Laphroaig 1998 15 yo Signatory (K&L)
Added on Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 10:18 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 15 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.10 % Region: Islay
  Price: $127 Availability: Specialty Stores

Cask 700386   Distilled Sept. 22, 1998  Bottled May 19, 2014  

520 Bottles    Refill Butt 

Member Ratings and Notes

The nose has tropical fruit. The palate is pure peaty Laphroaig with a very light fruitiness that stays on the palate for the finish, but the nasal exhale of the finish is pure peat. If this was indeed, aged in a sherry cask, it must have been used multiple time as there is almost no sherry character, but it's quite good as a straight forward Laphroaig...tastes like something that could have been a distillery bottling.




n:  Ripe plums and Big Red gum in volcanic ash.


p:  Chewy.  This one really hangs around.  Vulcanized rubber (not sure if Michelin or Goodyear).  Salted caramel.  Yogurt raisins.



Dried pineapple with light phenols and strong dose of paper ash peat initially. Charred vanilla and black raisin middle. Bubblegum sweetness at tail end. Nicely rounded with a good balance between the phenols, peat, and sweetness. I liked that this kept the distillery character.  [B/B+] 
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