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Laphroaig 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.13/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon casks
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
Annual release
Added on
14 Sep 2019 9:16 pm by SamuelWhisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 431.41

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 25-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.13 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    After I was through with the tasting, but still kept a rest in the glass, I poured myself a 52% comparison drip from the bottle of the 2018 25yo opened at Christmas 2018.
    The 2019 is more velvety, softer and more fruity than the 2018. Due to the largely absence of smoke, the 2019er approaches the even older bottlings of Laphroaig - 28yo or 30yo - more than the 2018er. On the tongue, the 2018 is a bit tart and less fruity than the 2019. In the finish, both bottlings align again.
    As different as the two bottlings are on the nose and on the palate, I see them both equally at a (very) high level.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Oh yes, this aroma of grilled apricot slices that slowly but steadily works its way into the nose, hardly hampered by peat smoke - it can really only be discerned subtly. Soft and not intrusive, reserved, but full of fruit and oak aromas.
      Although kelp, algae and salty sea breezes can only be seen at a distance, you still don't feel transported further inland. The sea is in front of the house, only much calmer than usual. Vanilla, honey, warm toffee, milk coffee.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Fantastic start, soft and smooth, with apricots, peaches, melon. More smoky than in the nose, not too intense oak note - but the fruits are dominant. A honey note, almost waxy. Mild dosage of pepper and salt, as well as seaweed, queller, warm tar (just a hint). Dried tobacco leaves, leather, nutmeg. Nougat. The sweet fruit notes remain on the palate for a long time.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, soft and velvety with a nice note of grilled apricots. Not a bit bitter, let alone bitter, no intrusive oak note, instead an almost perfect combination of fruit sweetness and mild peat smoke.

  2. grinface scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Such a bottling is expected to be convincing. I have to say it does that exactly. I am very enthusiastic. It is extremely good in three dimensions: fruit, drinkability and balance. Dangerous combination because this way the bottle won‘t last long. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/02/21/laphroaig-2019-originalabfuellungen-in-fassstaerke/. - but @Archer pretty much nails it anyways ;-)

  3. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Not a crisp whisky, but far from a flabby overdone whisky, it sits in that warm buttery middle ground. With a bit of water the fruity richness kicks up a couple of notches as does the smoke. Which is a bit surprising.
    • Nose
      Smoke, pear, honey, graham, malt, plastic, herbal spice, strawberry taffy and a touch vegetal.
    • Taste
      Vanilla cream, orchard fruit, smoke, honey graham, herbal spice, strawberry taffy, a bit of saline and plastic.
    • Finish
      Long -> Smoke, vanilla taffy, honey and Cheerios.

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