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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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Saturday, 16 February 2013

LAPHROAIG 1990 29.128 'DEEP, DARK AND HUGELY ENTERTAINING' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

Final SMWS bottling coming up for a while... and as promised we're still on Islay and one of the most iconic of the distilleries - Laphroaig.

Laphroaig Stills - October 2008 © The Malt Desk
I'm not going to drag this out any longer - we're down to the last one... :-)
I hope you have enjoyed this long run of bottling from the SMWS and have gotten an idea (or my idea, at least) of what their bottlings is all about.

Laphroaig 1990 29.124 (12.10.1990/xx.11.2012) 21yo, 'Deep, dark and hugely entertaining' 58,8%, Refill ex-sherry butt, 601 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is mahogany

Nose:
Sherry and nutty, raisins, nutmeg, medicinal, heavy and fruity peat. BBQ glace, a hint of something metallic, burnt sugar and flowers - Bowmore style :-O

Taste:
Oily, seaweedy, dirty diesel notes, peaty, grapes/sweet oloroso, meaty and a little rubber, heathery peat and tobacco and dark fruits.

Age balances out the more curious notes in this one, IMO - so a fine dram, indeed!

88/100!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! Most Laphroaigs are in fact delicious!

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