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Overall rating
85.46/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter Casks, Pedro Ximenez Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L7306VB1
Barcode
5010019637291
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
20 Feb 2019 7:53 pm by Tubaman
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 74,50

7 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig PX Cask

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.46 points

  1. diamond2000 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Aroma: open, mineral-sweet, burnt wood, plywood, kirsa, smoked dried fruits, smoked brisket, sweet and sour berries, menthol, notes of a farmyard and humus. Smoke and phenols are pushed to the background, the oak-wood theme dominates with sweetness and light strokes, wine and berries are coming.

    Taste: bright, a lot of wood tannins, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, spicy herbs, smoked, ash, dried fruit compote, mineral-salty.

    Finish: longer than average, continues to taste - sweetness, ash, activated carbon, a lot of wood, light grassy bitterness, zest, rubber, rubber, coniferous shades, viburnum jam, dried apples and pears, minerals, salt.

    Rating: 85

    Bottom line: a worthy Lafroyg came out, very woody, with a light wine coating, his brother Quater Kask, apparently there were most of these barrels in the batch, no worse and no better than him, just a little different. The taste seemed somehow too simple, but everything compensated for the finish, which revealed a richer palette

  2. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Colour: Deep golden colour (not naturally coloured).
    Nose: Typical Laphroaig, dirty and fat peat smoke. Sweet, dried fruits (some quite obvious PX-markers here). Nothing too refined or complex but a good punch in the nose, for sure. (88.5p)
    Taste: The arrival is sweet, mainly with sherry cask notes dominating. On the mid-palate it continues with sweetness, but this is supplemented by sweet and rather fat or oily peat smoke notes as well as some pepper from the wood. Pleasant, even if it is a bit short on complexity. (87.5p)
    How drastically this whisky has improved with some 1.5 - 2 years of oxidisation after opening! Originally I felt it was too young, much too rough and just too angular, with spirit and sherry wood not properly integrated at all. This goes to show what oxygen can do for us, sometimes. If I were to rate it when I opened it, I would probably have given it 83, maximum 84 points.
    Oxidation really is the key to this whisky, as far as I’m concerned.
    My total score now is 88 points.

  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Aroma: open, mineral-sweet, burnt wood, plywood, kirsa, smoked dried fruits, smoked brisket, sweet and sour berries, menthol, notes of a farmyard and humus. Smoke and phenols are pushed to the background, the oak-wood theme dominates with sweetness and light strokes, wine and berries are coming.

    Taste: bright, a lot of wood tannins, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, spicy herbs, smoked, ash, dried fruit compote, mineral-salty.

    Finish: longer than average, continues to taste - sweetness, ash, activated carbon, a lot of wood, light grassy bitterness, zest, rubber, rubber, coniferous shades, viburnum jam, dried apples and pears, minerals, salt.

    Rating: 85

    Bottom line: a worthy Lafroyg came out, very woody, with a light wine coating, his brother Quater Kask, apparently there were most of these barrels in the batch, no worse and no better than him, just a little different. The taste seemed somehow too simple, but everything was offset by the finish, which revealed a richer palette.

  4. PX-Michl scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. The Bonvivant scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Love the smell of fire and smoke - if you close your eyes while smelling, you can actually imagine yourself being in a forest with only the heat and the smell from the fire to keep you warm...
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is a bit disappointing, because when you smell it, you believe that what you're about to drink is like pure fire and smoke! But instead you get a very dry but still smoky whisky. You miss the power.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The power or the lag of it is also a problem in the finish.

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