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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Sunday, 6 January 2013

LAPHROAIG 1998 - ARCHIVES

As with the previous Archives bottling, I'm not going to to a long intro on this one, other than its not your usual powerful style of Laphroaig  - just like the previous review not was your usual powerful Caol Ila... but its always like that with single casks - and that's the beauty of it.

My rant on recent Laphroaig distillery bottlings can be found in my January 2nd review ;-)

Laphroaig 1998 14yo (xx.05.1998/xx.11.2012) 53,8%, ex-bourbon hogshead#5619, 156 bottles, Archives

Colour is very pale yellow

Nose:
Burning fresh leaves, pineapple and banana, über sweet peat smoke, more fruity and some flowery notes - like a laundry detergent

Taste:
Vague arrival at first, then a rush of fireplace smoke, ginger and citrus and quite some porridge. Finish is medium on spicy oak and that sweet peat smoke.

A bit one dimensional and the vague arrival does not do this one any credit - but still enjoyable... still available here

83/100!

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