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Laphroaig 15yo 1998/2013

(60.8%, Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Collection for The Whisky Exchange, D22/09/'98 B23/09/13, Refill Sherry Butt, C#700393, 551 Bts., 70cl)
Average Score: 89
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryLaphroaig
BottlerSignatory Vintage
RangeCask Strength Collection
Bottled ForThe Whisky Exchange
Brand NameLaphroaig
Age15
Year Distilled1998
Year Bottled2013
Alcohol By Volume60.8%
Other DetailsD22/09/'98 B23/09/13, Refill Sherry Butt
Cask Number#700393
Bottles551
Size70cl
Issued2013
Average Score89


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson87
Ho-cheng Yao91
Krishna Nukala91
Tim Puett88


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonBig on fresh wood, amidst fiery smokiness. With time thicker on dried fruits and spices, more approachable, less on harsh wood. Really quite the big malt here. Strong, intensely smoky, spices on cardemom styled spices. Gets some needed calming down with a dash of time and water. Feels young, but good.
Ho-cheng YaoBrown color, very peaty, lots smoke, gun powder, heavy sherry. matured tropical fruit, raisin, mango. apple. boggy. quite robust and heavy body.
Krishna NukalaQuality smoke and fruits. Rich and complex. Dark chocolate. Very dry almost like tannins. Lots of oily complexities on palate. Extremely long and spicy finish. Super whisky! (Blind tasting notes MMA 2013)