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Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.83/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB160732
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0 031 SB1 2033 10 49
Barcode
5010019640260
Added on
19 Jun 2020 9:38 am by Harvey
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 34.10

10 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

255 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.83 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is the only 2020 bottle listed on here but I thought I would try this one after the utterly rubbish HP 12 year. I have tried the latest Laphroaig select which is also rubbish but not had the Laphy 10 for while. Good to see that there is still recognisable quality there but not as good as maybe 10 years ago where it had more body and depth of profile.
    This still wakes your taste buds up but could not drink a lot of it, certainly not a session dram for me but one to spend a bit of time with for sure.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    If you taste old laphroaigs this is a shame.
    I've heard someone call this firewater. And I think that's a great name for this laphroaig.
    • Nose
      N: medicinal, wet charcoal, plasters, saltiness, ash, hospital air, iodine. Wet rotting wood.
    • Taste
      P: macadamia nuts, salted cashew nuts, smoke, medicinal, hansplast,
    • Finish
      F: ash, iodine, shorter than you hope can such a whisky, bitter lemon, pepper

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I still like the taste of Laphroaig 10, and find the familiar iodine, woodsmoke, and medicinality, but the 40 % bottling strength doesn't work at all. It's surprisingly watery compared to just about any indie Laphroaig I've had in the last 5 years or so. I'm strongly of the mind that 40 % ABV is a relic from the times distillates tasted full and heavy even at that strength, but modern distillates, even from this distillery known for its heavy, phenolic output, just don't work at this ABV at all.

  4. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. KB201 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The famous 10 year old Laphroaig has an extremely smoky aroma with hints of seaweed and sea. It is one of the most intense Islay malts.
    • Nose
      Peaty, with hints of seaweed.
    • Taste
      Smoky, sweetish-peaty, salty.
    • Finish
      Long lasting and pronounced.

  6. Kilo1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    It seemed to me sweeter, more empty than a dozen of 2010-15. Less interesting option

  7. Макс scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Falang scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. TP_Wtr scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    There is not too much to say for me, the properties smoky, sweetish-medicinal-phenolic, salty but also sweet fit really very well in my opinion. Whether it is charcoal or campfire smoke is more dependent on your own reception. Unfortunately, I don't really find fruit, so I lack a bit of variety. Unfortunately, it also seems a little weak with its 40%, for me it just lacks a bit of depth. More percentages like the Talisker 10 or Ardbeg Ten might be helpful. Long finish.
    I like the 10 CS a lot better.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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