Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Stripe
Stated Age
10 years old
57.3 % Vol.
1000 ml
Straight From The Wood
Bottle code
Front L01200 / Rear L01201
Added on
27 Feb 2010 11:21 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 999.00

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64 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.34 points

  1. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. SAND scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Lot LS 82283. From a 1 l. bottle which has been standing half full for 15-20 years.

    Nose: Initially the nose is quite closed and so tight knit that it’s difficult to analyse. Needs water. Actually this whisky doesn’t only take water well, it really needs water to open up. With water the nose displays sweet - it really feels Oloroso sherried -seaside notes of oysters, wet shore, dried seaweed, old fishing yarns, bandages, camphor. Lovely! (92p)

    Taste: Very sweet, concentrated, very viscous, long aftertaste. Undiluted it’s almost too concentrated to decipher properly, but really smooth and lovely, with a long, lingering top shelf sweet liquorice finish and aftertaste. With water the taste also opens up; it’s oily, still viscous, saline, tarry, peaty, smoky but it loses some of the sweetness. There’s more pepper, wood, soot, salt, old salty hemp ropes, kippers and bacon. The finish and aftertaste is drier and more peppery (91p)

    This is a rich, sweet, concentrated, wonderful Laphroaig! Total score: 91 points.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Rich, deep gold

    Nose: Powerfull, smoke and earthy aromas, seaweed

    Body: Full bodied

    Taste: Massive peat smoke, huge flavour, complex, seashore salt, fading sweetness at the finish

    Finish: Long and savoury

  4. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note.
    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.04) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      peaty, dark wood, leather, slight fruity note (candied oranges) (88)
    • Taste
      quite easy on the palate, alcohol very well bound, peat, earthy, tobacco & leather, (91)
    • Finish
      more earthy peat, some malt & fruit sweetness coming through next
      to the leather & tobacco which are on their way into the background
      on the finish (90)

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes here:


  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    only one of the first batches ~1995!!!
    The last batches weren´t so good. There are some bitterness in the aftertaste in the last batches. Then only 93P !!!

  7. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    One of the best OBs tasted to date.
    • Nose
      Much more complex than current versions of CS 10 yo
      Wood and barbecue smoke
      Liquorice and peat
      Marine and medicinal
      Lemon biscuit
    • Taste
      Mouth in the continuity
    • Finish
      Medium to long

  8. Dede scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A 10yo CS less round than some newer versions, maybe more complex too. The fruity is not that of a Benriach 76 but is nevertheless present. In any case, a whisky combining phenomenal power with a perfect balance. I just love it.
    • Nose
      Typically Laphroaig, powerful without being aggressive. There is of course the peat fat, rubbery (new tires) and marine (spray) that was expected, but also a nice fruity sweetness (ripe pineapple very sweet, mango, grapefruit) and tobacco (raw cigar). Aeration reveals a fresher, minty, camphor-like appearance that evokes a tiger balm. Beautiful balance between all these fragrances that blend into each other (a little OBE probably).
    • Taste
      Very oily, it is also very powerful, peaty, salty, iodized (bitterness on the attack), slightly minty. We also find by turning the whisky in the mouth notes of cigar leaves of the nose. The fruity, more discreet than the nose, appears at the end of the mouth, citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon juice that combine with the freshness of mint (candy mint / lemon).
    • Finish
      Long, very long, the peat explodes in successive detonations and retro-olfaction, marrying iodine and camphor before fainting on the ashes.


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