Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Director's Special
Stated Age
20 years old
Single Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
28 Oct 2017 12:36 pm by Astrid
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1170.39

39 × in wishlist

105 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 20-year-old ElD

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.67 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    If the great presentation is expected, the oriental style also goes very much in my direction, the reminiscence of Octomore in the type of smoke also appeals, the nose was actually more of a 94, the rest could not keep up 100%.
    • Nose
      Ingenious nose, all sorts of oriental spices, plus great sherry sweetness, but not too dark, but halfway fresh and yet syrupy, camphor, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel, pomegranate, essential oils, incense sticks, myrrh, anise, sweet liquorice, cranberries
    • Taste
      Exciting, a very concentrated coal and ash in the mouth with some lead, as if compressed in a capsule, reminds me in this respect of a beautiful octomore, bitter orange, camphor, cardamom, fennel, allspice, laurel, pomegranate in between
    • Finish
      Bitter orange, dry sherry, oak are added, dry algae, leather, camphor, medium to long

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This recognizable and distinctive style of Oloroso combined with Laphroaig gives a refined taste of the drink.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Prunes and prune jam, a tea rose and some cloves, a repair shop, leather, varnish, carpenter's glue, a tobacco leaf that has not yet dried. All possible dark and red fruits, red apple.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The smoke feels warm and not intrusive. The taste is sweet, consisting of all possible dark fresh and dry fruits, smoked prunes.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Bright, fruity, buttery and very long aftertaste

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful whisky with the nose being the best part, most versatile. A lot of fruity and spicy notes, leather. Great dram for sure.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very rich and versatile nose. Prunes, oily, spicy, eastern spices. Orange, a hint of woodsmoke, and also old leather and wood, reminds of our old 'sjoelbak' when I was little. Berries, forest fruits. Later on more smoke again.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very powerful and intense, peatsmoke with a sour fruity edge underneath, prunes, red fruits. Spicy, pepper, eastern spices. Orange. Milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still very powerful, intense, licorice. Peatsmoke, spicy, still some red fruits, smoke remains. Long finish.

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
      IT: 91
      B: 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Yarema scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose - 20.5
    Taste - 21
    Finish - 20.5
    Balance - 20
    Rating - 82

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 20 81 - from opening
    21 22 20 21 84 - standing

    strange whisky, overexposed in a barrel? the taste of caramel is off scale, the feeling that you are drinking not a malt but a molasses product ... sad, but it has the right to life, since the average score is so high ...

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F21 B21

  9. KonstUA scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  10. robse211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89


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