Laphroaig 1998 Boisdale
Added on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM
  Bottler: Berry Bros. and Rudd
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $60 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled 2010       Cask no. 700217       Selected by Doug McIvor       380 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
I've been spending a nice, relaxing evening with America's Got Talent and a bottle of this. You know what? I've never really watched that show before, and I like it a lot. The raucous audience is really entertaining and a key aspect. It's just damn fun to watch a screaming mob encourage a man to juggle 1.5 million volts of live electricity.

Why do I tell you this? I don't know, but I think if you have a glass of this nice whisky, you're gonna like America's Got Talent. Even the Americans who don't have talent.

About the whiskey. Nose is smokey as expected, in a rounded and warming way, with glue and varnish, hint of ocean and wood shavings.

Palate is pretty nice if expected, although combined with the nose it's a bit different and that ratchets up my enjoyment. A somewhat sweet and smokey number with a fruity tang beneath (guava?). Lengthy finish gets peppery and the oak gets louder with mild chewyness.

You've likely had something that tastes a lot like this and liked it. So have I, and I like this too. I also like Howie Mandel.  B/B+

This has a great nose of pure Laphroaig medicinal peat.  The palate starts with a promising blast of sweet peat, but falls a bit flat by mid palate.  Not bad, but leaves you wanting more.

Note:  I have never seen America's Got Talent so I unfortunately can't comment on this malt's compatibility with that program.

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