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Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
1467
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels + Charred American White Oak
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010019640161
Added on
24 Dec 2010 8:50 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82.77

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1467 × member ratings

4474 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

105 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. 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

  2. Thorstii scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    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.

  3. Jabarkas scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Very well priced. That fresh oak (quartercask) taste 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.
    • Finish
      Smoke, fresh oak bitterness.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  5. whiscratch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  6. 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.

  7. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. megabreit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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!

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