Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L0 031 SB1 2033 10 49
Added on
19 Jun 2020 9:38 am by Harvey

Average value

€ 34.30

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 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. 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.

  3. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ea teasse scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Get this whisky, like right now. As far as affordable peaty whiskies go, this is one to get. I personally thing Laga 16 is better, but that is more than double the price, so there's that.

    The Ardbeg 10 and the Wee Beastie (really ike this one) are also great introductory peaty whiskies, but considering this more than 10 euros cheaper here in Belgium, the choice is fairly easy.

  5. coldsun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Peaty smoke, salt, iodine, marine, prunes, old wood, honey and citric finish.

  6. jvanopstal scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A strong and high phenolic whisky. Probably the strongest Islay whisky I've ever tasted so far. Very nice
    • Nose
      Strong and peaty with a medicinal character and a bit of vanilla
    • Taste
      Full mouthfeel with medicinal peat and a bit of vanilla sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long with medicinal peat

  7. coldsun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Typical for Laphroaig peaty smoke, medicine, iodine, sea salt.

  8. MJ84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  9. BjornS scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    This one is smoky and easygoing, for every day use for peat lovers.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Clean ash smoke and little swetness
    • Taste
      83 83
      Quite simple but in a good way, coal.. lots of smoky coal from campfire, sweetness of pear, and some liquorise. Little weak and would do good with 48% like some others they have in core range
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium, strong clean smoke that lingers on longer than expected. Great dram!

  10. Caballa scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Notes of smoked peat. Aromas of spices and liquorice and a large dose of salt.
    • Taste
      Flavors of seaweed and vanilla. Intense oak. Spices, cardamom, pepper and chili.
    • Finish
      It is intense and dry in character with tarry notes and hints of iodine.


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