Archive LAPHROAIG 21 ans 1989 Sherry Cask

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : topaze.
  • Nose : très original, il oscille entre la paille, la crème fraîche, les cendres, la tourbe et des notes laiteuses. Il évolue sur les agrumes (pamplemousse, pomelo), l’herbe coupée et la teinture d’iode. Il revient ensuite sur la terre humide, le camphre, le clou de girofle et les fruits de la passion typiques de Laphroaig.
  • Palate : concentrée, riche. La noix fraîche et le curry soulignent l’influence du sherry. Très tourbée et fumée, elle est marquée par des notes de grésil, de braises et de réglisse verte. Elle évolue sur la fleur de courgette. Minérale (mine de crayon, agave bleue), elle se développe sur les fruits mûrs (pomme, poire).
  • Overall : longue, ferme. Elle ne cesse de gagner en élégance, ses notes de tabac (havane), de fleurs capiteuses (mimosa, chèvrefeuille) sont là pour en témoigner. Elle se prolonge sur le café au lait et la noix verte. Le verre vide révèle la paille humide, le curry, la teinture d’iode ainsi qu’un mélange de miel d’acacia et de fleurs capiteuses (genêt, lys).
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



Established in Glasgow in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, the Douglas Lang company has, in recent years, made numerous changes to its structure. Fred Laing’s movement to the head of the company has contributed towards the business’s sound reputation. Known throughout the industry for the quality and variety of its cask selection (Douglas Laing still has casks from the most prestigious distilleries: Glenfarclas, Talisker, Ardbeg, etc.), the company has expanded its already rich range that includes historic selections such as Double Barrel, Premier Barrel and Director’s Cut, with two new collections guaranteed to please connoisseurs: Single Minded and Old Particular.


The line

Launched in 1998, the Old Malt Cask range, consisting of 50 casks, was bottled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this family-run business. Today more than a hundred releases are permanently available. Most of these are single casks that have been bottled without colouring or filtering and contain 50% ABV; they are considered to be the ‘golden strength’ by purists. In addition to the traditional releases at 50% ABV, there are some cask strength bottlings, created especially for La Maison du Whisky.

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