Laphroaig 22 Years Old 1991 Authentic Collection

49.8% ABV, £90.40 for 70cl

Score: 89/100

Laphroaig 22yo 1991 Cadenhead bottle

What they say:

Distilled in 1991 at Laphroaig distillery on Islay, this has been matured for 22 years in a bourbon hogshead and bottled in February 2014 for a 168 bottle outturn at 49.8%

Laphroaig 22yo 1991 Cadenhead

What I say:

Drool, welcome to whisky heaven, definitely one for those who love peat but there was no harshness of TCP/germolene or smoke for that matter. This was really just an earthy peatiness covered in thick layers of vanilla custard, and everyone loves custard – right? Definitely without a doubt my favourite of the evening.


Very refractive gold


Earthy peaty peanut, sweet floral violets and roses, pineapple cube sweets, peaches and apricots


Bubblegum (cinnamon?), peat smoothly and subtly makes itself noticed whilst creamy vanilla and coconut custard oozes out


Delicate and long, further vanilla custard increasing to icing sugar-like sweetness, becomes almost sickly if not for the earthy peaty influence

Sampled at Jolly Toper Tasting 21/02/2014