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Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
More reviving than smelling salts
Vintage
26.11.1996
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
29.209
Number of bottles
258
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Mar 2017 12:46 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 182,09

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88
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87
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1996 SMWS 29.209

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Unusual Laphroaig, not much peated. Well balanced and unusual strong sense of liquorice
    • Nose
      Liquorice and black pepper
    • Taste
      Salt and sea breeze
    • Finish
      Long, with liquorice again and some peat

  2. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: Quite a dizzy mix of light barley herbal with buttery and farm notes. Settles in the groove with herbal-sweet chewing gum overall - stretchy stuff, with smoked barley clearly evident.
    T: Bitter-sweet toasted char, light waxy herbal and sweet-peat - again, a heady mix.
    F: Lovely again, now with a bitter edge [despite the sweetness]… also with a dryness, a sure saline note and cool-fresh [eucalyptus] smoke.
    C: Nothing wrong here, but whether you'd pay £124 for it is another thing. The bottles [online] sold out within a few days, so that answers that. As good as it is, and it is good, it didn’t quite pull my heart strings.

  3. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    A palpably maritime nose – seaweed, rock-pools, ship’s timbers, smoked mussels and kippers; one panellist got vanilla ice-cream in a shaman’s tepee (herbal, medicinal smoke, soot, leather). The palate’s complex flavours – fish, fennel, shrimp, oak, vanilla, oven-roasted parsnips and chocolate cake, were infused with peat-smoke, herbal medicines and volcanic ash. The reduced nose was more reviving than smelling salts – hot rocks, salted caramel, roast coffee, liquorice and rubber balloons – a good idea to keep some handy in case somebody faints! The sweet, earthy palate now had soot, peat ash, sweet tar, black-jacks and butter and strawberry jam on burnt toast.

    DRINKING TIP: A bit of a first aid dram – or with oysters if in good health.

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