Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Stripe
Stated Age
10 years old
57.3 % Vol.
333 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Straight From The Wood
Added on
07 Apr 2008 8:25 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1366.27

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.94 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nutty, raw and powerful, huge peat, old tools, very salty, smoked fish.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Rich golden apple, sweet and sour, intense, umami, robust peat, dense smoke, mouthwatering, huge citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, robust smoke and peat, mouthwatering citrus fruits, roasted barley.

  2. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Laphroaig I've ever tasted. Extremely fruity and nicely peated. A complete different beast compared to the modern cask strength version.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tried this side by side with the 10 yo Red Stripe 55.7%... I got a feeling this contains older Laphroaigs than the Red Stripe... deeper. more concentrated, earthy nose and palate... some reviews mentioned this as slightly fruity, but seriously, I didn't detect much of the fruits, but it is a tour-de-force of a Laphroaig. It is currently winter, and I would love to be drinking this everyday!

  5. whiskycuse scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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  6. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The Green Stripe series is famous for being among the best. I must agree. This dram was superb.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, stewed fruits, burnt wood, seabreeze and whiffs of iodine. With aeration, tar, ginger, earthy notes.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, ashes, medicinal notes, brine and plenty of delicious combo lemon and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty, smoky, lemony, earthy.

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is what Laphroaig 10 is al about. Complex and so well-balanced.
    • Nose
      Inmense,but fragrant, with herbal notes; Yellow Chartreuse ,angelica, Suze-like gentian, savoury and anise before the kelp kicks in, alongside heavier oils and phenols . This brightness contrasts with the tarry background.
    • Taste
      Huge smoke from the instant it hits the lip. Coal tar builds. There's the nutty sweetness seen on the nose. It's this sweet element  that is accentuated with water. adding texture and balance.
    • Finish
      Oily and lengthy, with some bay leaf.

  8. Goethe scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    With water: More grass, minerals, sea salt and fruits.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, burned banana and papaya, sea salt, mineral, wet grass, medicinal, iron, very earthy, ginger.
    • Taste
      Ginger, TCP, machine oil, very earthy, sweet sea salt.
    • Finish
      Long. Peat, sweet bonfire and machine oil covered with earth.

  9. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Rich, deep gold

    Nose: Powerfull, smoke and earthy aromas, seaweed

    Body: Full bodied

    Taste: Massive peat smoke, huge flavour, complex, seashore salt, fading sweetness at the finish

    Finish: Long and savoury

  10. peatbogger scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    It's the good old Laphroaig as I first tasted it, only more of it, more peat, more tar, more sea, more iodine, more alcohol, more everything... I love it!

    Only thing not to like about this one is that my bottle is now empty.


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