Laphroaig Triple Wood

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon, Quarter Cask, European Oak
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L9 197 SB1
Added on
13 jan 2020 10:33 pm by 2ndSip

Average value

€ 122.26

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Triple Wood

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.76 points.

  1. Joonie scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Matured in quarter cask, ex-bourbon, ex-sherry.
    Sherry notes make this bottle different from other Laprhoaig.
    Sweet abd fruit notes combines so well with peat notes.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Dark chocolate
      Peat note comes first but slowly turns into sherry notes.
      Fallen leaves, woody and sweet.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mid-heavy body
      Salty, spicy, smoky
      Fruity and sweet note
      Peat note is lighter than 10YO and Quarter cask.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long finish
      Similar with other sherry cask whisky.
      Sweet dark chocolate note lasts long in mouth.

  2. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    In May 2013, Laphroaig gave its bottlings a new look: since then, the packaging and label have had a new, modern design. This is the new release from Triple Wood, an unaged specialty bottling matured in three different casks: ex-bourbon casks, European oak casks (ex-sherry) and quarter casks.

  3. Ams76 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately this dram was discontinued in 2019 'due to lack of stock'.

    One of my favorite laphroaigs though, sweet, smokey, iodium, but with a hint of fruits, just as a good laphroaig should be.

  4. DannyHill scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      woody, peat, brine, cellar, nutty
    • Taste
      85 85
      oak, rock salt, dried fruit, sherry, black tea, spicy heat, peat, not as medicinal as the 10yo
    • Finish
      84 84
      spicy, oaky

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 2ndSip scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    on the nose: wow - there is a variety of flavors and a certain complexity that I did not expect.
    Also varied in taste.
    If you like Islay peat smoke combined with a (slight) sherry influence, you've come to the right place.
    [90 - 86 = extremely tasty --- get a second bottle, don't look at the prize]
    • Nose
      89 89
      light, sweet peat smoke pours straight into the nose.
      Behind it the whisky opens with a sherry aroma of red (dry) fruits; Raisins, juicy plums, sweet dates.
      There is still some milk chocolate to be found.
      The fruit is accompanied by a fine spice of cinnamon, clove and a little nutmeg.
      Over time, the oak flavor comes with a "mossy" aroma, which gives the whisky even more complexity.
      With a little time, nut flavors appear (hazelnut) and the fruits become even wider:
      juicy peaches and red apples, hints of honey and banana - I didn't expect that.
    • Taste
      88 88
      strong, peppery start with light peat smoke. Then the sherry fruits are there very quickly and spread around the mouth.
      Red fruits and honey are always enveloped in smoke, nice.
      The spicy notes from the nose are there in the taste, but not as strong as expected. Nevertheless, a little spice settles on the tongue and stays there for a while.
      The second or third sip adds maritime notes such as salt (sea breeze) and very little seaweed.
    • Finish
      85 85
      the peat smoke remains for a long time. A certain fruitiness and sweetness are also there for a long time.
      The peat smoke turns into something ashy, which means that for me there are also aromas of tobacco and leather.

  7. Svjatogor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    n: light peat, smoke, fruits, floral, balanced, dates, sweet wood, spice
    t: balanced, fruits, peat, warming
    a: rewarding, fruit, peat, butter, creamy

  8. Quercus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. JR1204 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    The Laphroaig Triple Wood is a very decent whisky, especially when taking price/quality into account. The whisky offers a wide range of smells and flavours and gives a warm finish.
    • Nose
      Peaty, nutty, dried fruit and slightly maritime when poured into the glass. After some time, the whisky starts offering two new smells: sherry and spices.
    • Taste
      Subtle sherry taste which is really amazing, slightly maritime, lots of wood (fits the name of the whisky), lots of peat and smoke and a little bit of fruitcake. After some time, it also starts giving spicy flavours.
    • Finish
      Decent finish. However a bit short for an Islay whisky. Finish is slightly smokey, very warm and a bit dry. The dryness is a pro rather than a con since it keeps you attracted to the whisky and keeps you longing for the next zip.


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