Laphroaig 20 Year 1996 SMWS 29.241 A Perfect Moment

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Description

Released by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), this single malt, single cask release was distilled in 1996 and is one of the society’s “Oily & Coastal” bottles. It was aged for 20 years in a first-fill oloroso sherry hogshead before bottling at cask strength of 49.3% ABV. As is the case with all SMWS releases, it is non-chillfiltered. This was released in celebration of the 2018 Fèis Ìle (Islay Festival), one of three bottles created for the occasion.

Aromas filled the room in a harmonious fusion as scallops and king prawns drifted alongside smoked duck and walnut bread. A sticky sweetness was present with honey and treacle tart that seemed to be perfectly complimented by toasted pine nuts and strong black tea. Behind the sticky black tar and charcoal of the palate sat sweet carrots and parsnips roasted in honey and herbs. Water took us on a more maritime tour with smoked lobster and muscles in almond oil and balsamic glaze. Down to the finish of salted butter, liquorice sweets and sausage casserole, everything combined in one perfect moment of unity. This whisky previously inhabited and ex-bourbon hogshead.

Additional information

ABV

49.3

Age

20

Distillery

Laphroaig

Opened

Sealed

Style

Single Cask

Volume

750 ml

Bottled Date

2016

Bottler

SMWS

Cask

1st Fill Sherry Hogshead, Refilled Hogshead

Distilled Date

1996-11