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Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Overall rating
86.22/100
votes
1553
Whiskybase ID
WB20113
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels + Quarter Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L019457B
Barcode
5010019640161
Added on
24 Dec 2010 8:50 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 96.15

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

107 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.22 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Wonderful molt (87.5)
    • Nose
      Flavored medicine, iodine, strawberry jam, ash… deeper rosin, shoe polish (22)
    • Taste
      Sweet water, strawberries, ash, smoke and tablets (22)
    • Finish
      Finish, spicy, fruit, prunes, salt and ash, rubber (21,5)

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/bottle-polishing-an-islay-trio/

    N: The nose took a few weeks to open up, and open up it did with plenty here for a recipe/shopping list. Who’s for soft-tannin acorn-varnished ciabatta with slivers of smoked pizza ham & > horse meat and a fragrant toasted oily herbal dressing? Sweet brine over waxy dirt on the turn – oh yeah.

    T: Loving all the ripe & confectionary bananas. It’s not exactly oily like earlier bottlings have been, but there’s a moorishness here all the same. Dry and oily, how is that? Water adds a slicker and bitter-ish dry peaty mouthfeel. Doesn’t sustain too long.

    F: Those resins are well leashed but keen. We certainly gain much from those wee quarter casks without much detrimental payback.

    C: Hugely enjoyable NAS Islay at the right price. I’ve had this at 83 and 88 a few years before. In 2019 it scores 85 points

  3. NXI scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    The malt is quite different from the standard Laphroaig and the nose is not so primarily captivating, but in fact it is no less interesting in its own way, containing some rare notes. What gives it dominance, however, is the presence in the mouth and the fact that it is definitely the tastier of the two whiskies. Their first marketing experiment led to the emergence of their best readily available malt, but also paved the way for the countless questionable experiments that followed.

  4. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Jabarkas scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Very well priced. That fresh oak (quartercask) taste (sawdusty for me) might be a little off-putting to some though. It makes it kinda wild. But I liked it. 48 % of alcohol is also great news.
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke.
    • Taste
      Peat again. Caraway. Spices. Sawdust.
    • Finish
      Smoke, fresh oak bitterness.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. whiscratch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. thomas_ottzen scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Good.
    • Nose
      Hay, perfume, flowers and smoke
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet and mild for a laphroaig. I still get the flowers and perfume, but in a very nice way. Smoke comes sneaking in...
    • Finish
      Relatively short (medium-short) - here the smoke becomes dominant, but not overwhelming.

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. megabreit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoke, cold ashes, some oak
    • Taste
      strong smoky, vanilla, cabbage soup
    • Finish
      becoming drier, warming

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