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Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB90966
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
1990s
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
75cl e | red 15 on neck label
Bottle code
SD522
Added on
28 Dec 2016 12:16 pm by Tigo

Average value

€ 1513.51

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. alectron scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Original Note from 22 Sep 2012 10:23 am:My rating is for a Laphroaig 15, 75cl, 40%, from the end of the 80s. No large red number on main label, but only the small 15 in red font on the neck label. Quite lovely too.

  2. Mvk_dub scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    This is a stellar expression of Islay malt, a true masterpiece in a glass of tradition and sophistication.

    Colour: Rich gold colour with clarity and depth that belies this dram’s character and sophistication.

    Nose: Fresh-cut grass, fisherman’s net, saltwater and seaweed, iodine and salty smoke remind me of a driftwood fire on an autumn beach. Classic but restrained Laphroaig peat with ever so delicately sweet undertones, vanilla, lemon and liquorice at the end.

    Palette: So amazingly smooth and silky. The seaweed, smoke, and iodine mix with a slightly nutty refreshingly sweet flavour from the start. Some chocolate mingled with initially subdued ash and peat, some drying oak and chewy straw in the background. I get a touch of peppermint, before the peat comes back in full force, but remains so well balanced and integrated with touches of citrus, apples and pears. This one is much softer and sophisticated than Laphroaig 10. The additional five years of maturation have given it perfect complexity and smoothness.

    Finish: Long, with some lingering subtle sweetness, albeit heady, au revoir of peat with a hint of eucalyptus. Overall dry and warming.

    This pre-1992 expression (75cl bottle, pre-Royal Warrant, in the original tin box, marked as "unblended" and with the iconic red 15 on the box, bottled for the UK market at ABV 40%) is so rare to find these days. Now discontinued, this whisky brings together the best from the 10y old and the 18y old expressions into one unison, yet remaining so classic, subtle and elegant as it pays homage to Laphroaig as the 'most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies'. A truly iconic dram.

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