Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.30/100
votes
587
Whiskybase ID
WB111750
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #010
Bottled
01.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Seasoned Charred Oak Barrels
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L8030MB1
Barcode
5010019638595
Added on
05 may 2018 12:29 pm by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 179.11

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

94 users have left 102 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.30 points.

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. malt maniacs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice Laphroaig, strong smoke but "rounder" than the normal Laphroaig 10 or Quarter Cask. With a little water it opens up and releases the complex aromas.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoke, burnt campfire, BBQ, smoked ham, lemon balm, orange peel, later incense
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, maritime, smoked bacon, chops, lemon drops, some peppermint, sage, rosemary, truffle
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, slightly dry, blazing wood, some ash, lemon zest, bacon, patchouli, clove, rosemary

  9. stalker1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Goethe scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Another very nice Laphroaig 10 CS version. This one is dry and peppery (remembers me of batch 007).
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, salt, mineral, grass, burned banana.
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet and dry. TCP, salt, machine oil, citrus, pepper.
    • Finish
      Long. Oak. Having a bonfire with very well peppered meat.

  11. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Light on the nose, citrus, smoke, a little sweaty, oily. In addition, dextrose, some charred green vegetable matter.
    Immediately powerful green bitter notes in the mouth. Extremely tart. Smoke, ash, wood.
    The finish is peaty, salty, bitter, menthol, the smoke and the wood are clean. Walnut shells.

    So ... I lack the balance, I find it almost too bitter and not fruity enough.

  12. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Floral, spice, smoke, Spree, cereal sweetness, iodine and dried fruit.

    Palate: Dried dark fruit, smoke, leather, spice, cereal sweetness, and coastal notes.

    Finish: Long -> Smoked dark fruit and toffee fade out with an earthiness.

  13. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  14. yarikovsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Somehow the spark doesn't really want to jump over. I think it weakens on the palate, where it is too tart, herbaceous and simple.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Just drank my remaining 5cl sample. Still not impressed. It's good, and certainly strong, but nothing special. Only a few years ago I had a few samples from a green stripe bottle, and I feel like the sea and sal-ammoniac aromas from those bottles are completely missing here.

  17. ThorstenH scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  19. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Charcoal smoke, wood varnish, green apple. Lemon Fizz. Hot sand. Behind oranges and apricots.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Smoke, orange chocolate, green pepper, a hint of turpentine. Leather. Ash.

  20. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Smell: sea water, dog hair, humid sea breeze, salt, coke. The smell is a little closed, wake up, medical alcohol, mint, cream, salted fish, a little apple juice. 83/100
    Taste: high sweetness, dog hair, seared sea fish, large pieces of salt, disinfectant, potion, fruit vinegar, oak, orange cake, maltose, dried kelp 84/100
    Body: oily, medium body 86/100
    Final rhyme: long, fruity soda, mast, disinfectant 84/100
    Overall: 84.5/100, cold and hard peat, too sweet, and the expression of dividing into two is not too harmonious. The flavor is gone, completely unlike what it should be at 58 degrees.

  21. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Unusual Laffy nose, solid body but losing it right at the finish line. Still, you can't say no to a CS Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      90 90
      I don't really get the typical Laphroaig nose from this.
      That said it is still a very pleasing nose.
      The peat is there, and it got salty sea, but it's not as pungent on bonfire and tar.
      Sweet citrus fruits and a whiff of vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet on light fruit and oaky vanilla.
      Oily texture.
      Neat it has a good level of hot spice, but it's not burning.
      The transition into the finish is very nice before the bitterness takes over.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long. Goes dry with a bit too much herbal bitterness.

  22. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A bit boring for the first time, but not bad by any means. Personally, I lack the punch, and it's a bit too bitter oak, which I don't particularly like with young smokers. And Z. B. Batch 9 and 11 are much more complex.
    Otherwise clearly identifiable as Laphroaig.

  23. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  24. MaltHaus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The famous Laphroaig attack has disappeared a little in a recent years, unmasking more of the sweetness of the distillate, but it is still a very great degree of characterful dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Salt, peat, seaweed and tar in a renowned and compelling nose. Sweetness, vanilla, lemon pledge, iodine and smoke to follow. Water brings out some medicine plaster, bandage, honey and fruitier, with the hint of estery perhaps.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Massive on arrival. Fish oil, tarry rope, leathery, plankton, salt with some syrupy viscosity. 15 seconds inside the mouth swirling brings out a lot of sweetness. With water: oily, meaty as bacon and ham, the sweetness elevates to almost to dominate the peat and smoke.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long. Sweetness continue. Phenolic, tar, earthy and peat, increasing drying and stays inside your mouth full of ashes and smokes.

