Laphroaig 1998 Liquid Library
Added on Friday, Dec 10, 2010 at 08:35 PM
  Bottler: Whisky Agency
  Age: 11 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: $75 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Ex-Bourbon       Bottled 2010
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Peat but with something odd and synthetic, maybe a bit metallic, sour lemon. 
P: Big dry peat, quite sooty.
F: Lots o' smoke.
This is a good peated malt but its just not the profile I like, too sooty. 

A classic young Islay malt.  Like so many other single cask bottlings from Laphroaig or Caol Ila. 

Very sharp cinnamon redhots - peaty sweet

The palate is a softer and smokier with some melons in the back.

The finish is weak and short but full of peat.


Nose:  Peat-a-licious.  BBQ smoke. 

Palate:  Sweet up front with a strong ashy peat behind it.  The peat notes are Laphroaigy but with a sweetness to it.  (Note - these notes were taken when tasting blind; I didn't know it was actually a Laphroaig when a I tasted it). 

Great balance of sweet and peat.


Nose is earthy and peaty more than smokey, though there's definitely smoke here. Old books and dusty cabinets.


Palate is really great. As suggested by the nose, earthy, smokey, which plays off a background of sweet vanilla-honey. Antiseptic aspects. Tobacco. Great stuff.  B+/A- 

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