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Laphroaig 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.23/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Bessie Williamson Story
Vintage
1994
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Am. Oak Hogshead & Refill Barrels
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010019639127
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
28 Aug 2019 11:37 pm by Charlygap
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 530.33

45 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 25-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.23 points

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not a really bad malt in and of itself.
    Has a really very nice nose that is really promising. Unfortunately, the taste is very tamed, downright "flat". In a direct comparison, the 25 Cask Strength is the significantly better (and cheaper) choice.
    It's a shame that too much water was used here. With 46% or 48% things would certainly look a little better. This leaves a Laphroaig that is great on the nose, but quite boring on the palate.

  2. rampah scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It is quite good, but way too expensive.

    I liked the yearly 25yo CSs more. (and they are also cheaper)

  3. Simon Stood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: 22
    Taste: 22
    Finish: 22
    Balance: 22
    88

  4. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      with mild smoke and a hint of medicinal note, tarred hemp rope, a hint of maritime but also slightly floral. Trace of lemon, light fruitiness and sweetness behind. A little freshly ground pepper. Looks a bit fragile and bursting.
    • Taste
      89 89
      smoky, spicy, oak, sweet and fruity, a little tar, spices, some barrel and coffee. Now a hint of herbaceous and earthy, also here slightly maritime and salty, trace of lemon. Slightly tart with oak spice, aromatic, intense and engaging.
    • Finish
      88 88
      intense with a little smoke, spicy oak, a hint of pepper and chocolate, long fading with a little ash, trace of salty.

      I think it's great and tasty.

  5. AgentMunky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Ideal. Sweet, tropical, oily, licorice, smoke.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    not the best release of Laphroaig 25
    • Nose
      Light sea breeze, a burning fire, smoked fish on charcoal
    • Taste
      Woody, oily, burnt lemon peel
    • Finish
      Medium bitterness with spices, medium duration

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