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Laphroaig 28-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
28 years old
Quarter Casks, Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Butts
44.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L8086 MB1 2092
Added on
25 aug 2018 12:25 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

€ 800.43

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 28-year-old

46 users have left 47 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.94 points.

  1. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Lovely mixture of tropical fruits, reminiscent of Laproaig’s glorious past, and the usual medicinal smoke and associates toned down to a more comfortable level.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The moment I put my nose above the glass a range of beautifully balanced scents starts to whisper from the glass. The first that I recognise are ripe fruits like oranges, tangerines, pineapple, mango, and maybe even some unripe banana. Could these be the famous Laphroaig tropical fruits, which we see so rarely nowadays? Then there are old ropes, a hint of acetone, paint solvent, and some kind of roots. I already find it very elegant and complex. Old hessian sacks, mashed potatoes with cream butter and nutmeg (my mother’s recipe) and caramelised orange zest. The typical Laphroaigian smoke and medicinal notes have taken a seat in the back, although they are clearly present, but the fruits are the main players. More chemical and medicinal notes appear after a while, along with some minty scents and tinned pineapple. The nuances are really beautiful with each particular scent showing a slow evolvement during a single sniff. It is slightly savory, and when leaving it for a while more herbal notes, a hint of minerals, stones, and fresh seafood appear.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oh perfect strength that puts a wheel of flavours into motion. Oranges, fresh mango parts, tangerines, and whatever other tropical fruits you can think of, followed by licking spilled orange juice from a wooden table (you do not always have a cleaning cloth at hand), then oranges thrown into a bonfire at the beach with the wind bringing salty sea water drops and kelp fragments to your lips. All right, there might be a risk that I am about to enter a delirium. What.a.dram! A flinter of smoke in the beginning, but the fruits take center stage and reappear after a few seconds with each sip. They are also much more prominent on the palate compared to the nose. The fruits are slightly sour, fresh and vibrant despite the age. More tangerines, fresh peaches, nectarines and sour prunes. It is becoming slightly drying in the finish, but the freshness saves it from becoming too dusty and dry.
    • Finish
      91 91
      More of the above

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