Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak Finish
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Oak
48.0 % Vol.
750 ml
us United States
Added on
19 apr 2021 8:25 pm by JamieC

Average value

USD$ 90.00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. Henry Wolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    peat, roasted nuts, leather, rubber, wormwood, wool
    Soft, dense, sweetness and acidity in balance, peat, spices, dark chocolate.
    Very long, dense, bitter effect, in the aroma of bitter chocolate, bitter herbs, leather and peat. Finally, coal.
    Quite soft and rich, the aroma lags behind other indicators!

  2. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sherry, copper, cinnamon, malt, smoke, nuts, citrus peels, plastic and touch herbal and inky/iodine.

    This is a deep dark aroma that aligns a bit on the metallic side.

    Sherry, copper, cinnamon, graham, smoke, nuts, citrus peels, plastic and touch herbal and inky/iodine.

    They’re nearly identical in profile, but there’s a combination of notes on the palate that reminds me of Cinnamon Toast Crunch… I haven’t had that in 20+ years.

    Long -> Smoke, herbal spice, sherry, copper, dried fruit and saline.

  3. 88bamboo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This is great for people who love peated whiskies such as Lagavulins or Ardbegs, and perfect for those who already like the Laphroaig 10.

    The whisky has become remarkably smooth and slightly more complex after the sherry maturation. The rich and round flavours of dried fruits also strikes a good balance with the classic smokiness and iodine in a Laphroaig 10.

    An outstanding expression well worth a taste. With its richness in flavour, this compliments an equally rich, flavourful and savory dish. The smokiness and dried fruit sweetness of this Laphroaig was sublime with the savory, rich and spicy nyonya beef rendang and blue pea coconut rice.

    Link to Review: https://88bamboo.co/blogs/the-bamboo-post/laphroaig-10-year-old-sherry-oak-finish-48-0-ob-2020-limited-edition-one-of-4-450
    • Nose
      In the glass, an exquisite shimmery auburn colour.

      On the nose, initial notes of sweet honeyed and aromatic smokiness reminiscent of BBQ charsiew pork. As the aromas open up a little, fruits begin showing up: dominant notes of raisins, strawberry jam and cherry jam with some trailing notes of caramelised apples and pear.

      Once again, this does not prick your nose at all even if inhaled directly. The rich and heavy aromas of smoke and honeyed sweetness form a protective coat over the sharper notes.

      A minute of swirling in your Glencairn glass brings out more smoke and medicinal notes. Smoke increases in intensity and now has more oaky charred wood character with some notes of rosemary, some notes of soy sauce, some iodine and minor notes of seaweed. There is also a bit of leartheriness present in a new Mercedes-Benz. The smokey aroma is overall quite savoury, a cross between BBQ bacon and Brand’s Chicken Essence.

      The distinctive smokiness and medicinal notes that Laphroaig is known for are still here but less assertive. The sherry maturation has added quite a bit of richness and roundness, smoothened the rougher edges and removed the sharpness. Very well integrated sherry notes.
    • Taste
      On the palate, very sweet and rich in flavour with a velvety and viscous texture. As soon as this dram touches the tongue, it coats the palate and exerts a honeyed sweetness similar to beeswax. Dominant notes of mossy, salty and ashy smoke mixed with substantial dark Vietnamese coffee and chocolatey notes and some roasted sunflower seeds (瓜子). This is followed by a chewy layer of sweet dried fruits, with raisins, dried cranberries and strawberry jams.

      The whisky is defined by leading notes of smoke and dried fruits, but underneath there is some brightness of sweet orchard fruits, with caramelised apples, peaches and a very slight nail varnish note.

      With another sip, the nuanced oaky notes become discernible with vanilla, pencil shavings and pistachio.

      The sherry finish balances out the sharper and spicier notes, adds some complexity and viscosity and adds a pleasant note of dried fruits.
    • Finish
      The finish, is long and sweet with drying smoke, a lingering umami character in soy sauce and Brand’s Chicken Essence, and faint notes of cinnamon spice.

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Smell: wet wool, sea water, disinfected water, iodine, roasted salt, ebony, preserved fruit, licorice, vinegar 84/100
    Taste: bitter and salty sea water, a bit of cream, dog hair, honey juice, orange, slightly irritating, pepper and bacon, iodine 86/100
    Body: very oily, medium full body 86/100
    Final rhyme: long, pepper, reef, oak, seaweed 85/100
    Overall: 86/100, the peat is strong and not delicate, but it is not rough. The flavor dimension is okay, the flavor is fair and modern peat + sherry.


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