Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Calculated age
16 years old
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Added on
28 Sep 2009 4:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2365.00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1970 RWD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.20 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Legendary! I personally don't like elegant/light drams, but nonetheless, this made me speechless.
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits then peat then almonds, there is a gradual transformation, wonderful! Extremely elegant and fresh, Samaroli style! , some tropical fruits( mango?), olive oil. 
    • Taste
      Magnolia flower, floral peaty creamy water, sit on your tongue, gradually release a huge bag of flavours, never stopping, citrus fruits, mints, black tea.
    • Finish
      Milk chocolates, dried mango, exciting! Tropical fruits tea

  2. Dede scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A very complex Laphroaig, less immediately enjoyable than the 1964 BBR. It requires more time to be appreciated, but is finally of the same level. The opening of the sample did him good, not modifying so much the present aromas as their hierarchy: the peat was made very discrete whereas the fruits filled the spaces olfactory and gustatory. The minerality has also grown for my greatest happiness. I am forced to review its rating upward with a good 94!
    • Nose
      The aeration of the sample played in the good sense. Still fresh, the nose is much more fruity than the previous tasting, with crisp notes of fresh and juicy pineapple and ripe oranges, mango and vanilla. The peat is discreet, but the medicinal notes are always present in the background, as well as the maritime scents. It also has a superb minerality that is growing in the second nose, with a smell that evokes the "brioschi effervescente" Italian in their pot (it is small burrs of sweet bicarbonate and flavored with lemon that the mixed with water to make a digestive drink and that bought my grandmother Sicilian but personally I preferred to consume them as such as acidulous candies). My wife is also smelling of olive and my faith is not wrong. All these aromas are linked, entwined, melted together. Long live the OBE! And it may be even better with a little water, which gives more roundness to the whole.
    • Taste
      Coherent with the nose, it is very powerful, with a rather greasy texture. Exotic fruits (pineapple) and citrus fruits open the ball, followed by peat before peppery notes come to warm a palate that did not ask much. And always this vegetal freshness at the end of the mouth. It's good, very good!
    • Finish
      Long, slightly bitter, notes of pineapple and mango, it leaves a slightly searing mineral sensation in the mouth (always brioschi effervescent!) And is peated with retro-olfaction.

  3. saxionwhiskypro scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Tried for a tasting during the whisky festival in 2017. Most expensive whisky that was present and therefore many expectations. The smell is less than I expected, the peat smell comes at you and has a special strength. The whisky has a strong character and smells of earth and wet shoes dominate.

  4. Rossi99 scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    The most balance between peaty and fruity whisky I have ever tried. Just can't get away with nosing, simply beautiful ~ The finish is very elegant~~ I really like it~

  5. japanfan scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    Absolut masterpiece by Silvano Samaroli. Whisky Fun notes: 95

  6. newman346 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 1970/1986 Duthie for Samaroli 75 cl 54% vol.Bottle No.591 / 720 Samaroli-Brescia Distillery picture in orange - Cork drive with gold capsule This is Whisky's night at the irresistible Bar in a foreign land heading for the climax Although the mood rises but 1970's Laphroaig regrettable! I am nervous because I will be told most by everyone during opening. My short single malt whisky started so, Laphroaig and Glenmorangie. Until then, I did sleeping on Blended whisky and Bourbon Whisky, because the lineup was also monotonous. Finish my stupid Whisky history? Not to look back, perfect Laphroaig! Moreover, Samaroli! I love the rotation of Laphroaig, Laphroaig 10yo, OB, 75 cl, 43% vol. Bonfanti import-MILANO. http://whisky2010.usukeba.com/1fyharsnhfwtmj.html Laphroaig 15yo, OB, Unblended islay malt scotch whisky, 75CL. 43% VOL.Francesco CINZANO & C.ia SpA-Torino http://whisky2010.usukeba.com/1FYHaRSLrjvkSY .html Laphroaig 1974 / 2005,31Yo, OB, La Maison du Whisky Http://Whisky2010.Usukeba.Com/1FYHaRSk5QJbOQ.Html more of sex appeal steamy systems such as Laphroaig, Laphroaig 10yo, OB, 75 cl, 43% vol. Bonfanti import - I like the beautiful Laphroaig like MILANO. So this one cup. Color is not exactly gold, but it is a majestic appearance that looks like gold. It's as if when the first boxing world champion Giseusukurisuto appeared for the first time in that former masterpiece comic "Rake on the Ring". Suddenly the light is seen suddenly from Nosing, a tremendous tightening feeling! Is this really Whisky? No, because of Whisky, Laphroaig So it is Samaroli's another dimension? What is so-called Nagomu Country wheat healing is another glow in another direction. From Attach, a strong muscle body of steel with low body fat percentage as if surpassing Port Ellen under under 15yo! All metallic feeling, "Shakit peaty" without Phenol! Is not it a breath in the mouth while drinking instead of Rich flavor? A sharp knife like that! Fist of light speed! Whisky is frozen, is not it? It is "somewhat" such as "slimy" "dullness". And it is good to have a different flavor than the flavor of the fingers such as pork, salami etc that tend to be in Laphroaig which is not rich moonmun. Final punch in the sky to scrape away the appetite and the desire of sake at drinking at all! Hand sword! Besides, it feels like perfume is drinking perfume, but it is amazing that it does not become so-called Lucroaig of the so-called Atch system. Finish shive of ice like knife shards and peat wake up the stream on the bar counter! No, the sky's Aqua Vitae Shower! It makes me feel climax and power as if when Kenzaki order was buried at Galactica Phantom with the former masterpiece of the famous masterpiece "Make it Ring to the Ring" and the boxing world champion Giessas Krest. Once again, it became full of Laphroaig and Samaroli 's underlying power. I am a world heritage who made us feel Seven Senses (seventh feeling) in silly drinking! If you receive such a thing, Samaroli seems to be a World Heritage site, not sightseeing spot. Samaroli! Samaroli! ! Samaroli! ! ! Samaroli! ! ! ! Samaroli! ! ! ! ! ..... × ∞! After all, Samaroli is dying! https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyhars8m6odtm

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94


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