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21 Dec 2011

Laphroaig 1990 (

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Laphroaig

Based on the limited number of bottles and the link with The Whiskyman, we can probably assume this Laphroaig 1990 is from a shared cask. Jack, the friendly chief of kindly provided a sample.


Laphroaig 1990 Whiskysite.nlLaphroaig 21yo 1990 (48,4%, 2011, selected by The Whiskyman, bourbon hogshead, 60 btl.)

Nose: quite aromatic. It’s definitely peaty and smoky (hints of bacon) but there’s a nice layer of banana, gooseberries and vanilla to make it a little rounder. Similar to the Laphroaig 1990 by Malts of Scotland in that respect. Nice lemon candy. Some seaweed in the background. Balanced nose. Mouth: sweet and citrusy. More emphasis on the smoke now (smoked fish). Hints of liquorice and antiseptic. Some briny notes as well. Again good fun. Finish: very long, smoky, citrusy.

It’s complex and certainly up there with the other great Laphroaig 1990 we’ve seen in the past few months. Around € 120. They also have a sample for you to try.

Score: 89/100

Laphroaig 1990 ( 4 Ruben Luyten 2011-12-21
  • samir dave

    Looks interesting enough to purchase. I’m sold, ordering now…

  • Luc

    All these 1990 Laffie’s are IMHO great drams. You always get that touch of sweetness & fruit that makes them joyfull.

  • Whiskysite

    Thanks for the awesome notes Ruben!!!



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