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LAPHROAIG 1997 Over 15 Years 4th Edition

Single Malt, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref: 18809

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  • Iodized
  • Peated
  • Woody
  • Floral
  • Fruity
  • Spicy
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Tasting note

  • Appearance : jaune doré soutenu
  • Nose : ample, soyeux. 1ère séquence : une tourbe grasse, des noix fraîches, du poisson et du lard fumé. 2ème séquence : de la coriandre fraîche, de la ciboulette, des fraises, des fruits de la passion et des mangues à profusion. 3ème séquence : des algues et des salicornes. Peut-on rêver meilleure définition de Laphroaig ? Quelle profondeur, quelle présence !
  • Palate : onctueuse, riche. Du chocolat noir, une tourbe huileuse et des notes de tapenade, voilà ce que nous propose cette première bouche magique. Puis, place aux notes médicinales : baume du tigre, camphre. Le milieu de bouche est particulièrement maritime (sel, embruns, iode). Puis, accompagnés de figues et de dattes, les fruits rouges et exotiques de la palette aromatique effectuent une entrée magistrale.
  • Overall : longue, duveteuse. Ses tannins caressent le palais avec une douceur inouïe. La tourbe est bien entendu omniprésente tout en laissant respirer la fin de bouche. De nouveaux fruits exotiques (ananas, kaki) entrent en scène à leur tour. Très mature, elle devient de plus en plus chocolatée. La rétro-olfaction est fumée (Havane), fruitée (amande, noix) et saline. Le verre vide prend racine dans la tourbe d’Islay.
The brand

The brand

Due to its phenolic character, Laphroaig is well-known among amateurs. It’s no surprise then that the distillery owns its own peat bog, capable of guaranteeing the supply of peat for the next 4,000 years. Laphroaig will never lose its character nor, consequently, its fans and its critics – since such a peaty malt cannot be loved unanimously – even its water, drawn from the Loch Kilbride spring, is filtered through peat! Find out more


Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.

The line

Baptised ‘Artist’, this new range makes no bones about proclaiming its identity. Cosmopolitan and contemporary, it draws its inspiration from the style that gave the Italian bottlings of the 60s and 70s their cult following. From the choice of whiskies (distillery, ageing process, age, strength, bottling procedure) to the design of the bottle and choice of label, every detail has been carefully considered. This range offers a fine presentation of both the whiskies and the artist whose works have been selected for the back labels.

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