Product Information

Lot No: 0418/938
Distillery: Laphroaig Distillery
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Country: Scotland
Vintage: 1990
Bottling Date: 1999
Age: 8
Bottles Produced: 259
Bottle Size: 70cl
Strength: 59.4% / 103.9 Proof

Laphroaig 1990-1999 - 8 Year Old - SMWS 29.11

Cross Reference To Delivery Table: 2.00

1 bottle Laphroaig 1990 - 1999. 8 Year Old. Scotch Malt Whisky Society 29.11. One of 259 bottles. No box. 70cl. 59.4%. 103.9 Proof. Level in neck. Wear and tears to label.

From the archives. "A passing trawler. Love it or hate it: there can be no compromise with this malt (according to its current advertising). Certainly it is the most tarry of all malt whiskies, and, of course, comes from Kildalton Parish in Islay. We found this example to be gentler and more subtle than the standard bottling - 'more feminine', someone said - but the nose is unmistakably Islay: Vick inhaler and footbaths, but with herbs and Hubba-Bubba bubblegum. And the maritime, salty dog aromas we know and love (or hate, as the case may be) in this example are more like a passing trawler, rather than being in the engine room or the hold. The flavour is sweet and salty, with heaps of charcoal: heavy-duty tarpaulins, tar on the beach, oilskins, a hint of rubber. As Noel Coward said to Beryl Reid, "It'll put hairs on your chest"; "Not on my chest, surely, Sir Noel"; "Oh, you give up hope so easily"! The original price for this bottle in 1999 was £39.

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This auction ended on
2nd of May 2018 08:00:00 PM

Winning Bid: £ 195.00

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