Laphroaig 1996
12 Year Old

70cl / 57.5%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • The Whisky Society
Laphroaig 1996 / 12 Year Old
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This TWS bottling of Laphroaig is a big, savoury, sooty dram bursting with authentic Islay character with plenty of black pepper and a subtle, honeyed edge.
The Whisky Society
12 Year Old
Bottling Date
Oct 2008
No of Bottles
Cask Type
Refill Sherry

Laphroaig 1996 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    N: Smoke and dark chocolate initally, becomes very charcoally, with brine, soot, coal, bonfires and tarry rope also evident.  Very little in the way of fruit, although some runner bean notes appear after a few minutes.  Opens up with water to reveal some hay / grassy character.

    P:  Plenty of soot / coal dust and roasted cereals balanced by a slightly honeyed edge. Chilli hotness and a lot of pepper. Some menthol appears mid-palate.  The cereals become more honeyed with water, which also lifts the spices.

    F:  Lengthy, warm, and drying, with the black pepper and honey really lingering and a roasted, mocha-like character appearing towards the death.

    C:  A very savoury dram with a well-hidden sweet side.  Really comes alive with a drop of water.

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  • 5
    6 June 2017

    Not a big fan of Laphroaig, but this one got my heart as well as my palate. Lovely sweetness intertwining with the seaweedy character, mouthful dram with a complexity that turns this laphroaig into something utterly enjoyable.