- 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
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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
- 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.
- 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
- Single dram note.
Transferring previous Note (2011.12.04) content into a Tasting Note.
peaty, dark wood, leather, slight fruity note (candied oranges) (88)
quite easy on the palate, alcohol very well bound, peat, earthy, tobacco & leather, (91)
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)
- Tasting notes here:
- 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 !!!
- One of the best OBs tasted to date.
Much more complex than current versions of CS 10 yo
Wood and barbecue smoke
Liquorice and peat
Marine and medicinal
Mouth in the continuity
Medium to long
- 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.
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).
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).
Long, very long, the peat explodes in successive detonations and retro-olfaction, marrying iodine and camphor before fainting on the ashes.