Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Unblended Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
10 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
25 aug 2009 8:22 am

Average value

€ 4686.24

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.57 points.

  1. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      A lot more refined compared to the current 10YO. The smokiness is not "in-your-face" like the modern young Laphroaigs, but a lot more elegant. The medicinal note is pretty subtle, which is nicely blended into some sort of sherry sweetness. Seashell, oyster plate, and nice coastal notes. The sherry notes becomes more prominent after a sip, more sweet chocolate note and cooking spices like curry powder and cinnamon. A very complex nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Unexpectedly fruity! Melon, peaches, Something the modern Laphroaig is lacking. Nice sweetness, licorice, and good smokiness. The mouth-feel is really nice. Sherry influence is pretty subtle, which works very well with the faint saltiness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pretty long and pretty dry, with saltiness, nuttiness, and faint smokiness. Slight bit of bitterness which is not a bad thing here, with lingering medicinal note.

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  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    As much as I like several of todays Laphroaig bottlings, I have to admit that these old bottlings of Laphroaig are in a league of its own. Today I was able to taste this bottling from the late eighties and what a stunning dram this is! On first sniff I would have never guessed this is a Laphroaig! Aside from the OBE that is around the initial nose and taste, there is so much sophistication going on inhere! It’s way more fruity and fresh then todays bottlings, the medicinal notes are definitely there as well but it leaves so much room for complex and refined flavors of smoky apple, some tropical fruits and nutty flavors as well. It’s so much more subtle in everything it offers.
    And then the peat: Todays version is an in your face peatbomb, this is nothing like that! It’s truly refined and created a really lively experience offering so much more then just peat!
    While tasting this dram I gave a buddy of mine the chance of tasting this as well. He truly HATES (yes, with capital letters!) peated whiskies. He was completely shocked after I told him he was drinking a Laphroaig 10yo from the Eighties. And the best part: he loved it and admitted it as well!
    What a fantastic experience this dram offers!

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruits on the nose, subtle medicinal peat on the palate, beautiful

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: Orange oils, (very Clynelish like), peaty, lemon, lemon merengue, Yorkshire pudding, black pudding - all surrounded by that old style provenance.
    T: Unbelievably rich, wonderful sour=sweet affair - Clynelish surely!?
    F: Murky, damp cardboard turning to plasterboard at the death.
    C: How is this Laphroaigh and not Clynelish? According to Colin Dunn this is how Laphroaig used to taste for 100 years before it settled for the TCP oil profile only in the last few decades [2016].

    Scores a B+ [89]

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur Color: Old Gold
    Nose: Sherry, black tea, delicious forest honey and orange peels in peaty water. Add wet leather, cardboard and subtle farmy notes. Super round and harmonious with unusually little peat and smoke compared to Laphroaig's new year.
    Taste: Balanced, harmonious and ultra-spicy with notes of elderberry, dark berries, wood and coffee beans. Absolutely fat and a hammer in the taste (always declare blind as cask strength!)
    Finish: Long and full of spice - based on black tea, herbs, smoke, some peat, dark berries and a maritime character.
    Comment: So good and so different from Laphroaig from the "modern age"!
    93 points (nose: 92 / taste: 94 / finish: 93)

  7. mister glenfarclas did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Rating on by Serge Valentin:Laphroaig 10 yo (43%, OB, +/-1980, 'Unblended') - no notes - 93

  8. mister glenfarclas did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is the first bottling of the Laphroaig 10yo "Unblended" label, which was introduced around 1979/1980.

    The last bottle sold on was in Jan 2018 for 1505 Euro (Auction: 2018-01 / IM599).

  9. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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