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.
15 Year Old
Bottling Date
23 September 2013
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Cask Type
Refill Sherry
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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.