  25. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Qualitatively, as always. Corporate identity is recognizable. It is always nice to sit with this whisky, but not much, because it is very typical.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wormwood, ash, Chinese rubber slippers, sea salt seaweed, carpentry with a bunch of planed boards and varnishes, lemon in sugar and ashes, honey notes, iodine, vanilla pastries, dogwood, toffee, baked apple, medicine.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Pile of ash, smoke, resin, lemon, rubber, honey, medicine.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Ash, crunchy, long, smoky, prunes, warms, candy "Cow", rubber, tar, oak, baked apple, branded medicine.

  26. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A powerful dram, but to me too much of a simple and direct vanilla soot bomb, with none of the nuance of the better batches like #012. So far my least favorite of the batches I've tried (003, 009, 010, 011, 012).
    • Nose
      Herbal tinctures, charred wood, and vanilla. The peat is very pronounced, but I feel a lot of detail is just missing, replaced by the young wood and vanilla notes.
    • Taste
      Massive and strongly ashy, with huge soot notes and wood smoke. The vanilla features strongly. I find a lot less of the medicinal, iodine and sauna notes usually present in Laphroaig, and the wood is just simple, youngish oak. With water, vanilla, young wood,and wet aspirin tablets.
    • Finish
      Bourbon sweetness, but otherwise ashy, slightly chalky, and dry. Some medicinal notes are present.

  28. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It's inside what it says on the outside. Laphi in cask strength. Very solid. With a clear highlight in the nose and at some point it will be exchangeable via the palate. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/03/laphroaig-der-juengere/

  30. Dogs2 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Clinical, big sweet peat smoke, which is unmistakably Laphroaig. Getting more medicinal, and the brine side start to show up after the big smoke subsided. The same wet cardbox, same nuttiness. The malty profile becomes more apparent after a sip.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Big smoky arrival, with a very nice sweet and salty tang. Good weight and viscosity. The sweet smoke is very powerful on the palate, with some very slight hint of oakiness and bitterness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Nice ashy and tar finishing, long and warming. A bit of saltiness and bitterness. The smoke is there, like forever.

  32. wako93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    malty, sweet, typical laphi smoke.

  33. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  34. Jackson05 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another note here, which is fully unnecessary, since there are many. For no reason other than I had them all right here, I did batch 007, 008, 010 side by side. They are all great! I love the style and kudos to the distillers for producing great whisky year after year. There may be subtle differences, for example this batch 010 seems a little more honeyed than the previous 007,008.. which I appreciate, but honestly they are all close. I can’t rate them different really because in the category which they fall, they all accomplish exactly the same thing. I really enjoy them all! I did have an early one before they started numbering them. The red stripe, and it had better quality sherry for sure, but these are great too. It actually really represents modern whisky on a whole. Everything is homogeneous and it sucks the character away - for better or for worse.

  35. Carlos scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  36. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  37. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  38. matfrl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  39. HrvojeV scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Not a big fan of Cask Strength, but this is excellent.

  40. ldcsh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I like only this one in the islay whiskies.

  41. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well, not the most vivid release of what I tried. I’ll repeat later, maybe in the wrong mood
    But no, no matter what the mood, the result is the same. The release is dry and flat, it’s hard to find anything besides wood in it
    • Nose
      Powerful classic Laphroaig, quite closed, sea salt, peat and iodine, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      oily, spicy, smoked fish and spices, dry wood
    • Finish
      wood, spices and campfire smoke

  42. S_S scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  43. ChrisE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    2018, the feeling is that everything has arrived, a strong drop compared to the 9th batch, everything has become simpler, more budget-friendly, chocolate and coffee notes have disappeared, sweets have diminished, sometimes a very sad feeling of a cigarette ashtray has developed from smoky-peat derivatives, so the release is not bad, but it completely nails the line, maybe, of course, they will correct it in the next release, but doubts are big about this.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, light peat, furniture lacquer, treated wood, medical notes - bandages, dressing; light haze, new leather goods, shoe cream, ash, ashes, light creamy shades, the aroma has simplified, reduced compared to previous batches, I hope this is just a fluctuation of this release, and not a trend.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, peat, ash, coal, sweet creamy notes, a lot of sticky mineral shades, charred branches, burnt crackers, tobacco, again simplification and reduction compared to early batches, the depth and halftone disappeared.
    • Finish
      Soft, ash-peat, coal, charred branches, tobacco, mineral notes.

