Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
14 years old
Refill Butt
HL 13081
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Absolute Choice
Added on
13 Dec 2020 5:02 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 268.82

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4 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 2002 HL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. zzs0529 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This is a peat Lafferge strong enough to explode. When I filmed the video two days ago, I talked about this wine. Apart from complaining about the cork, it was too bad and fragile (I later found a bottle of Laforge OB stopper and it was perfect!), I just sighed about it. The peat style is indeed very obvious. If you are a heavy peat lover, try this one!
    THE OLD MALT CASK is a classic series under Hunter Laing. Before in Europe, we can often get good bottling, which is very cost-effective. I have also written some of their wine reviews such as OMC50°, and the quality is guaranteed. This 14-year-old Laforge distilled exclusively for Japan's The Absolute Choice series was bottled in 2002 and 2017. God knows what happened in the three years between the bottling in 17 years and the release in 20 years...Curious face...
    Hunter Liang's newly-built winery in Islay has not been to Adnahou. When the epidemic is over, he must make an appointment with the fat man to go around. They have a lot of wine in stock, and they have all kinds of vintages, styles, and wineries. The ancestors are rich~
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smell: strong iodine, smell of peat, haystacks, prunes, raisins, freshly waxed wooden furniture, campfires and some salty sea breeze;
    • Taste
      89 89
      Entrance: salty sea water, barbecue sauce, black tea and ripe tropical fruits, very strong hot feeling, grilled seafood;
    • Finish
      90 90
      Ending rhyme: The very dry end, chocolate, coffee beans, with obvious smoky smell, peaty feeling is very obvious, and the fragrance is very long.


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