Laphroaig PX Cask

Overall rating
85.27/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB126459
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

€ 65.50

6 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

246 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig PX Cask

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.27 points.

  1. antyloop scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Conclusion: a well-tailored and balanced NAS release ... would call it the key to the "door" to the world of peat whisky in the Islay region ... recommended for neophytes to familiarize themselves with the world of Islay peat whisky ... a very energetic and pleasant release ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      of course, peat in the foreground, a coal theme, Laphroaig's signature medical style with Vishnevsky ointment, a light rail theme ... and all this is neatly smoothed by PX barrels that give the drink the sweetness of cherry jam ... delicate oak shades interspersed with the dampness of forest moss, light earthiness and fine wood ...
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet jam turns into smoked meats ... yes, yes - it is a smokehouse for fish ... smoky topics, an extinct fire ... chocolate-tobacco sweetness ... pepper bitterness ...
    • Finish
      85 85
      warm and warming ... tobacco and cherry theme, Mocha, pepper and bitterness of bitterness ... a bit of faded charcoal at the very end ... not bad, but I would like a little longer ...

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    With the ''PX Cask'', ''Laphroaig'' has managed a difficult task very well. Because filling the sticky sweet PX casks with such a content that the basic character of the whisky is not lost is a challenge. Although there is not much left of the barley, the smoke, which is very aromatic this time, gives the single malt the characteristic ''Laphroaig'' impact that you like or not.
    • Nose
      Aromatic sweet smoke, dates wrapped in charred bacon, morello cherries, preserved grape must, nice European oak note, dark chocolate, espresso, some vanilla trying to draw attention to itself, guava
    • Taste
      Demerara, cassis, blackberries, the aromatic smoke develops together with the syrupy sweetness, nectarines, vanilla, dates (of course with bacon), the barley is hiding, herbal mixture with Indian sugar coating, gentleman's chocolate
    • Finish
      Long, espresso, star anise, spicy malt, the tannins of the oak are present, tart dark berries (blackberries, blackcurrants), tarry smoke settles in the mouth, but the vanilla also dares to emerge again, coconut is in tow

  4. Ashita scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Refreshing peat tea that I can drink all day!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    In May 2013, Laphroaig gave its bottlings a new look: since then, the packaging and label have appeared in a new, modern design. This is the new edition of the PX, the special variant of a triple wood whisky that has been sold exclusively in travel retail since 2012. First stored for several years in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, the whisky then spent several months in quarter casks before finally maturing in ex-Pedro Ximenez casks.

  6. Макс scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    really lot of PX cask influence. light smoke, sweet raisins and sultanas, like spreading jam on seaweed with peat smoke.

    it can be me, but i liked the earlier expressions a bit better. More balance between the cask and spirit
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. thebonewolf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose was interesting. The initial sniff (post what I smelled during the pour, but before anything else I wrote down) had me very unexcited thinking it would be a dull dram, but after that it changed and I felt like I couldn’t stop smelling it. It started to get smoky, vaguely. That increased and it became medicinal, then got earthy without that medicinal quality there. The medicinal note comes back and goes again over the dram. The taste is ok, nothing remarkable, but still nice. The finish is a delight. It’s relatively short, but while it’s there it’s very nice.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fruity on the pour. Medicinal smoke, then it’s earthy. Medicinal again later.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Honey, dry. Smoky, like a greenwood fire. Wine.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Musty, earthy, smoke. Pepper. Molasses. Medium-short.

  9. Islay1815 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      sherry with notes of smoked meat; wet cardboard, cellar, chocolate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      first watery, then spices, dried fruits; medicine.
    • Finish
      88 88
      quite long, the medical theme prevails.

  11. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 18 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: Gold

    Smell Nose: a little bit of dog hair, saltpetre, limestone, choppy sea water, sea salt, algae, fishy, salty and sour cold juice, mints, raspberry sauce, raisins, dates, taro crisp, lemongrass, smell Xiang is as muddy and dull as 10yo

    Taste Palate: raisins, berry hard candy, honey, honey three knives, taro package, brackish, disinfectant, bandages, iodine, faintly still has dog hair, burnt charcoal wood, burn the bitter taste of food

    Finish: Finish, long, maltose, prominent lemongrass, washed Kenyan beans, Nestle instant black coffee, cinnamon water, iodine, disinfection water

    Body: Medium, thick fat with bitter bottom

    Nose: 84/100

    Palate: 86/100

    Finish: 87/100

    Body: 88/100

    Overall: 84/100

    Overall: I have seen the barrel, it seems that Lafouge qc has added more px barrels. The smell is more delicate and round than qc, and it is also sweeter. The dog hair feels a lot lighter, and at the same time the taste is obviously thinner and lighter.

  12. marmeladow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Half-full bottle tasting six weeks after uncorking. The air / oxidation seems very important to me to round off the overall impression.
    Multiple tests: pure, with a few drops of water, with reduction (at 43% = it becomes weaker).
    Pure, very strong and spicy, ideally with 46%: Then smoke, sherry, sweetness, oak and spice are in an impressive ratio. With every dram new interesting impressions.
    In good moments it reaches up to the Lagavulin16yo distillers editions, even if they are all rounder and more harmonious in their variety of tastes and smells. But are also significantly more expensive.
    Compared to the Quarter Cask, it is more angular and varied, but the PLV speaks more for the QC than the daily dram. Overall, however, a great NAS Laphroaig!
    A little longer in the PX-Cask would perhaps optimize the overall impression!

  13. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  14. diamond2000 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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

  15. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  16. PX-Michl scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  17. 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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