  45. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  46. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  47. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  48. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  49. Max70 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Arrived at the table has given and idea of a warm blanket to the group. A marine peat aroma of the 4 drams has filled the room......
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, sea, medicinal, salt and Iodine.... Seems to be in a room where someone is using peat fire to prepare fruit jam....
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fills the mouth of peat pastry, with a consistent body, lot of fruits in background, salt and vegetables.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat and wood, fruit, from medium to long duration

  50. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/06/25/odds-ends-june-2019/

    N: A contemporary-styled, peated vegetal Laphroaig – that’s pickled veg with an aromatic chilli touch and lime & unripe mango pickle with shoe polish. Once you find yourself stood inside a bicycle shed with a slice of vanilla icecream in a cardboard-y wafer, that’s your lot.
    T: Tight, short/acute arrival, drying as it travels,…
    F: ,.. yet becoming fluid towards the tail, wrapping up with a bitter-fresh old oaky smokey profile.
    C: Water reveals there’s less under the surface but what’s on the surface will suffice.

  51. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Bomb! How long have I not drunk Laphroaig (90)
    • Nose
      Bourbon, peat, bandages, grass ... sea and oysters on a glossy magazine (22)
    • Taste
      Salty, ashy cappuccino (23)
    • Finish
      Coffee, salt, iodine, bandage, ash and mint in the hookah finish ... tablets (23)

  52. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Pleasant smoke, earth, vanilla, pipe tobacco
    • Taste
      89 89
      Earthy smoke, liquorice, honey
    • Finish
      91 91
      long and warm

  53. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet iodine
      cold wood ash
      vanillig, earthy
      lemon
      caramelized in the background
      dull notes - like after a downpour
      floral note
      the medical grade remains pleasantly present
    • Taste
      a bit snappy start
      like lukewarm Aspahlt

      smoky spicy sweet - in the mouth

      and snappy
      slightly vanilla, lemon
      some bitter wood on the palate
    • Finish
      long
      sweet, spicy, lemon, wood
      caramelized

  54. besar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  55. mandragoru scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  56. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 22 87

    Surprisingly the best in recent years batch!
    By the way for the US market is also good!

  57. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    B21 P21 F21 B22

    Strong but tasty

  58. LeChiffre scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    For my taste to medical smoky and a little bit earthy-peaty aroma. The interesting sea notes, however, are quite nice. Reminds me something of the Ardbeg Ten, albeit slightly better. The so earthy-peaty direction does not seem to be my taste.
    • Nose
      80 80
      distinct smoky note (medical); Iodine; strong maritime notes; with watery grassy notes and subtle sweetness
    • Taste
      79 79
      strong start; strongly smoky (medical) and earthy-peaty; Notes of salt and sea (seaweed); some leather
    • Finish
      79 79
      clearly smoky; slight sweetness, notes of leather; peaty; spicy

  59. Love street scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose dry smoke, subdued fruits, minerals
    Arrival bitter sweet peppers, acaholic punch
    Development geological mineral deveopment, controlled dry peppery acaholic burn.
    Finish dry sweet and long

  60. Love street scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose dry smoke, subdued fruits, minerals
    Arrival bitter sweet peppers, acaholic punch
    Development geological mineral deveopment, controlled dry peppery acaholic burn.
    Finish dry sweet and long

  61. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In a first approximation, the final 87
    Already the 9th batch was not pleased at all, it looks like the 10th applicant there too.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  62. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B22

  63. fradin11 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  64. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A Laphroaig Cask Strenght ... I do not really need to say anything more, except that Batch # 10, in contrast to its predecessors, looks rather fruity and gives me less association with campfire romance. As always, a very successful batch, which I like this batch because of its fruity side a little better than its predecessors.

