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Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
MoS 20020
Number of bottles
180
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
deinwhisky.de
Added on
12 Apr 2020 8:49 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 209.99

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 2004 MoS

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This laphi is incredibly gentle and mild, yet characterized by voluminous peat and lush fruits. My impression of yesterday (relatively mild and sweet, nevertheless with the typical laphi genes. Fine tingling on the tongue, peat and chocolate, vanilla and caramel, fruity with nuts, malty. Delicious!) Is confirmed today and there is nothing more to add !

    23/23/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Light amber rests in the glass, long and oily "legs" stick to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Tort and smoke rise mildly and gently, creamy apricots and sweet mirabelle plums play with each other while sour citrus fruits come to the fore. Grated grapefruit peels, a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon, juicy oranges wrapped in warm and creamy peat smoke are voluminous on the nose. Earthy peat comes into its own, the mineral tones change, sometimes mineral, into fruity peaty elements, vanilla and toffee combine with sweet milk chocolate and caramelized sugar to create a sticky, sweet nose, maritime salt, algae and hints of iodine emerge. The alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, the nose will not let go of me ...
    • Taste
      The first sip flows gently over the tongue. Yellow fruits, caramel and vanilla are poured over the tongue with warm, fruity peat, minimal smoke is warming through the palate, hazelnuts and grapefruit zest on the tongue, gently massaging subtle sharpness on the tongue. The second sip drips creamily from the tongue, water flows through peat and soil, gently lemons and grapefruit come into play, a pinch of white pepper rests on the tongue, brine dissolves from spicy wood, floral elements with algae and grass come slightly grassy Kelp to advantage. A few drops of iodine stick under the tongue, plump warmth pulls down the throat while oily and greasy ground hazelnuts melt in melted butter. With old mint and a creamy nut mixture, the taste and aftertaste become blurred.
    • Finish
      Hazelnuts float creamy in the saliva, butter flakes melt on the tongue, gentle peat and mild smoke rest on the palate. Hazel and walnuts, hints of toffee and caramel, milk chocolate and old vanilla stick to the tongue, the aftertaste is incredibly mild and creamy. The wonderful aromas linger on the palate for a medium length, creamy and greasy hazelnuts remain a perpetual feeling on the tongue and swim in the stimulated saliva under the tongue.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    First contact without Notes ...

    Relatively mild and sweet, yet with the typical laphi genes. Fine tingling on the tongue, peat and chocolate, vanilla and caramel, fruity with nuts, malty. Delicious!

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bourbon Cask and Laphroaig, the classic combination. This is by no means a bad whisky, but it seems to me to be a bit slow and "thin". Basically everything is there, but somehow it never leaves me feeling as if the whisky would never completely call up what it should or should be able to do.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Phenolic smoke, seaweed, salt - all there, only more reserved than you might expect from a Laphroaig of this age. Dried fruits, mild spices, dark chocolate. Violet pastilles, liquorice. Every now and then a souvlaki note pulls through (no, I don't live above a Greek restaurant).
    • Taste
      87 87
      Straight liquorice and now a lot of smoke. Warm tar, algae, hansaplast, salt, bitter herbs. Feels good on the tongue, wouldn't there be a certain “wateriness” that shimmers through every now and then. Cocoa powder, espresso beans.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Lives on the finish very much from the smoke and licorice. Honey and vanilla powder, dark chocolate, ultimately menthol. Frays something, looks little thick.

  4. voodoochile scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I am very confused.
    A nice Whisky in itself fruity, smoky and very drinkable. But then the fact that it is a Laphroaig comes to mind and i am missing most of the essential Laphroaig notes medicine, tar, iodine and so on and all of a sudden i think wow do i really want to drink a Laphroaig like this? In a blind tasting i wouldn't have picked it as Laphroaig. It's like Alex from a clockwork orange after the treatment... So yes a nice Whisky in itself but i hope Laphroaig won't go in this direction in the future. I'd probably buy it again if it wasn't a Laphroaig but as it is a Laphroaig and i don't want my Laphroaig to taste like any other Whisky i can't recommend it. Sounds confusing? Well this Whisky left me pretty perplexed...

  5. eBiker scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not utterly complex, but straightforward, yet elegant, fruity and not as peaty as you might have expected. Very nice, quaffable Laphroaig with immaculate bourbon cask maturation. Without the rough edges you get from NAS bottlings.

  10. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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