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Laphroaig 33-year-old

Overall rating
91.79/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB189723
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Ian Hunter Story - Book 3
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
4800
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Book 3 : Source Protector
Bottle code
L1 025 SB1
Barcode
5010019640413
Added on
11 Aug 2021 10:49 pm by Tony80
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1334.47

70 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

218 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 33-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.79 points

  1. Fudschafudscha did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    init price in Germany: 1111 Euros

    Funny how the blue and green shirts are firing high level ratings again while there is no open bottle in any collection here

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    a whisky that has been lying in the barrel for too long. There is hardly anything left of the smoke and the character of the distillery is overlaid by the dominant oak taste. It's a shame - I expected more complexity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweetness, vanilla, lots of bourbon cask; also oak (bitter substances) and wood
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oak totally dominates and superimposes everything else; woody, bitter substances, dry and tart; intense in taste, but little or no complex
    • Finish
      84 84
      long finish, bitter, woody

  4. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Glowing ash, moist gauze bandage on charcoal.
    After standing in the glass, the smoke evaporates except for a hint.
    The smoke gives way to various fruits: pineapple, lychee, passion fruit, pithaya. Vanilla and tonka bean.
    Wood notes are also noticeable, wood glaze.
    A sea breeze on the beach.
    A very complex nose that develops over time and has a lot to discover.

    Mouth:
    Creamy mouthfeel, vanilla and mango, but also a lot of oak. From memory it is more oak-heavy than Book 1 and less fruity.
    A slightly salty note joins the ash, like charred flambé salmon.

    Finish:
    Oak, vanilla and some fruit. The spicy and dry notes almost wrestle with the vanilla and sweet notes with a little bit of fruit.

    91/100

    Conclusion:
    For my taste, book 3 cannot keep up with the beautiful fruitiness of book 1. The oak is a bit too tart for me, the finish too dry. It's a beautiful whisky, but it also has its weaknesses, especially when compared to Book 1

  5. Whiskyisfordrinking did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice, bright golden color.
    N: fruity, sweet, smoked pineapple, light smoke, no alcohol to be felt, tropical fruits, fresh wood in the forest, but also a very soft, light note, almost creamy, a lot happens, really great nose!

    G: Smoke and peat, here it shows strength, typical Laphroaig aromas, somewhat dry, but warming and mouth-filling, powerful, light woodiness.

    A: soft smoke note, woody, white pepper, a bit bitter, but cozy fireplace smoke stays in the mouth.

    Overall great drop, but the nose is the best, simply outstanding!

  6. robse211 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. GermarThiele scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Typical Laphroaig and one of the best I've ever tasted ...

  8. kringo86 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Hmm, to be honest, "disappointed" me a bit, as the expectations after the outstanding book 1 and excellent book 2 were already extremely high. At first it is quite closed and peppery in the mouth, with water it becomes more mineral, fruity and sweeter. Super balanced, but somehow something is missing. Possibly also due to the price-performance ratio ... From a 2cl sample

  9. dominikbraun scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Light citrus fruits, phenols and smoke, maritime notes, wood - very elegant and balanced with a retro character.

      Over time, there will be more smoke, pepper, hazelnuts, seaweed and peach. The malt is becoming more and more delicate. Finally there are hints of old leather, books, jam and charcoal.

      Complex, balanced, dignified. I also note some parallels to the Ardbeg Lord of the Isles from the same vintage, with the Ardbeg being smokier in comparison.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Pepper, ginger, dry wood, wax, citrus fruits, smoke and charcoal, salty caramel, sea air.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Clear and comparatively intense smoke, again light citrus fruits and oak, various spices - wonderfully complex and very long.

  10. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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