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Even when uncorking the Batch # 10 exudes its well-known voluminous bouquet. Creamy amber shimmers in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall a variety of tough legs pulls its tracks back into the glass. Powerful earthy peat stings in the nose, opulent smokes are added. Dark caramel and abrasion of orange peel mixes with the well-known phenolic and medicinal notes, the nose is initially extremely fruity and smoky sweet. Bananas, apricots and oranges give the otherwise rough and peaty nose a fruity side, burnt sugar is in the air. The different flavors explode every second: gauze bandage, caramel, sugar, apricots, iodine, algae and seaweed, ashes, burnt pieces of wood, bananas, vanilla, a hint of fresh mint, smoke and naturally voluminous earthy peat with a wonderfully sweet touch.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruits and caramelised sugar flash for a moment, as the Laphi unfolds its full aroma. Voluminous and powerful, peat, smoke and burnt wood strike the palate. A hint of ash spreads under the tongue, a touch of sharpness lays on the tongue. A pinch of black pepper spreads gradually on the tongue and spreads in combination with wood sharpness its pleasant aroma in the complete palate. Iodine and algae, salty seawater, earthy peat and extremely sweet fruit flavors tingle through the palate and dress it with plump warmth. With a subtle tingling and tickling on the tongue, the taste slowly melts with the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      A subtle ash note rests on the palate, on the tongue "burn" still slightly residues of black crushed pepper and spicy sharp wood elements. Cold puffs of smoke pass through the palate, the peat spreads its earthy aroma in the farthest corner of the pharynx, sweet apricots and oranges are doused with forest honey and creamy caramel. Green walnuts ripen once a second into old, slightly rancid walnuts while wet leaves stick under the tongue. Appearances of citrus and fresh mint come on, the aftertaste shows again from its fruity side. Suddenly, ashes stick under the tongue, the aftertaste picks up speed again and heats up the palate properly. Ashes, burned wood, smoke, earth and peat stick with a few drops of iodine tincture between the tongue and the palate for a long time.

  65. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very cool. My first in the series, but certainly not the last!
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Bright amber

      Nose:
      Great ... sweet, powerful smoke. Leather, some salt, the smoked ham and pleasant sherry flavors. But what strikes me immediately is that the guy has a very mineral smell. Sand, gravel, lime, moldy water. Braised rubber and of course iodine. A very oily body. Yes, already a penchant for engine oil. But also warm, melted chocolate. I think the nose is cool. Because the smoke is neat, but lets all other flavors through. I'll stop for a moment.
      Now he is getting sweeter and fruity. Sugared raisins, juicy oranges and peach. There are also more and more berry flavors. The smoke is now more towards sweetish pipe smoke with wild raspberry.
    • Taste
      Oily, powerful, smoky onset. Now the alcohol fits suitably and brings ginger with it. But is immediately replaced by salt, ham and sweet marinade.
      With the second sip, the brackish seawater and the distinct mineral flavors get through much better. This ginger flavor remains. Now has something of barbecue sauce and chocolate liqueur. Sugared berry jam.
      This is a certain taste note, I know of construction site. Asphalt. As if inhaling the vapors while paving.
    • Finish
      Long. Hot. Smoky, hot asphalt. Chocolate and espresso. Sweet licorice and really oily. In the end, the colleague gets a little dry.

  66. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An absolute pleasure, as every year. You really do not have to lose so many words, because that's once again young and powerful Laphroaig at its best.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Comes first with mild smoked orange slices and banana pieces therefore, presented on milk chocolate tablets and with a pinch of vanilla ... Beautifully faked, because now he is with tar, phenol, Hansaplast in particular and hospitalization in general to. Salty and with seaweed, marine diesel: harbor associations, but also the freshly leveled new tar cover on the A846.
      Over time, then the union of the two extremes, fruit and chocolate on the one hand, tar and the other beautiful things on the other hand.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Rolls with its 58% surprisingly mild on the tongue. It is very smooth, very accessible, not agressive - but leaves a wide trail of tar, licorice and salt immediately after tongue contact on the same, from which one has the feeling that they can chew. Smoked oranges and tangerine slices, a few red grapes even, vanilla and (child) chocolate, coffee powder, toffee sweets, and as a seasoning some marjoram and tarragon. The tar on the tongue as a constant companion, and the salt liquorice swing in the background always with.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long and only slightly dry with now cooled tar, with salt, licorice, toffee and chocolate, still a hint of orange fruit.

  67. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Okay, so maybe this is blasphemy, but I think this absolutely kills the Lagavulin 12 CS edition (and is priced more fairly as well). I mean, the texture alone: oily as all fuck. Sweet and bitter, soft and brutal at the same time. Simply beautiful.

  68. HW74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Have the bottling of 2017 and 2018 tasted in parallel, there were small differences. The 2017 is a bit more balanced in the taste, smoke and sweetness play better together. The 2018er seemed a bit more brutal to me. Both are excellent.

