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Laphroaig 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.05/100
votes
84
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2010 11:41 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 752.00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 25-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.05 points

  1. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    This is a masterly whisky that, with its enormous layering and complexity, you can keep busy. This is not whisky to "drink away" on a weekday evening. But especially one that you really need to take the time for. The difference between the smell and the taste intrigues me enormously. The fact that this whisky has been peeled off the barrel strength gives an even more intensive drinking experience and certainly adds something to the complexity. By tasting the whisky and smelling at the same time you get an overwhelming impression of this masterly composition. Unfortunately, the price of this whisky is slightly out of my budget.
    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/recensie-258-laphroaig-25-year-cs-2009/
    • Nose
      A fresh, fruity, sweet, balanced and complex whisky with notes of malt, malt, muesli, mandarin, lemon peel, pineapple, almond, papaya, mango, caraway seed, plantan, raisins, plum, fig, green guava, passion fruit, fennel, liquorice , soft creamy smoke, anise, white wine, coffee, toffee, honey, soft subtle oak, rosewood, roasted pine nuts, sweet sherry, salty, chocolate, cinnamon, marmalade, wet wool and a subtle medicinal tone. The scent is initially very fruity and maltig and slowly develops into a heavier and more complex whisky. He needs a lot of time in the glass to achieve a good development.
    • Taste
      A powerful, intensive, full, spicy and complex whisky with notes of greasy smoke and earthy peat (more than the smell suggests). Earthy tones (from wet forest soil, peat, wet leaves & a hint to dried manure), honey, lemon, brine, grapes, plums (fresh and dried), raisin, baked apple, liquorice, licorice, cough syrup, anise, fennel, caraway seed , clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, leather, cereal, balsamic vinegar, oak, tannin, chili pepper, minerals (lime and flint), old rope (hemp), bitter cocoa, bitter orange marmalade, marmite and sleepers. The taste is quite different from the smell you suspect. The smell is soft and seductive and the taste is strong and intense. The layering of this whisky is very beautiful and always gives a new aroma experience.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, warm and slightly drying with notes of white pepper, honey, lemon, bitter grapefruit, chocolate, oak, tannin, smoke, peat and a hint of sleepers. After a few hours there is still a Laphroaig aroma, thunders!

  2. stollimaus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the video "Laphroaig Live 2010 - Jerez" distillery manager John Campbell mentions that the Laphroaig 25 years from 2009 is a mix of Bourbon, Oloroso and Fino sherry casks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgNI0MBQvKY

  3. Mr. D. scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. wbarchive_485944 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. markkerr02 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20107%20%C3%85rsm%C3%B6te%202011%20med%20%C3%96%20whisky.html Test 107: Annual meeting with Ö whisky 110129
    The whisky tested:
    Glass 1 Isle of Jura 16yo, 40%, OB 5 points
    Glass 2 Scapa 16yo, 40% 10 points
    Glass 3 Highland Park 18yo, 43%, OB 32 points
    Glass 4 Arran 11yo / 1998, 57.7%, bottled for SMAD members 75 points
    Glass 5 Ledaig 15yo / 1972, 43%, Full Proof Europe B 148 points
    Glass 6 Laphroaig 25yo, 51%, OB 162 points
    Glass 7 Talisker 30yo / bottled 2008 129 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Laphroaig 25yo, 51%
    Scent: I may sherry, fruits, berries, some smoke, light jodton, soul of laphroaig
    Taste: Smoked, salted, iodine, fruits, berries, complexes, candy, sherry
    Aftertaste: Sherry, oak, smoke, candy
    Score: 93 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Laphroaig 25yo, 51%
    Color: Light amber
    Scent: Large fragrance with high dryness
    Taste: Full, smoky, turmeric, sweet taste
    Aftertaste: Long with sweetness, smoke and some raisins
    Score: 94

  6. granella2003 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blissful aromas of sweet sherry open and are quickly followed by the characteristic Islay peat flavor
    • Taste
      After the initial taste explosion come tones of soft, ripe fruit up to the salty flavors complement.Notes of peat and delicious baked apple and tantalizing hints of nuts
    • Finish
      Long duration and warming.

  7. granella2003 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The cream of the crop, Laphroaig 25 Year is a Whisky of the highest level and intended for true connoisseurs and whisky connoisseurs. Blissful aromas of sweet sherry open and are quickly followed by the karaktertistieke Islay peat flavor. After the initial taste explosion come tones of soft, ripe fruit up to the salty flavors complement.
    A rich, round and full of character mouthfilling delicious, Laphroaig 25 Year is a very soft and subdued Whisky with delicate notes of peat and delicious baked apple and tantalizing hints of nuts. The aftertaste is formidable, long duration and warming in nature with the typical Islay signature.
    http://www.drankgigant.nl/sterke-drank/whisky/laphroaig-25-year.html

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