Laphroaig 20-year-old ElD

Overall rating
90.49/100
votes
117
Whiskybase ID
WB102813
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Director's Special
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Single Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
493
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L16/8332
Barcode
5060188982029
Added on
28 oct 2017 12:36 pm by Astrid
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1220.00

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117 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 20-year-old ElD

22 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.49 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts 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

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  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    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

  4. 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.

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Yarema scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F21 B21

  10. KonstUA scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  11. robse211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Sylvia scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Dominique69 scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

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

  14. Hazar scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    An elegant combination of sherry and smoky Lafroig. The aroma is beautiful. The taste is a little simpler and rougher. But overall it’s great.

  15. Tonny T scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    the chic representative is rich and rich, maybe not as peaty as he used to, but that doesn’t spoil him. 23 23 23 23

  16. Tonny T scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    the chic representative is fragrant and rich, maybe not as peaty as he used to, but that doesn’t spoil him. great cask 23 23 23 23

  17. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Be sure to let stand and the dominant sherry will leave, revealing the magic of seasoned Lough: 2333'91

  18. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Waiting for more, but IMHO 22.5-22.5-23-23

  19. Patrick93 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  20. dongemaru scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

  21. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  22. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N - 21
    P - 21
    F - 21
    B - 21

  23. I_am_not_HS305 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    a wonderful nose, a typical Oloroso sherry keg (fantastic!), not above or below, no, in the middle lies the smoke. Not the typical Laphroaig smoke, but very close.
    Undiluted in the mouth the pure power !! Wow that occurs, the saliva flows like a waterfall! Alcohol is good to trade, you do not have to dilute it.
    He is really massive, again the wonderful perfection of smoke and sherry barrel, old oak tones come in the finish.

    After 2min, there is a little more characteristic distilling character. I guess it will stay in your mouth for a while :)
    Great, between 92 and 93 points!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  24. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  25. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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