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

€ 77.56

31 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

326 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lore

8 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 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      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
      What a powerful and intense start. Strong and smoky in the mouth. In addition, it is spicy with a spiciness of chilli and a slight sweetness. Light fruit accents in the background. Getting increasingly drier with the second sip. The chilli heat stays on the palate for a long time
    • Finish
      A dry and intense long-lasting finish with smoke and a little sweetness.

  3. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. MLE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ms_th scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  6. 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

  7. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    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!

  8. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I find it quite good though I think I would not be willing to pay the price. Perhaps I would choose the triple cask instead ( have not checked the current price though)
    • Nose
      86 86
      very medicinal, very laphroaig, very smoky with a sweet and slightly sweaty background. Reminds me of the quarter cask with a little more depth and a little sherry influence. Ahhh, now I rememeber: triple cask or how was the name of the finished quarter cask?
      An easy whisky so far. Not bad , nothing special though. A tad round maybe.
    • Taste
      87 87
      smoky and sweet with quite some vanilla. Very easy to sip. Sweet apples. A pinch of salt. I don´t get the sherry notes that it should have but on the other hand it doesn´t need any sherry.
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium, still sweet, very easy.


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