Sunday, 26 November 2017

Laphroaig 1997 Berry Bros for Switzerland Review

Hi everyone,

Quick one from me today. Another one from Berry Bros, and this one in particular was the best of the ones I tasted from them. Then again, it’s older Laphroaig, so it might not be a fair fight.

Laphroaig 1997 Berry Bros & Rudd 51.6%
Colour: Gold
Body: Full
Nose: Lovely balance of mineral and sweet. Medicine cabinet, rock pools, vanilla, dried seaweed.
Taste: Sweet first, vanilla hit, then smoke kicks in, mineral, seaweed and rock pools, Kilchoman-esque mineral notes.
Finish: Long length. Ends with more sweetness, orange and honey.
Bottled 2015 at 18 years old. Quite sweet for a Laphroaig. Blind I might have guessed Kilchoman. But great whisky!
84/100

Thanks for reading!

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Worst Score: 22
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50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
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80-84 Excellent
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90+ Magnificent

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