  69. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bright tight daring. Perfectly balanced. Excellent!!! For some reason, remembered in the nose furniture polish)))))

  70. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well, you have to stand on something, I'm not quite as the fan of the CS Laphis as others, but understand the attraction already good, quality is already a force for the age, the CS does him good.
    • Nose
      Tar, iodine, wild bushes, at first nose can not get over, with time or possibly. A drop of water but also beautiful dark forest honey and resin, incense sticks, leather, tobacco and slightly apricot, seaweed
    • Taste
      Fat, edgy, full, charcoal, tar, iodine, the wild bushes again, forest honey with pines, ash, black pepper, liquorice and Ricolabonbons, fresh coffee, resin, dark chocolate, leather young and rough
    • Finish
      Long, strong, warm, peppery, herbal liqueur, tar, iodine, chamomile and thyme, coffee

  71. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Peaty, seaweed, salty, malty, some dark berries, fruity, sweetness. just a very fine complex Laphroaig. I was really enjoying this one. But then there was something in the finish that did not fit. a really bitter taste. not sure what happened there. Have to retaste in some weeks.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  72. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Tasty and tasty, very different from the standard 10s. Drink good with a lot of water for me.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Laphi ... very clearly. Leather, ham, phenolic smoke, strong spice behind ... salt, seaweed ... difficult to get through the smoke and the alcohol. He needs water ... and not just three drops. Dried fruits, nutmeg, campfire and sea breeze, alcoholic spiciness. A little more water ... let's go. Pine needles and resin, grated lemon peel, oranges
    • Taste
      88 88
      salty, peppery spiciness, smoked ham, light sweetness ... cherry jam, menthol, bourbon barrel ... slightly woody, caramel, herbs, tobacco, oily, slightly bitter
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium-long, smoky and dry, caramelized wood remains

  73. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:

    Complex and balanced in all areas. The whole bottle is definitely fun.
    • Nose
      Some smoke mixed with citrus oil, vanilla and lots of herbs
    • Taste
      Reminds strongly of Klosterfrau Melissengeist, well-balanced smoke and just the herbs that attract attention.
    • Finish
      Bitter with some smoke and oak. Much smoke remains in the mouth.

  74. Dyno scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    so far i've been having two kinds of laphroaig cask strengths, those that i really like a lot and those that i like a little less... this CS010 is right up there with the 003, 006 & 008 for me... for some reason i just had another dram of this #010 and found i had to take it down one point from 91 to 90

    great dram!

  75. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A top malt, PL ratio at starting price simply fantastic, over and over again !!!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, bright ripe fruits such as pears and apples, as well as, if surprisingly closed, stinky Laphroaig smoke
    • Taste
      Here comes the cask strength to bear, a Laphroaig-own ashy smoke wave rolls inexorably to the throat, the quite sweet fruits are still available, clearly play the second fiddle, nonetheless, as if from a single mold
    • Finish
      Very long, while the sweet-fruited impressions fade quite quickly, the smoke smoldering felt forever

  76. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The CS batches are easy to rely on - a perfect dram for a grubby autumn day - dangerously tasty with a few drops of water
    • Nose
      Dusty coal cellar, extinguished ashes, iodine tincture, dry sherry, brackish water, plum trees, wet earthy foliage - a walk in the pine forest after a heavy summer rain
    • Taste
      medical, iodine, smoke, sweet resin, maple syrup - full-bodied and already very balanced for its 10 years - reminiscent of the herbs of a stomach bitters
    • Finish
      long, medicated, smoky, sweet

  77. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  78. Ra_Di scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  79. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I do not know if it's due to the batch or a taste development leap on my part - I think the incredibly tasty, just delicious, would like to refill immediately. Earlier batches: 2cl, OK, very tasty, but at 4cl it was enough as well. My heavy-peat-time has actually been around for some time. Want to say: The # 010 goes down like oil, and I have absolutely no dilution need. (Experiments on other persons confirm this.8-)) They have gotten really good.
    And if you got him for the FOL price and ordered several bottles and comes roundabout € 55, that was a top buy, with 10-15% more it's not bad.
    • Nose
      fat - a lot of light sweetness (caramel, overripe banana, milk chocolate, sweetened condensed milk) almost "framed" by Laphroaig smoke - in this batch not quite as medico-phenolic, but more ash, charcoal, tomato herb, grinded tree needles / cypress, a bit maritime
    • Taste
      fat, oily, full bodied - the sweetness is darker than in the nose, nougat, dark chocolate, brown sugar, to charcoal smoke, ashes, tar, black pepper ... licorice, herbal liqueur / bitters, camillan, coffee, resin
    • Finish
      long, warm, oily-peppery, fat sweetness and bitter-bitter smoke sticking to the tongue, first dribbles saliva, then it's hot and dry with camillian and coffee

