Laphroaig Lore

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
VEO, FF Bourbon, Quarter, Oloroso-Sherry
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
14 Jan 2020 12:44 pm by MaltMatters

Average value

€ 80.45

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81 × member ratings

363 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lore

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.22 points

  1. Gilles_V scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A relatively expensive SIN (without mention of age) but of perfect quality. It combines the maritime character of a coastal Highland whisky with the depth of an unsweetened sherry and the medical notes typical of Laphroiag.
    A real Lord this Lore.
    • Nose
      95 95
      At the opening: Salty, manzanilla and medicinal plants and peat (but not a heavy, one-dimensional peat).
      After about 10 minutes: sherry very well integrated and not dominant. Not very sweet, rather always salty. Prevailed genus.
      Beyond: tart candy then cereals.

      An absolutely enchanting and complex nose.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, salty, maritime, despite everything a certain sweetness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      "Clean", peaty (ash) a bit like an Ardbeg. Then a certain sweetness brought by notes of sherry, always in the Previllado style. Too bad, the final is not as long as I would have liked.

  2. dhMaki scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      To start with, the typical medicinal Laphroaig smoke, with a note of ash. The smoke dissipates quickly and sweet vanilla aromas follow. Creamy towards vanilla pudding. Light maritime and salt flavors followed later.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A rather cautious start. Smoky on the palate with
      a slight sweetness. This sweetness then turns into a spiciness and sharpness of a chili. The chilli heat stays on the palate for a long time. Light fruit accents in the background.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A dry medium length persistent finish with smoke and a little sweetness.

  3. Bene37 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: musty and smoky, bacon, autumn leaves and wet earth, maritime, some vanilla with brown sugar, green apples, iodine, a few dates

    Palate: full, maritime, bacon, smoke, iodine, earthy, medicinal, some vanilla with brown sugar, a few apples and dates

    Finish: medium-long, warm, smoky, iodine, greasy sweetness

    Rating: a beautiful Laphroaig: smoky, medicinal, maritime, bacon and a few dates. He knows how to entertain and would probably move up to even higher regions with 50% +. Such a simply good whisky.

    88/100 or 6/10

  4. Frank79 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A little bit expensive for a NAS but i dont regret buying it.
    This might be the most richly flavoured one form the core range of Laphroiag.

  5. John87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. MLE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. ms_th scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  9. Arrrrrdbeg scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Smoky peaty whisky but not just a simple peat taste.
    Maritime and slightly sweet.
    Oily in the mouth but not too intrusive.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Peat / smoke maritime and spicy
    • Taste
      90 90
      Peat, slightly sweet, maritime, slightly peppery, spicy ... very complex
    • Finish
      89 89
      Smoke, pepper and spice again a maritime note

  10. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    December 23, 2020

    The typical Laphroaig smoke in connection with fruity sweetness, strong, spicy-hot oak and exotic spices. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      A really great nose, first phenolic smoke and conifer resin, all mixed with sweet malt and juicy oranges. Soon you will also find leather and seaweed, later caramel, honey and raisins. Very harmonious, exciting and beautiful.
    • Taste
      Oily on the tongue. Mild at the beginning with a slight malt sweetness and oranges, but then a strong, peppery heat and oak flavor.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with pepper and ash, then a really long interplay of sweet, oriental spices and dark chocolate. Fantastic!


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