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Berry's Own Selection Laphroaig 1998 Tasting notes and reviews

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Berry's Own Selection Laphroaig 1998

Brand
Berry's Own Selection
Expression
Laphroaig 1998
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
59.50%
Vintage
1998
Produced at
Berry Bros. & Rudd ~ Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
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Dave Broom

78
Nose
Very pale - another in this naked/knackered collection of casks. Light talcum powder, slightly skeletal, bleached bones then seaweed and brine.
Palate
After a restrained nose it surges on to the tongue with powerful herbal smokiness and genuine salinity. There's sweetness here as well though. Surprising impact.
Finish
Chalk dust and smoke.
Comment
The smoke saves it - a more active cask would have elevated it.

Martine Nouet

76
Nose
Iodinic. Wet seaweeds, seashells. Fresh lemon pulp. Young and vibrant. In the back, a pleasant floral note. Hyacinth maybe.
Palate
Sweet and fizzy. Very refreshing. Clean, all in one block. Mint and lemon. Smoke with an iodinic touch.
Finish
In the same harmony as the palate. Drying out on spices.
Comment
A pungent summer dram with character and simplicity. Strangely, water makes it fiery. To try with oysters (just a drop please!).
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