Laphroaig 1998 16 yo Signatory (The Whisky Exchange)
Added on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 08:42 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.90 % Region: Islay
  Price: $160 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Distilled Sept. 22, 1998  Bottled Feb. 6, 2015

Cask 700389   Refill Sherry   585 bottles 

Member Ratings and Notes

The nose just explodes in peat, smoke and bacon, then you get the fruit, like an orchard buried in peat. Pretty soon your nose has gotten used to the peat explosion and you're getting pears, plums and grapes, maybe even some floral notes. The palate is softer than you would expect from the nose. The peat is thick and sharp and comes on first. Once you acclimate to it, the sherry notes are sweet, but not too intense and without any trace of sulfur. Despite the proof, it doesn't feel too strong. The finish is well balanced between the strong peat notes and the sweetness of the sherry.




N: Medicinal antiseptic with floral aspects.  Warm molasses and charred sugar.


P: Crisp citrus peat attack.  Graham cracker, toasted sourdough, and burnt salted pretzel. There is a metallic tinge to it mid palate.


F: Dense staying finish.  Charred strawberries on a bbq grill.


n:  If jellybeans were tar-flavored


p:  More tar.  Spearminty and sweet.  Almost an A-  

Strawberries grilled on a campfire, burnt marshmallows and iodine, with a paltic note throughout. This is peppery and fruity. A savoury whisky full of fruit and coastal flavours. I really enjoyed this!  [B+, almost A-] 
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