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Laphroaig 1998 WB

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Whiskybase.com
Bottling serie 10.000 bottles on the wall
Vintage 11.1998
Bottled 08.2009
Age 10 years old
Casktype Bourbon Hogshead
Strength 57.1 % Vol.
Number of bottles 113
Size 700 ml
Price 49.00$ 53.41£ 41.16
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength Single Cask Whisky
Jean-Brice Tasting note
a few years ago
Jean-Brice gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Tourbe
New make
Poire
Shortbread

Taste

Fumée
Acidulée

Finish

Longue sur le feu de bois
Légère amertume

Comments

Pas mal même si j'en attendais plus!

corbuso Note
a few years ago
corbuso gave this whisky 54 points

Very young, peaty, immature and rough. From a non-active cask.
I could barely drink it. Not a whisky for me.

I_SPEY Tasting note
a few years ago
I_SPEY gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Smoky medicinal, leathery, peaty(of course!)and woody.

Taste

PEAT and smoke. And I can realy taste the 57.1%, but after some drops of water, it's becoming nice, even very adorable! Lots of smoke and peat and sweet(bourbon)wood as well.

Finish

Long and lingering.

Comments

A rather complex, interesting whisky (liquidly and euroly).

"One cannot hurry the little grey cells, Captain." Hercule Poirot [my-collection]
peathead Tasting note
a few years ago
peathead gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Neat: Immediately I get smoky notes underneath the high alcohol percentage. I pick up a scent of BBQ. It’s all in all very maritime. And although this whisky is a cask strength at 57.1 % vol. it doesn’t burn off my nostrils like some others. With water: Much better now. It opens up a lot more. The maritime characteristics are on the surface now. I pick up more peat and smoke than before. The BBQ smell is more pronounced. Nice.

Taste

Neat: More on peat and smoke but it’s very hot on my tongue. There is one thing I don’t find. Sweet sherry influences from the cask (otherwise it wouldn’t be a bourbon hogshead now, would it). I don’t mind. It’s a bit more ‘in your face’ than most Laphroaig’s. It’s not an oily whisky either although it is kind of silky but it really needs some water. With water: Hmmm. The bourbon barrell does it job like it’s supposed to. A lot of smoke, peat, scorched wood and no sweetish sherry notes. It’s a very nice change. It’s a bit more ‘rough’ than usual, but I like it.

Finish

Very long and lingering with a faint touch of smoke. After a few minutes I still feel the salty flavours on my lips.

Comments

I’ve had (IB’s) Laphroaig’s that cost me a lot more and they were far from being as good as this one. This certainly is a welcome addition to my collection!

joho Note
a few years ago

I tasted this whisky. It is a real Laphroaig, mecinal and smokey, but what i like about it ,is its comlexity, specialy for a reasonable young whisky.

Joho
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86.07
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