Overall rating
90.36/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB122064
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 15530
Number of bottles
204
Strength
48.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 dec 2018 9:14 pm by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 223.33

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 2000 ED

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.36 points.

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    CS @ 48,8 after 18 years indicates a very "open" refill cask.
    A little bit simpler but with quite a bit more bite to it than the OB 18YO @ 48%
    It's a quality dram, and hard to decide which one I prefer. The OB goes down a little easier.
    • Nose
      89 89
      It's all there, in a mellow well matured Laphroaigy way.
      Peat, smoke, briny, light medicinal.
      Light vanilla and sweet fruit in the background.
      Tar, bitter coffee, a little rubber.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Slightly oily arrival.
      Dark chocolate, coffee, with an emerging sweetness.
      Peat is present, but much more rounded, almost refined compaired to what to expect from a Laffy.
      Solid level of peppery spice building up.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Close to long finish.
      Going slightly bitter, and the spice keeps warming.

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  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Tropical fruits like pineapple and apple but with a grain of sea salt first. A little bit of seashell. When you nose gets used to first fruity layer, it smells like sweet smoky vegetable, then turned herbs (thyme) and walnut. Then the oak note appeared. Vanilla and pomelo from the top. Peat, earth and ashes from bottom. Further from bottom: liquorice + seaweed + pear. Smell harder I got some hazelnut
      Multi layers
      Light hay from emptied glass.
    • Taste
      Savory, fruit sweetness pear and apples. Spices, and tiny spiciness. It then turned tea and with almost no sweetness,
      Pomelo peel when swallowing
    • Finish
      Smoky Liquorice, iodine, seashell. Mild Black pepper all over the mouth. Green tea after 10-20 seconds. Not much sweetness. More pepper spiciness suddenly appeared after 30 seconds. And more tea aftertaste.

  4. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Laphroaig rarely let you down and this is another great one. A sample courtesy of peatbogger.
    • Nose
      91 91
      This is typical Laphroaig and for all the right reasons, quite earthy as you would expect. This is a weird one, dogs paws which have that mixture of sweaty sock and soil. Vincent my dog has just volunteered to confirm it and yes definitely dogs paw. Rubber inertube and light fruit like pear and melon. Really nice.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Judging by the nose I was expecting this to be a lot smoother ( sorry P)
      This is just an observation and not a criticism. A lot smokier and dryer.
      Quite sharp and spicy.
      Those fruit notes on the nose are just mere hints now but they are there.
      Still for a Peathead like me this is great stuff.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The smokiness really kicks in towards the end and the dryness just stays at a nice constant level. Charcoal right on the death.

  5. zaphod155 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Here is everything what you expect from a more mature Laphroaig. But the slightly overcooked caramel clouded the impression a bit.
    • Nose
      Strong smoke with honey sweetness and a little iodine tincture. Slowly, the sweet notes outweigh, it is fruity. Some sweet and sour marinade comes along. Then the development goes nutty, with chocolate and coffee. Then the smoke sounds again. Slightly ashy this time.
    • Taste
      Smoky start with some ashes. In addition a chili sharpness. Then come the honey notes, which slowly develop into slightly burnt caramel. Some banana, pear, apple and a little disinfectant. Then smoke again and everything from scratch.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoky, with the slightly bitter caramel. The sharpness leaves a warming feeling

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