Laphroaig 1991 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Hogshead since December 2013
Number of bottles
47.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2017 8:22 pm by hs305
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 615.67

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65 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1991 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.97 points

  1. tomy63 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    light amber color, nose not very peaty, well marked slightly varnished sherry, with chocolate, dried fruit, hazelnut, some red fruits, citrus, a nice freshness, barely iodized. Well sherry mouth too, not very peaty either but more saline, with leather, lots of fruits, red fruits, some exotic fruits, chocolate, neither too dry nor too sweet, quite sweet, nice size. Very long finish, a little more peat now, a side spices (cinnamon?), Salt, hazelnut, chocolate. An old Laph, which reminded me of some monsters in style like the 74 LMDW, just that.

  2. florian09 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A whisky that has everything a big, at least from my point of view because it has everything I love: peat, fruit and sherry (without sulfur) all in a fresh set where d others are rather dark. A real treat, I need a bottle ...
    • Nose
      Slightly peated at the opening of the sample, very fruity with peach melon and strawberry gariguette. Raisins, leather and almond powder complete the picture, while a touch of menthol brings a lot of freshness. Very promising...
    • Taste
      Bam! The palate confirms the very fruity impression of the nose and becomes almost exotic. The apricot / peat syrup combo works great, juicy fig but not too sweet. At first fresh and fruity the mouth becomes peaty and chocolatey. Return of leather, hot spices (curry) and a hint of salt.
    • Finish
      The finish is endless on peat, bitter chocolate and spices. Empty glass is buttered and peaty, is there peat barley butter?

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's very good and the peat is very well integrated, but I might have expected more. The palate is surprisingly watery in texture, as if the thing had been chill-filtered, and does not show significant evolution flavour-wise. If I'm being honest, some editions of the Lagavulin DE can offer almost exactly the same experience (a fluid and soft profile of earthy, integrated peat), for a fraction of the price.
    • Nose
      91 91
      We're on an integrated profile. There's very little plain peat to talk about, rather an incredible declination on earth. Fresh and soft earth, both light and deep in quality if that makes sense, with something "wet". There's some fresh peat and some tyres arriving later on. There's a roasted side as in roasted coffee beans (I'm looking for an accurate translation of "torréfié" in French but I'm not sure that exists). Some fresh Porter beer maybe ? There's a surprising absence of any wood or any sugar so far ; the sherry plays a precise, moderate role, without overpowering anything. The whole is quite restrained and classy actually, this is no bomb at all. No obvious fruitiness, or maybe some un-sweet brambles that taste a bit acidic and earthy if you get my point. If you wait a lot more, there's a very nice development on noble spices, with cloves, nutmeg and saffron. Great nose, very classy.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Alcohol is very well integrated and just confers a fizzy quality to the whole. The profile is rather light and fresh, as it was on the nose, but the texture is really fluid and watery. The combination of the flavour profile and the thin texture is very reminiscent of some Laga DE. There's again a lot of fresh wet earth, something roasted again, evoking an iced coffee, and flashes of more obvious red fruits, maybe raspberries. It's good, but it's not bold ; the texture is really quite thin and the flavour profile doesn't evolve much.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fresh, earthy again, with forest mosses, graphite, some wood but not too much, always this fresh roasted coffee side, Porter beer. It's actually quite long but not very intense.

  4. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Complex and subtle nose with gentle peat and sherry notes. Juicy and tasty palate. Fruity but not sweet. Peat juice infused with fruits or peaty whisky sour variant. Excellent.
    • Nose
      Gentle peat, dried fruits, nuts, dark chocolate, leather, red berries and citrus. Coastal and medicinal notes in the background.
    • Taste
      Juicy, smoky and sour. Dried fruits, lemons, red fruits, exotic notes, dark chocolate, pepper and leathery notes. A pinch of salt.
    • Finish
      Long, dark chocolate, nuts and spices.

  5. wncvirus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: smoke drenched in aged sherry.
    Taste: From the first sip you can feel a pleasant combination of sherry with smoke. In the background, noticeable notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
    Rating: 91 | 100 A long, smoky finish with hints of sherry and honey. Nice combination of sherry smoke. The job was done very well for this whisky!

  6. Von Barton scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Gourmet sherry, very little peat in this Laph.
    There are red fruits, or rather black even. A slightly sweet note on the attack on the palate, which quickly turns into precious wood, with a bitterness that balances it all.

    A very complex, truly delicious Laph, which benefits from standing for 15 minutes in the glass before touching it.

    The finish is very long, with slightly sweet fruits that stay several minutes in the mouth!

    Wonderful whisky!

  7. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An excellent sherried laphroaig. Deep, rich fruit, soft oak, and sweet peat. Well integrated and balanced fruit, peat, and oak. Quite a treat.

  8. Jackson05 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: light smoke, red berries, rubber

    P: oily, sweet, berries, ash, rubber

    F: sweet berries and smoke. Nutty and long lasting. Lovely finish.

    Not my favorite laphroiag, but solid none the less.

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  10. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92


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