Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The 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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 185.24

2 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1995 SMWS 29.197

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.00 points.

  1. Eichi scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    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.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good Laphroaig with a classic profile.
    • Nose
      Zesty peat, lemon oils, very salty.
    • Taste
      Lemon juices, sweet and dusty peat, very mellow.
    • Finish
      Peat oil, some wood tannins.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.


  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.


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