  80. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring pour tons of "laphroaig-typical" notes from my glass. Violent, ashy smoke with a tendency to coal dust, immeasurable numbers of phenols and the full load of hospital confront my nose. The high-potency alcohol (58%) is well integrated right from the start. The dominant smoke develops a beautiful campfire note with sweet and fruity notes, which remind me of delicate sherry aromas in the course of nosing. On the "hospital side" are primarily gauze bandages, iodine and patches present. Apricots, rhubarb, vanilla, salty caramel sweets and earthy flavors set the focus next to the unmistakable smoke. In the background, more and more flavors open up: oak, pine needles, thyme and the classic maritime notes such as algae, seaweed and salt. Even associations of some weathered pebbles are noticeable. Impressively intense and multi-faceted.
    • Taste
      Silky soft and oily, the Laphroaig wets the entire mouth before an intense smoke explosion arrives. In the front of the mouth a wonderful (warming) sweetness spreads, on the tongue tip it tingles clearly (pepperiness / ginger sharpness) and on the palate already a strong oak spice can be guessed. The omnipresent smoke leaves the bright fruits (apricots & oranges) and caramel sweets initially little chance for full development. In the background are various spices, a touch of sweet pipe tobacco, dark honey and maritime notes, where especially the salt can attract attention. Algae, seaweed and some iodine sink almost in the intensity of the brute smoke. The strong oak flavor is always noticeable. With the help of a few drops of water, the bright fruit notes intensify significantly.
    • Finish
      Very long, very smoky and warming. The sweet flavors now free themselves from the smoky coat and gain significantly in intensity. I perceive vanilla, caramel, lemons, oranges and other bright fruits. The strong smoke always remains dominant. Spicy oak notes, thyme and light coffee notes are noticeably on the rise and cause a slight dryness on the palate. With an association to a fresh sea breeze, the finish ends after many minutes.

  81. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  82. Макс scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  83. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  84. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Spicier than batch 9, and a bit more sherry. 87/88.
    • Nose
      Peat, nutmeg, caramel and cranberry.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, nutmeg and curry.
    • Finish
      Peat, nutmeg, apple, caramel and orange.

  85. kaasklop scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  86. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Horny, like every year. Big cinema!
    • Nose
      Pappsüßer smoke, a lot of coal and ashes, burnt cake dough, creme brulee, eventually comes through grapefruit easily, some dill
    • Taste
      Sweet and heavy smoke, tobacco, a lot of chocolate, a lot of heat, burnt orange marmalade
    • Finish
      Medical smoke, warming and sweet, long finish, the sweetness and the smoke stick firmly to the palate

  87. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2018]  A friend asked about my opinion of this new Laphroaig cask strength release and luckily I was able to get a sample (I do not buy bottles of Laphroaig anymore without a prior sampling because most of its last releases were not to my liking - rather immature and too heavily wood-driven).  But the cask strength editions were pretty good so far and I pray this one will be too…

    ...depending on whether you are a "wood-head" or not you might prefer this batch over others or not (like me).  To me the best batch (ignoring the old unnumbered ones which are simply unmatched) is batch 3 followed by the legendary 007 and batch 9.  This one is the best Laphroaig release since its predecessor cask strength batch 9 and the only Laphroaig that is worth the bucks these days (to me as an old-fashioned drinker, only)...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is deep copper and the texture shows a sticky ring that builds small tears with slow legs. The nose is typical Laphroaig-ish with lots of medicinal, vanilla and heavy wooden notes. It seems to me as if the wooden notes slightly increase from batch to batch (Do they add more virgin oak casks now?). I know it is the zeitgeist of wood-driven whiskies but I like distillate-driven drams better as they are more complex and balanced, usually. The wood is too dominant these days (for me) and buries too much of the other fine aromas, but if you like this spike - enjoy it!
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is very vanilla and sherry sweetish with a lot of other flavours that tell an interesting story if you chew the dram long enough. But again the wood plays a too much dominating role here and drives the profile out of balance, unfortunately. It is not layered and to be honest, a little simple with a clear bitter spike made out of tannins and herbal flavours of the wood. Too much modern zeitgeist in here, sorry Laphroaig!
    • Finish
      88 88
      The whisky arrives a little hot (no wonder at cask strength) but nicely coating on the palate with a minor bitter-astringent feeling from the heavy woods (the tannins take their toll). The finish is long, more spicy (peppery) and a little bitter-drying at the very end (tannins). Some water releases more aromas in the nose and medicinal-maritime flavours on the palate with just slighty increased bitter wooden notes. I like this dram best when reduced to about 46% abv.

