottles
188
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jan 2016 7:41 pm by urs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 162,30

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7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1996 ED

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Long and lingering aftertaste, a full body and doesn't taste like a 56.5% ABV at all!
    • Nose
      90 90
      lemon and lemon zest, slight salty, seaweed, malty, light ash note, see salt, a touch of pepper, honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Iodine, vanilla, honey, lemon, seaweed, custard, dry ash smoke and rubber.
    • Finish
      91 91
      slight iodine, pepper, seaweed, brininess, citrus, dry burned rubber.

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this Lappyy at the first Whisky Tasting Festival (WTF) in Utrecht, August 2016, at the whiskybase stand.

    What i remember was that this one is compared to the standard OB Laphroaig 18 had still quite some peaty iodine kick, where the OB 18 is already quite calmed down. The higher alcohol is perhaps also part of that, but with regard to peaty impact it was closer to a 10yo CS for me. Next to that it delivered quite a delicate yellow fruitiness due to its long maturation.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    High-class feminine Laphroaig with an Irish side. A more expressive nose would have granted it an easy 90+ ... but I'll stay on 89 for now.
    • Nose
      Quite shy, just as many an "old" Islayer coming from a refill bourbon. Elegant, without anything too loud. Spirit-driven, which can't be bad news. Exotic paraffin, wet mossy rocks, freshly washed clothes, chantilly cream, mineral oils, some light notes of briny lemons, banana's and band-aid. Pure, in a word. But a bit too shy, sadly.
    • Taste
      Excellent. Alcohol is very well integrated, and the profile masters the fresh, exotic, acidic fruits of mature Laphroaig expressions : young mango, pineapple, lime juice and maybe maracuja and jasmine ... but still retaining some solid Islay DNA with touches of camphor, clean rubber (think a new bicycle inner tube, not a burning tire).
    • Finish
      Rather short but clean and coherent on the same notes of lemon pie, clean "meadowy" peat.

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