Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Smoked Salmon Candy
Stated Age
18 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2016 9:15 am by urs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 143,22

4 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 SMWS 29.200

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N- Much a good Laphroaig style, opened up with sun baked sea shell, dried seaweed and oily fish note, rounded with thick chocolate and sweet menthol. Sweet pickled ginger lingers with toasted almonds, burnt spices, over-baked apple/pear pie, last but not least with hints of plasticine at the tail. Pleasantly complex and evolving.

    P- Dry antiseptic notes come fore immediately with arising thick paper ash smokes. Well married of sweetish herbal peat and buttery chocolate that stands just as tall to the punchy strength. More toasted almonds and get oak-ier as it developed with lemon salty tangs.

    F- Long, dark chocolate and malty sweet, with thick toasty burnt bitterness that sits at the back palate.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Not sure why this is an F dram but hey, im on the 'cheeseboard 5' deal so let's sit back, relax and enjoy. This is a very relaxed Laphroaig, certainly on the nose at least. Peated whisky doesn’t automatically switch my 'yes' buttons on but this one certainly does. It’s often the peat that brings out the barley and the sweetness, the vegetal sweetness in this case. SMWS notes highlight 'Indian candy salmon'. As someone who's been to India more times than i desired, it's impossible to deny that eastern subcontinent flavour link, yet i’m more inclined to think of UK seashore with salty seaweeds and 6oz sinkers - anglers will concur. However, It’s the huge oiliness that impresses me the most with touches of thick green grass.
    T: Vegetables, barley and two-stroke oil continue the journey yet it becomes harsher into the finish as the cask? kicks in. Adding water 50/50 brings forth the vegetal fresh - not TCP, more Listerine.
    F: Massive mackerel notes, although i get the salmon association now - weirdly the fishes skin is the common denominator. Thankfully that fish note, like the crab pate note with the Glenrothes WB dissipates, more now on fishy<vegetal smoke - if thats better?
    C: Probably more a fisherman’s friend that a city chum but a decent whisky no less.

    Scores a B[-]

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Light golden yellow autumn leaves

    Flavour Profile: Lightly peated

    As soon as the first sample was poured the sweet smoky
    aromas filled the room and put a smile on our faces. Just like ‘Indian candy
    salmon’, one Panellist stunned us all. Further explanations followed suit; a
    combination of salmon, salt, maple syrup and hours of smoking created this
    confection-like treat. Let’s try it – peat smoked scallops with a balsamic
    glaze. A drop of water and the smoke turned more perfumed, how about designing
    an aftershave – we all certainly endorsed that! On the palate now rich hemp
    seed oil but at the same time still that alluring sweet smoke of salmon.

    Drinking Tip: Also called ‘wigwam salmon’ – who’d object to
    having this in their wigwam?



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