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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.84/100
votes
250
Whiskybase ID
WB14994
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #002
Bottled
01.2010
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oak Barrels
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L10 027 12:12 3ML
Barcode
5010019637048
Added on
01 Apr 2010 11:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 458.45

65 × in wishlist

250 × member ratings

693 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points

  1. nhuber did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I am doing a horizontal Laphroaig 10 CS tasting between 002, 003 and 005 and they are all so very good but quite different tastewise, would go for the 003 batch if I had to pick one, but complaining on a very high level, if you only have one of the other 2 - be happy and just enjoy it.

    just for the sake of scoring them
    batch 002 - 89p
    batch 003 - 90/91p
    batch 005 - 88p

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    At 10 CS you know what you get: Full pipe peat smoke and a nice fruit note. This batch still has this beautiful damp forest floor in the nose. Never boring or arbitrary. Always a great, great single malt.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke - natural - and, surprisingly, musty damp forest soil. Only slightly phenolic, but a nice touch of red apples. Salty and slightly peppery. Loamy. The damp forest floor is preserved for a long time.
    • Taste
      A torrent of peat smoke spills onto your tongue, candied fruits tumble over too. Despite the cask strength rather velvety and soft, nice full and oily. Good balance between smoke and fruit.
    • Finish
      Long, soft and warm finish with smoldering campfire and baked apples.

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I try the second batch together with the first and fourth. The same melon, but much more smoke and varnish, while the taste seemed to me more interesting than the first one.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoked, rich smoke, as if you went into a room inside which a fire is burning down. Varnish, melon, even lettuce, yellow pear. Smoked dried fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is very smoky, burning, varnished, sweet.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Fruity, smoky, sweet, fiery.

  4. Kilo1 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Smoke, earthy peat, a fire extinguished by stone fruit, dates, with a slight hint of vanilla.
    Taste: Sweetish, fumes of smoke, fried almonds, with notes of medical iodine and algae, dried fruits. The taste is very dense.
    Aftertaste: Very long and sweet with lots of peat and soot, very rich and pleasantly balanced. Nothing in this whisky sticks out at one stage, everything harmonizes perfectly.
    General conclusion: Yes, I am not indifferent to Laphroaig, and after trying this release I realized that I fell in love with him even more! This is the best I've tried whisky at the moment. Very nice to drink

  5. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. thomasflsts scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/feis-ile-2018-laphroaig/

    N: Clearly more 'modern’ than the original batch, being a more mineral, herbal & sherry-ish nose with sweet dry fruity shoe polish and sweet putty. Becomes pretty decent when given the time.
    T: The abv strength hits as does the smoke. Soon the medicinal< malty fruits begin to sing. Develops fresh & natural, becoming fruity & malty medicinal with water. And then the barley sings,.. turning more milky.
    F: Stays peat fresh.
    C: Better than batch #001 by a whisker. A very good day indeed.

  9. VollePulle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Zoltavar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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