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.
50 ml
flat green bottle
Added on
11 feb 2018 11:02 am by checkpointuk

Average value

€ 113.70

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.00 points.

  1. hlz30 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    For a long period I haven't been impressed by whisky: most of the bottles just taste alike, even with those "premium" casks asking for an absurd price failed to induce a good experience.

    Until I tasted this one, which rejuvenated my whisky journey.
    • Nose
      94 94
      "The most richly flavoured of Scotch whisky" (written on the label) as I have tasted so far.Honey glazed ham, dark raisin, then ripen and juicy soft peach, apricot, jackfruit, impressively fruity and I just love the peachy-ness! Used leather, residual sugar from Oloroso, smoked and exhausted woods. With breathing I found sage, milk, figs and waxy ripen orange. Let's not forget the touch of bandage was just lovely. Definitely not for the peat head.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Arrived with sharp sweetness of fudge and sugar, but the whole mouthfeel was smooth and oily rich. EXUBERANT fruitiness from ripen apricot, orange, nectarine and coconut, all decorated with pleasant waxiness. The palate was lightly coated by wax too. Medicinal bitterness along with bandage were evident but never annoying. I was missing the smokiness here, probably overwhelmed by the fruitiness.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Clean and rather quick to my first impression. Dark chocolate bitterness, smoked wood, gingery warmth. The smokiness from ash and burt wood was just elegant and delicate. Menthol cooling. Oh the nectarine and lychee just echoed....

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  3. GlendronachFan88 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Appearance: Golden brown, no legs and moves quickly down the glass as expected given the low ABV. Expected to be a ‘lighter’ malt.

    Nose: Tobacco, leather, peat smoke, burning wood, slight iodine, tarry, medicine cabinet (band aids, bandages, sterilized things), herbs, leafy undergrowth, a slight funky scent, olives, chaff. With water the tobacco and smoke reduced and became more balanced with sweeter, earthy notes.

    Mouth: About the level of alcohol punch I expected, oily but not too coating, initial sweetness followed by tobacco, leather, smoke, tarriness, dried fruits, slight herby note, medicine cabinet, dank chaff. Water nullifies it further but opens up a slight fruitiness that wasn’t present initially. The nose wins out over the palate.

    Finish: Medium, but the smoke, tobacco and tar hangs around, drying at the end, maybe some residual OBE also.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tobacco, medicinal peat, some yellow fruits, figs, iodine, dried fruits, great old style Laphroaig

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Basically no fruits but quite peaty and tarry, good mouthfeel, some OBE - overall pretty good but not tropical fruity that I was hoping for
    • Nose
      90 90
      Quite peaty and smoky, medicinal, tobacco, band aid, bonfire, herbs, toffee, some dried fruits, damp wood, spicy, wet hay, little leafy, nutty, toasted bread, little tarry, old books - pretty good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, creamy, honey, good sweetness, herbs, peat, smoke, bonfire, medicinal, iodine, little kippery, wet hay, more tarry, cigar tobacco, toffee, hints of dried fruits, more old books, hints of OBE - still good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, peaty, smoky, tobacco, herbs, tarry

  6. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Amazing. Very complex, elegant, and tasty, with gentle well-integrated OBE throughout.

    Re-taste October 2022. Same mini. Very sherried old Laphroaig, maybe too sherried but very good either way. Great power for 43%. I find the nose too sherried and nutty now with not enough fruit, but it's still very good - it does improve with a touch of water.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very good even straight away, amazing with air. Sweet malt, chocolate, roasted nuts, a beautiful forest floor after rainfall, orange zest, rich ripe berries, salted caramel, pears, tobacco, rosemary, leather, hints of tropical fruits. Elegant with good strength and excellent balance - but remember to use a blenders nosing glass for whiskies like these.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Apples, rich sour berries, oranges, more wet forest floor, chocolate, leather, lemons, limes, more fruity goodness, mild TCP and brine. Very juicy with elegant peat adding a beautiful edge. Subtle tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Astringent at first with tobacco, nuts, mossy tree bark, but then pineapples, some salt, mandarins, rich sour berries, pears, mild TCP and brine. Tangy limes on the tail-end. Long, fruity and tangy with peaty undertones. Excellent.

  7. Thewowbar1986 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Why did i rate this one 90 points?
    Because it’s a stellar old skool Laffie…this kind of whisky’s make me realise i was born to late…(this was standard core range back those days? :-0) tasting notes from my mini botte, a plastic flat bottle, unblended 10 years, 43%.
    First of all i can agree on the beautiful auburn colour…the nose is so sweet, bbq ribs, roasted nuts, sweet peat and some forest land. It’s quite tantalizing for 43%, taste like dark chocolate, salted caramel and tons of fruits. Good finish, lingering…but not to long…a true gem! Cheers

  8. saothangbay scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  9. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great old standard, full of character, great barrels, etc.
    • Nose
      Very aromatic and full, great combination of malt and chocolate with a touch of simmering, but still partly moist peat or rather pure forest soil, rosemary, fennel tea, chamomile, somewhat sour berries, a little bitter orange later, heather grass
    • Taste
      Powerful start, awesome for 43%, coarsely grated milk chocolate, lots of sweet apple, full of edgy malt, a few sour berries, bitter orange, salt, Earl Gray, liquorice, tobacco, some raw leather
    • Finish
      Now clear salt crust, Earl Gray, sour berries with a core, liquorice, tobacco, dry, long

  10. bambamtam scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    A very good old school whisky. Worth an experience.

  11. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    There are many differences in the minis of the same labels and bottle shape ... but all more than good;)

  12. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Colour: authentic cooper. Hardly seen such an auburn colour, intense like curly red hair.
    For me this colour is much more than batch influence. It has to do with process of distilling, less authomatised and more genuine in the oldies.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Roasted chestnuts, camphor
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet, soft and smooth
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very pleasent but unfortunately not too long


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