Laphroaig 25 Years Old Signatory Vintage Symington’s Choice Cask 3372 52.2% 1997

€ 826,40 (ex Vat)
999,94 (in Vat)
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Distillery Laphroaig
Bottler Signatory Vintage
Serie Cask Strength Collection Symington’s Choice
Bottled for
Distilled date 28.04.1997
Bottling date 10.02.2023
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 25
Cask Type Bourbon Hogshead
Cask Number 3372
Alcohol percentage 52.2
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Label Perfect

Professional reviews

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Serge Valentin (90)

This one's very dark for an ex-BB malt, but as we used to say in math (and malt) class, there are more exceptions than rules. Colour: full gold with copper hues. Nose: charcoal at first, old fireplace, guns, then meats and dried fish. Beef jerky, soot, coal dust, waxed papers, cigars, Aperol Spritz (apologies), eucalyptus wood… I find it curiously thick and 'sherried' for a bourbon hogshead, but we shan't complain as this one too is 'vastly superior'. With water: this kind of nutty and salty style that's rather to be found in deep-sherried Laphroaigs. Cherry liqueur, kirschwasser… Seriously, loving this, but what happened? Mouth (neat): beautifully weird, with some 7-up, lemonade, even Schweppes, then seawater, oysters, tobacco, liquorice wood… It is certainly not your average ex-bourbon Laphroaig. With water: no, this cannot be. If this was indeed a 'simple' bourbon cask, I'll eat a whole family-size Hawaiian pizza from Domino's, but I'll need proof. Finish: long, extremely good, with black raisins and loads of smoke. Comments: am I losing my mind? Or is someone gently pulling my leg? Ex-bourbon, really?

Laphroaig - 25 Years Old Signatory Vintage Symington’s Choice Cask 3372 52.2% 1997

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