- Single Malt
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Stairway to your imagination
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 58.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 06 Jan 2017 1:35 pm by John Barleycorn
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1995 SMWS 29.197
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points
- Very dry with dark chocolate, hints of hony, dry smoke. Tobacco, coffee, peat. Long aftermath with a very dry finish with moss, peat and wood.
- A very good Laphroaig with a classic profile.
Zesty peat, lemon oils, very salty.
Lemon juices, sweet and dusty peat, very mellow.
Peat oil, some wood tannins.
- N: I’ve very much been enjoying Caol Ila 25yo WB of late, to be found very reasonably priced in mainland Europe compared to the UK. It [CI] has a deep, smoky vegetal side - this vegetal disposition being it’s strength. The same is true of this Laphroaig. The smoke is secondary to the vegetal [a good thing in my opinion], that vegetal bringing complexities in the guise of column radiators [cast iron], seaweed, mussels, bread sauce, smoked back bacon, linseed-oil drizzled sweetcorn, spent matches, leather, shoe polish, [green] ice-pops, candied cigarettes, .... This Laphroaig would be ideal sprayed on fish using an atomiser. Later the sweeter vanilla ice-cream notes appear with some tutti-fruity, cardboard [often seen as a negative note but neither good nor bad here], dried fish, lime & samphire - and things i’ve not experienced in the edible food kingdom before!
T: Ah-ha, oh yes, we have vegetal-sweet-malty-smoke - that’s the ticket right there. It gives everything all at once. A fabulous multi-facetted arrival leads to a delightful fade, if only a little disappointing due to my expectation of further developments. Add water [as you go], and hold the juice in the mouth [one second for every year in the cask], for an improved, more viscose mouthfeel.
F: Keeps on the same track with a little cocoa butter, liquorice wood and burning newspaper. Honeyed-bourbon ash with vegetal vanilla-liquorice prevails.
C: I wanted more but it seemed to give all it had on the arrival. The nose is very good. It’s all really good, the best of the bunch so far.
- SMWS tasting notes:
A sunny afternoon and we were sitting in deck chairs on a pebble beach with the salty sea breeze, carrying the tiniest thread of peat smoke, keeping the temperature comfortable. The children were exploring rock pools and with a good book and a good dram something magical could happen. A wonderful gush of sweet peat flavours reverberated in our mouths. Combine this with a dash of lime juice and a splash of honey, soy and lemon glaze over roast chicken and you are there. Diluted; sea trout, samphire and spicy lemon shrimps with a Moroccan mint tea – just lose yourself in a daydream.
DRINKING TIP: One can only bear so much reality.