Berrys' Own Selection

Laphroaig

1998

ABV 59.5%
REVIEWED Issue 91
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Specifications
Brand: Laphroaig, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1998
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2010
ABV: 59.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Very pale - another in this naked/knackered collection of casks. Light talcum powder, slightly skeletal, bleached bones then seaweed and brine.
Palate: After a restrained nose it surges on to the tongue with powerful herbalsmokiness and genuine salinity. There's sweetness here as wellthough. Surprising impact.
Finish: Chalk dust and smoke.
Comment: The smoke saves it - a more active cask would have elevated it.
7.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Iodinic. Wet seaweeds, seashells. Fresh lemon pulp. Young and vibrant. In the back, a pleasant floral note. Hyacinth maybe.
Palate: Sweet and fizzy. Very refreshing. Clean, all in one block. Mint and lemon.Smoke with an iodinic touch.
Finish: In the same harmony as the palate. Drying out on spices.
Comment: A pungent summer dram with character and simplicity. Strangely,water makes it fiery. To try with oysters (just a drop please!).
7.6
Visit the distillery
Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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