Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Calculated age
20 years old
Ex-Pedro Ximénez Butt
Number of bottles
54.3 % Vol.
30 ml 500 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2018 8:56 am by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 275.00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lp9 ElD

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.17 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice balance in peat "Laphroaigienne" and Sherry. We do not find the peat but the mix is really successful. Rarely disappointed by "Elements Of Islay"
    • Nose
      A nose on peat oil, rather saline by the way. It looks like a mixture of fish and fruit aroma (mainly citrus fruits).
      I surprised at times the scent of barbac, I dreamed?
    • Taste
      Attack perfectly mastered, not a bit of alcohol too much. In the middle of the mouth we find this peat saline, dry and vegetable. Light spices walk with a fruity touch.
    • Finish
      Nice length on peat oil, salt, pepper, some dried fruits and cocoa.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rich, on the hazelnut, liquid smoked chocolate (!) Orange peel. Woody accents. Everything is very warm, but the opening gives it a certain maritime freshness, just to remember that certainly, these barrels are superb, but we still talk about Laphroaig!
    • Taste
      Rich and peppery, smoke develops, we find the medicinal markers of Laphroaig.
    • Finish
      Always a nice development for peat, with vanilla cream, everything is quite opulent but rather agreed.

      Nose & Mouth: 4/5
      Final 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1878

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The reverberation still warms the palate and the entire mouth area. Subtle, cold smoky notes stick to the tongue all the time while a combination of sweet, dried and fermented fruits is present all the time and gives the Laphroaig a wonderful character. Complex, multi-layered, full of character and, above all, extremely delicious!

    Edit: The aftertaste exudes its pleasant smoky aroma even after 10 minutes, woolly warmth still dresses the palate ...

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      Wonderful reddish copper shines in the glass, smoky peat aroma is noticeable from afar. Long, oily "legs" separate from the streaks sticking to the glass wall and draw their syrupy paths back into the glass in slow motion. Cold smoke rises from fruity sweetness and slightly mineral peat, zests of old oranges fall into dark chocolate, sweet raisins exude their lovely aroma. Mildly, sweet, fruity peat rises into the nose, the alcohol is marvelously harmoniously integrated, with minimal leather, tobacco and hints of sulfur. Oranges play with caramel and tart fruit aromas, with the sourish aromas tend towards fermented berries and robbing. The alcohol is increasingly intense, the salivation begins, it's time for the first sip ...
    • Taste
      Sweetness and fruit flash briefly, at the same time cold smoke flows through the palate and ash settles on the tongue. Lightly peppering and peppery, cold smoke and ash massively stimulate saliva. Raisins, dates and dark berries dominate the second sip at the beginning. Campfire romance quickly sets in again, smoke and ash predominate, burned wood is in the background. Slowly the mouthfeel becomes oily and greasy, abrasion of orange peel breaks through again and again the intensive smoke and ash flavors, peat and spicy wood elements end earthy and dark. Old walnuts float in the saliva under the tongue, wet leaves and hints of wet leather and damp tobacco come up. Raisins and dried fruits show up now and then, with spicy wood tones, the taste is slowly becoming the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Dry and tart wood tones stick to the palate, greasy and oily, the saliva floats under the tongue, the smoky ash notes are still minimal. Again, chocolate and leather come into their own, crumbs of sweetish tobacco stick to the tongue, sweet raisins and red berries are more appealing in the aftermath. Herbs and spices are already discreetly in the background the whole time, but often appear in the aftermath of the aftertaste. A felt eternity easily warms bitter ash with a salty pepper note on the palate and dresses this smoky sharpness. It seems like the reverberation never ends ...

