Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon Barrels + Charred American White Oak
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Dec 2010 8:50 pm

Average value

€ 82,45

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

103 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.30 points

  1. Thorstii scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    WhiskyBase#004:LAPHROAIG_QUARTERCASK[March, 2020]-86/100-

    Laphroaig, “the most richly flavored off all Scotch whiskies”. The moment you open the bottle, you can smell the unique Laphroaig scent. The nose is full of phenolic notes and much peat. Not as much as the Laphroaig 10, but still. After the time, you get some sweet notes. On the tounge, it starts very smooth. You have vanilla and a touch honey. Then you get the pressure of the peat. The alcohol with its 48% and oak are noticeable. My tounge is cribbeling. The finish is long and the peat and the oak stay till the end. I also get a nice dark chocolate at the end. Here you get a very nice package for the price.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    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. whiscratch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  4. thomas_ottzen scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • 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.

  5. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. megabreit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Punktar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Since the Master Distiller has done a great job!
    • Nose
      85 85
      If you are used to the Laphroaig 10, it has surprisingly little phenolic smoke. But he's already there, including the maritime. Some alcohol in the nose, but at 48% - how should it be otherwise. As promised clearly oak that pleases!
    • Taste
      90 90
      First alcohol, but is quickly gone. Strong! Spicy! Oak, a hint of citrus, a much softer smoke than expected - and not nearly as phenolic as usual. But in the background sweet and everything together wonderfully coordinated. That's really well done!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Pretty long and pleasant. Spicy and more maritime than smoky. Thumbs up!

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A typical representative of the young peaty Ayla in general and Lafrouge in particular - phenolic, not too complicated, spicy, compared with the 10-year-old is more simple and rude.
    • Nose
      Typical for the distillery are marine and medical tones with smoke and peat - cooled coals of fire, dry peat, charcoal briquettes, ash, fresh bandages, odors dressing, iodine, smoked meat, leather goods.
    • Taste
      Ash-coal, peat, pepper, gradually rolling down the sweet wave, a little cream and dried fruits in the background;
    • Finish
      Dry, peat, coal, light oak bitterness, pepper, resin, long.

  10. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wonderfully phenolic, lush peat smoke, then salt, floral aromas of flower soaps, juniper and laurel. Beautiful sea flavors follow as well as medicinal elements, such as cough syrup, iodine, gauze bandages or plaster. Will then always ashier; Coal dust, burnt lilac and slightly vanilla oak.
    • Taste
      Soft and full in the body. Then delicious notes of peat smoke, salt, herbal tinctures, juniper and various flower soaps.
    • Finish
      Long, medicated, peaty and salty. Later ashier.


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