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Laphroaig Brodir

Overall rating
85.58/100
votes
176
Whiskybase ID
WB121319
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Bottled
25.05.2017
Casktype
Port Wood Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7145
Barcode
5010019638120
Added on
21 Nov 2018 4:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 71.27

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176 × member ratings

670 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Brodir

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good, but the wine influence is a little bit off, like Laphroaig and a fruit syrup have been mixed together in my glass.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Salty smoke, nutty, medicinal, sweet with blueberries and blackberries, a citrus like sourness, lapsang souchong tea and some dusty woodspices.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke of burnt twigs, an oily sweetness, sour and sweet fruits, fruit syrup, mostly cherries and blackberries, a little bit peppery.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, somewhat ashy, but also sweet with liquorice, dark red fruit juice and a little vanilla.

  2. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Heavy smoke meets red fruit
    • Nose
      Smoke, some red fruits, little honey
    • Taste
      creamy, smoke, dry oak
    • Finish
      Smoke, medium length, dry

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The first impression is influenced by the well-known Laphroaigaromen, gradually the volume and the smoky wood tones decrease, dominate it sweet fruit flavors. The overall impression is creamy and oily, easy drinking and extremely mild for a Laphroaig, he seems in the second half a little powerless and boring. I personally love the interplay of fruit or sweetness and the smoky peat and wood elements. I still like it!

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Old pink with an orange shimmer shines the Laphroaig in the glass, on the glass wall oily "legs" pull their fast tracks back into the glass. Powerful, sweet peat and a hint of smoke rise from the premium snifter, maritime and phenolic iodine and algae to the fore. The typical Laphroaigaromen such as iodine, algae, peat and smoke are joined by creamy caramel and fruity strawberries, malty add a pinch of salt and apricots. Burnt wood tones and mineral peat are minimal, and again and again this beguiling fruity note comes to the fore. I love the interplay of slightly smoky peat and sweet creamy fruit elements.
    • Taste
      The first sip is dominated by the smoky peat and burned wood. Iodine and salt are added, subtle sharpness fills the entire mouth while creamy sweetness stimulates the saliva. Fly ash and burning campfire, creamy malt sweet and fruity strawberries, morello cherries and apricots, honey, a pinch of fresh mint, just before the end, old walnuts are still showing. A hint of citrus fruits flashes ...
    • Finish
      Creamy and mild rest the mild fruit flavors on the palate, from the initial smoky notes, almost nothing is available. Appearances of earthy peat, otherwise dominate only creamy fruit flavors with a hint of peat the finish. Citrus fruits and a light note of mint then let the aftertaste slowly fade away.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Peat, blackcurrant, rubber, mocha, gingerbread and a little curry.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy! Peat, blueberry, gingerbread, rubber and caramel.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Briny peat, blueberry, mocha, caramel and curry.

  5. StumpiKlaus scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Good whisky. Price / performance ratio ok.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Slightly sour, smoke, salty bacon, pepper and finally a slight sweetness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Optimal alcohol content! Port wine finish clearly noticeable. Sweet smoked bacon, aniseed, herbs, dark berries and a little pepper at the end.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long . Dry smoke with lemon and some pepper.

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A small Laphroaig line up tonight! quarter cask, PX cask, Lore & Brodir. Al 48% ABV expressions. I’ll be tasting them all four h2h.
    • Nose
      This is probably the most distinctive of the four whiskies I’ve put H2H to one another. Quite some Smokey red fruits like dates and figs and plumbs. The peaty flavors translate a bit more to ash and a bonfire that’s burnt out with the rubbery being still there but in the background. It is a bit closed though. So let’s give it some hand warmth. Yes that helps. This one explodes in tawny port kind of flavors. I love tawny ports and it seems that the flavors integrated really well here!
    • Taste
      A lovely deep and red fruited palate upon arrival. Again it’s oily at first and gets more heavily bodied right after. Dried red fruits, raisins and some nuttiness. I like the dark character of this brodir quite a bit.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, sour and a bit salty. It coats the mouth with again a tawny port kind of experience combined with a typical Islay whisky profile. The whole has a lot of depth. Definitely the most sticky one of the 4 in this line up. It is very full of flavor and the finish offers quite a bit of fun with flavors going from mainly Smokey to mainly fruity to mainly spicy.

      This is definitely the most coating, coastal and deeply flavored whisky of the 4.

      My top 4 of tonight:
      1) Lore
      2) Quarter Cask
      3) Brodir
      4) PX cask

  7. jkswift scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. EILACOBESA scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    An "easy drinking Laphi" - young and impetuous - but of good quality!
    Joins a series of "good" Brodir bottlings!
    • Nose
      strong smoke / peat aromas, iodine, herbs, dark berries, sweetness;
    • Taste
      powerful and intense at the start; fruity (berries), sweet, phenolic smoke, ash, salt, tar, iodine, smoke - not too much depth;
    • Finish
      medium-long finish, sweet, salty, cold smoke; in the aftertaste an intense iodine note;

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Cold smoke, maritime, medical, cinnamon, wood, earth, herb candy, dried herbs, a little lemon, nuts, there is also a very minimal fruitiness
    • Taste
      Honey, lemon, very artificial and sweet cherry aroma, nuts, ash, smoke, pepper

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