  88. Doctor B. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  89. moving_coil did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Distillery only release for the UK but available in other territories. If only the NAS were as easier to miss ;)

  90. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  91. whatthefusel scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    This batch is among the very best. #006 was excellent, too, #009, but #010 is in the same league. Maybe even a notch better?? I don't know. Typical Laphroaig, peat with iodine, medicine, ash, strong full flavoured body. I could drink this all night. Highly quaffable at high intrinsic quality level.
    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      98 98

  92. pepperwash scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    This is brilliant stuff! Very solid Laphroaig, real earthy stuff. Myriads better than the little things like "Lore" and many others from the core product line. I think the new batch 010 is a little bit different in taste than 009 (as every year there are slight or sometimes larger variations from batch to batch), I tasted them head to head, but they are absolutely at the same super high quality level. Excellent! Well done, Laphroaig!

  93. Toonarmy74 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Overall probably my least favourite batch, it may grow on me but lacks body and finish in a big way. Lined this up against 008 and 009 and it was 3rd best and I wasn’t that impressed with 009

    In my opinion just another average whisky
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      70 70

  94. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  95. LordBellamy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Water: he does not need, anyway I try it with a few drops ... yes he opens something, the sweetness is even clearer. Overall, he does not need water in my opinion.

    Conclusion: Wow, what a board !!!!! Maybe a tiny shade worse than Batch 9, but for me that was the best whisky ever, apart from the old Green and Red Stripe bottlings. This is Islay south coast pure. I want this glass of whisky in the glass when I'm sitting in the evening at the port of Port Ellen and end a wonderful day on the mother of all islands. For me, the quintessence of all Islay whisky, a benchmark that all others have to beat first, and very few can do it. And if it now costs 10 GBP more than accidentally in the first Relase - this drop still has an unbeatable PLV, since all PC's, Octos, Caol Ilas and Ardbegs of this world do not lag behind. Honest, clean fabric, no frills, no pimp finish - just pure Islay
    90 points
    • Nose
      Nose: smoke with coal dust, behind it vanilla and mushy fruit, maybe some banana, seaweed, iodine, pebble beach, mussels and thyme. In addition the clear sweetness, the direction Aprikosenmarmalade goes, also some caramel is with it
    • Taste
      Taste: Creamy sweetness with caramel sweets, then the peat beats with a vengeance. paved road after summer rain, asphalt, iodine, light fruit and a dash of oak / pencil abrasion
    • Finish
      Finish: echoes forever, intense peat and sea flavors, tarred boat plank, together with oak, caramel, vanilla and also the thyme can be briefly seen again, maybe a bit too spicy / peppery and metallic in the finish

  96. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  97. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    T he has long time weider nen LAPHI that I really like. Nice aspects, a lot to experience and great flavors. Especially the strong ash or coal I did not have on the screen at all. I'll treat myself to a glass again.
    I would like to thank Manfred because he surprised me with this sample and gave me great pleasure.
    • Nose
      A bit of smoke rushes out of the glass, well balanced, not too much. If this warps a little, suddenly appear aromas of sweetness, green notes, salty coastal air, mineral and some plaster.
      What surprised me is the pronounced fruity note of green berries, sour and fresh with clear grapefruit. The cask strength is of course also alcohol present, but this verfliegt already noticeable after a few minutes, glass just let it stand a little.
    • Taste
      Preconnected the first contact can be the deep and heavy texture of Laphroaig CS guess Batch 10, ash and coal predominate. I did not have that often before, rarely with a Laphroaig. Then you get a spicy sweetness of wood, light dryness that sneaks past the tongue. The sweetness swings but only modest, not to compare with the "super" Laphi sweetness of the PX or Quarter Cask. Plaster keeps popping through my head, then forest, nature, morning dew, bog and mineral smoke and just great fresh wood with a hint of vanilla. The alcohol is super integrated, noticeable but not disturbing at all. With water, the alcohol almost completely disappears, the intensity explodes, everything becomes even stronger, citrus notes and charcoal now dominate my taste.
    • Finish
      The finish is as usual typically long, warm, dry and pleasant. Smoke stays behind and I mean to have some cucumbers in the aftertaste and something fruitful ... from which one has something for a long time.

  98. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  99. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Mirabellenmus on sticking plaster with coal dust Compared to the previous batches, it is noticeable that it comes along at least initially much fruity. Otherwise, the flavors are all available as usual. In the mouth, he may be a bit stronger than last year, then overall, especially to the finish out, much drier. With the other Drams comes to me a little boredom, which I did not go at the 009er. He is very clean, maybe a tad too clean ...

  100. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, tasty, intense. 83 points.
    • Nose
      Smoke. Slightly medically, but not too strong. Something sweet. Seaweed. Spray. Some soy. Tobacco is pleasant. Water : Much softer and sweeter, then falls back into its original form.
    • Taste
      Intensive. Fire. Smoke. Iodine. Salty, bitter herbs. Water : soft and creamy. Ashes in the dessert.
    • Finish
      Long with ashes and barely sweet.

