Berrys' Own Selection

Laphroaig

1998

ABV 58.7%
REVIEWED Issue 82
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Specifications
Brand: Laphroaig, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1998
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 58.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Dry and slightly plain. Light smoke, grass, but also a lemon cleaning product edge. Light rubber (perhaps indicative of an immature peaty spirit).
Palate: Warm milk, light chocolate, then berries and that lemon note. Fine grip, cold tea. A bit more oak interaction, though still slightly thin.
Finish: Lightly peppery.
Comment: Good smokiness but seems to lack impetus.
7.7
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy, sweet. Citrussy. Lemon pulp. Vanilla biscuits. Squeezed orange juice. Lots of sweet aromas. Distant smoke.
Palate: Smooth, silky. Sweet at start then followed by dry soot.Fresh mintiness. Spices tease the tongue and dry the palate. More soot than smoke.
Finish: Dry and sooty.
Comment: So funny to have this trio of Laphroaig. This one definitely stays on the sweet side and seems reluctant to release its smoke.
7.7
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Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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