Laphroaig 1998
15 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory

70cl / 60.8%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Signatory
Laphroaig 1998 / 15 Year Old / Sherry Cask / Signatory
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A single cask bottling of 1998 vintage Laphroaig, one of a small range of excellent casks chosen by TWE and bottled by Signatory. This whisky is a wonderful slap in the face, with huge sherry notes combined with big Laphroaig peat and intense flavour thanks to its high natural strength. A must for sherry heads.
Bottler
Signatory
Age
15 Year Old
Vintage
1998
Bottling Date
23 September 2013
No of Bottles
551
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Cask Type
Refill Sherry
Cask Number
700393

Laphroaig 1998 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Peat smoke and barley sugar, classic Laphroaig medicinal notes, with TCP dialled back and brine making itself known. Lime zest, sweet liquorice, bandages and light spice.

    Palate: Sweet and stony up front, with crushed granite, zesty lime and lots of sweet sherry fruit. Black liquorice comes in from underneath, with lots of tingling woody spices (cinnamon & clove) and some driftwood earthiness. Water tones things down, revealing sweet raisins, fruity dark chocolate and delicate black pepper.

    Finish: Surprisingly soft, but long - brown sugar, gentle spice, menthol, apples, dark chocolate and green leafiness.

    Comment: A bit of a beast, with lots of sherry balancing a very peaty Laphroaig. At full strength the flavour is intense and impressive, but it takes water well, revealing sweet fruit and complexity that can be lost in the undiluted onslaught.

4 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    20 September 2014

    Great stuff, the best sherried Laphroaig I've come across so far. This is as good or better than the best batches of the 10yo cask str, but a little different and for once a Laphroaig where the sherry is in a perfect balance. Needs a good dose of water to open it up properly, but it's wise to add the water in slowly since each time you give it more it opens up a new taste or smell.