  4. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Phew, that's a difficult box. As a whisky, it works well, provides fine smoke and a variety of tasty flavors that harmonize in interaction. What I miss a bit is the typical Laphroaig character, who can not prevail here against the barrel. If I remember the OA filling Laphroaig PX, then this PX came up with both the typical Laphroaig characteristics (cold smoke, kelp, Hansaplast, hospital corridor) and the characteristics of a malthouse that has undergone PX maturation , This one brings a lot of barrel and little distillery with it and seems to me something "designed". But that's just my taste ...
    • Nose
      88 88
      Leather notes that mingle with the unusually subtle smoke for a Laphroaig. Raisins, dried figs and dates. Red grapes. Then, the nose got used to the mild smoke and the dried fruits, come nutmeg, rosemary and black pepper. A hint of moist-loamy soil and now fermented grapes. The barrel influence is now fully through.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoky-spicy and strong onset, which leaves a red scent with red grapes, raisins, dates directly. Dry and with old wood shavings at the beginning. Slightly peppery and also quite quickly on the tongue with black pepper. Liquorice sweets and after some time harsh herbs, which then vehemently press on the tongue. The pepper swings along for a long time, then comes later a good dose of menthol.
      But where is the seaweed? The Hansaplast?
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, leather and tobacco notes, tart herbs, lots of wood, dark chocolate, pepper, menthol.

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig is always one of those things with me - mostly the medicinal smoke bothers me too much. Fortunately not here, because it is an excellent malt with beautiful sherry barrel aging. The smoke is in a great harmonic interplay with a nice fruity sweetness and earthy-mineral notes. You don't necessarily recognize Laphroaig, but maybe that's why I like him so much. Incredibly tasty and tasty - no water required. Well, if it weren't for the price ...
    • Nose
      90 90
      even from a little distance a nice smoky note flows towards you; not unpleasant medically as it often bothers me with Laphroaig; mineral-earthy notes; fruity sweetness; Raisins; Dates; red fermented fruits; some leather; Wood not really noticeable - the sweet and fruity notes dominate next to the medium smoke
    • Taste
      92 92
      oily; sweet and spicy; cold ashy smoke lays directly in the mouth; earthy and mineral notes; dark fruity sweetness; Raisins; Dates; Red fruits; dark chocolate; Pepper; spicy oak
    • Finish
      91 91
      peppery and spicy; slightly sticky sweetness; some leather and tobacco; tart herbal notes; Dark chocolate; Oak wood; ashy smoke; after a while there is still a nice menthol freshness

  6. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Salted and roasted peanuts, fat chocolate and plum notes, hoisin sauce, maple syrup, sweet raisins, wet and slightly chemical peatsmoke. A ships engine room. “Big Red” cinnamon chewing gum, caramelized ginger, hints of seabreeze, new leatherboots. This was definetly a juicy PX cask.

    Taste: Sharp arrival on salty peatsmoke, plum sauce and wood tannins. Ginger, oak, pencil shavings, chili cocolate, old leather, rosmarin, cinnamon, tart organgepeel, grandma’s christmas cookies. A nice, lingering espresso bitterness in the finish.

    Comments: This is a rather oakforward Laphi, but well in the boundaries of what I tend to enjoy. I am also not too fond of PX casks, but in this instance the long, full term maturation of 20 years created a very intense and delicious dram. It’s shockingly expensive, though. /90

  7. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer:
    This whisky was distilled in 1998 and bottled from a single Pedro Ximénez sherry butt. The balance of rich fruit and smoke is perfect and the signature notes of 1990s’ Laphroaig distillate are present and correct. Only 714 bottles were produced.

    Cask details;
    A single Pedro Ximénez sherry butt distilled in 1998.

    Tasting Notes;

    Coal fires, candy floss and lobster pots. Thick, dense smoke combines with notes of kirsch. The peat becomes more medicinal, showing classic distillery character. Darker, almost burnt-tyre notes remain.

    Juicy, with rich stewed fruit and smoked salt. Well balanced and reminiscent of perfectly cooked game meat covered in a port and redcurrant sauce. Notes of beach BBQ, charred mackerel and sweet langoustines develop, reminding us of a perfect summer day on Islay.

    Smoked sea salt and dark fruit linger, leaving the palate slightly dry and ready for a second sip.

  8. WillWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Good to have a dram of it when want some sherry peat

  9. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It has a medium viscosity and a high intensity bouquet. I have aromas of intense smoke, raisin syrup, honey sweetness, nautical notes, leather, chocolate and ash. Moderately complex. Very sweet in taste. He has clearly noticeable alcohol and a moderately heavy body.


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