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Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
1406
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

€ 63,58

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1406 × member ratings

4323 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

100 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 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 slithers 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. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. megabreit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. praisethepasta scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. praisethepasta scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    price quality ratio tough to beat, if you love smoke. Gives you the things the more recent 10 yo has been lacking a bit. A solid and proud 86 points!
    • Nose
      something sweet nutty, immediately followed by salty tones, wet ash, firewood, smoke, and mineral peatiness
    • Taste
      smoke, more smoke, peat, mineral, sweet and salt (band aid), sweet and sour, some alcohol roughness and yes... smoke
    • Finish
      long, smoke and toffee, wet peat, something oily.

  10. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A little one-dimensional, but what he does he does more than neat. A nice strong Islay smoker, I like better than the standard 10, but is worlds behind the CS. The latter I would, if available, r always prefer for the corresponding surcharge.
    • Nose
      Immediately the laphroaigeypische, medical smoke, iodine, behind it vanilla and some oak
    • Taste
      Strongly smoky and sweet, the alcohol pushes forward, bright fruits and some caramel, but the smoke is consistently in the foreground
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, slightly spicy and sweet

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