  101. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Even the uncorking and pouring me a smile. Within a very short time, Laphroaig's typical, pleasant scent mixture of coal smoke and seaweed spreads through the room. Whenever I smell that fragrance, I think I can imagine how Ian Hunter managed to get his whisky recognized as a medicine in the days of US Prohibition.
    Every year, the tension is great. After Green Label and Red Label, the Laphroaig team has already launched 10 batches of their 10yo Cask Strength. So far, again and again, absolute price-performance blast, which run the parallel appearing, highly praised Cairdeas bottlings mostly supple rank. Well, the bottlings have been all, without exception, although quite different in taste, as a Vergleichstasting confirmed a few years ago. Some batches, like 003, 007 or 009, were even outstanding for IMHO. Curious to see if even the new family member is able to convince.
    Eye / nose Vigorous old-golden shade. Hopefully undyed? Anyhow not cool filtered. Broad, slow-moving spider legs and late drops trickle down the glass wall of Glencairn in slow motion. Visually a treat. The intense nose also arouses interest, while I still relish the oily course of the malts. The barrels used - or at least parts of it - should have burnt down vigorously. Yellow fruits. Like almost every year, I have again the final push that more sherry wood got lost in the batch, as the maximum of 5% of the barrels, which indicates the distillery almost like a prayer mill. In the nose leads first of the (coal) smoke, to the Bourbon vanilla, and in the background then caramel sweetness and apricot jam. The longer I absorb the scent, the more intense the herbal note, a bit like in the coniferous forest. And to it freshly opened Hansaplast. You do not have to say more. Typical Laphroaig.
    palate Warm, he rolled in and a bit spicy. The consistency is very nice creamy and fruity, from the memory a little less sweet than some of the previous batches. The oak is more intense here. A rich tick spicy, kräutriger than I have from the tastings of the former 10 CS remembered. Black forest honey and fir resin come to my mind. But also greasy notes and some licorice Also the apricot jam from the nose can be found again, where I mean English orange marmalade and even some orange peel to taste. Be sure not a dry malt. Rather fruity and quite pleasant, despite the strength and phenol content. The medico-peaty Laphi smoke is, like the alcohol, neatly integrated and gives the pot once again another dimension that makes the malt immediately wonderfully complex. Nothing to criticize. I like it. Incidentally, a few drops of water make it even more blooming; the individual taste nuances appear refreshed, as it were.
    Finish / Conclusion The finish is smoky long and also very spicy. The oak spice draws from the flavors actually like a red thread through the batch 10. There is not much more to say here. Again a strong, creamy, solid Laphi with age, in natural strength without fault and blame for the price of friendship.

  102. edhunter15 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This Laphroaig is my first Laphroaig Ten Cask Strength. So I can not say how it compares to its predecessors. What I can say is that he really likes me as a fan of the Laphi character. In principle, he builds beautifully on the standard, whereby he seems much more complex, dense and somehow mature by the cask strength. Especially the creamy wood and fruit notes come through here more clearly and harmoniously, so it represents an almost perfected Laphi Ten for me. At the same time, I am particularly impressed by the nose. Too bad that the full spectrum of flavors can not quite hold in the mouth. Nevertheless, I assume that every Laphi fan will come especially at the expense of the price.
    • Nose
      Wow, what a first nose! This is Laphroaig in its purest form! The unmistakable maritime smoldering smoke flows towards me, where it is beautifully embedded in caramel-like to chocolaty soft oak flavors and creamy-fresh fruit notes (sweet gooseberries, rhubarb, apricot). With also creamy pastry notes the malt reminds me now, where I got used to the smoke, totally on rhubarb cake with cream and a dash Laphi 10 (probably at the season). In the background, I also perceive the typical earthy and resinous aromas. Overall, however, surprised me the strong pronounced fresh fruitiness.
    • Taste
      The smoke is present, but not as dominant as expected. Rather, mineral and charred woody notes combine with the creamy-fresh fruitiness of the nose, with clear citrus fruits such as oranges and sweet grapefruit setting the tone.
    • Finish
      Now in the finish, the Laphi character is fully back. Smoldering smoky aromas together with some ash, dry pine needles, the mineral aromas and the refreshing citrus notes I find so only with Laphroaig. This spectrum of flavors shows with decent leather and coffee notes, although much longer than the standard 10, but to convince me to 100% then a little too short.

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