Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
1588
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

€ 145.00

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

96 users have left 109 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.17 points.

  1. aw-home scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Phenolic peat smoke with maritime notes, citrus fruits, vanilla and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke with vanilla, oak aromas, citrus and maritime notes.
    • Finish
      Long with peat smoke, vanilla, citrus fruits, oak aromas, slight spiciness and maritime notes.

  2. PRV scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21/22/21/21

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  8. whiscratch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  9. 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.

  10. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  11. megabreit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  12. 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

  13. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. praisethepasta scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  18. praisethepasta scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  19. 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

  20. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2014]  I had another dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state "best bang for your bucks at the moment"...

  21. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2012]  I had this dram during a Lion's club tasting near Würzburg.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no detailed notes as I knew it before.

  22. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  23. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Nutty with pinch of salt. Constant heat of mashed ginger. Palate:- Less candy compare to 10YO, with a lot more heat, oak and
    roughness. Pungent over burnt orange caramel. Lightly salted mashed
    ginger water.

    Finish:- Oily and creamy coconut essence, burning cedar wood, cigar smokes and throat warming. Sticky.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. Waykid scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This has been a really agreeable expression to me. The medicinal, cough syrupy tones with iodine, heavy dark smoke and a thoroughgoing sweetness and a little more depth with the stronger wood-influence than in the OB 10 - and of course the heightened ABV seem work for me. I have never found quarter casks off-putting yet.

  25. vojt466 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent drink at a very good price :)
    • Nose
      Medicine, sea, peat, woody, light fruit, bouquet, spice
    • Taste
      Beautiful full woody sweetness combined with peat and medicine, distinctive gum, sea, spiciness - it's not such a crusher and as salty as Ardbeg 10, but it's great
    • Finish
      Sweet woody disinfection, pears, sweet gum, chocolate

  26. ahroeen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  27. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke. Banana, honey.
    • Taste
      Smoke. Caramel, some pepper, ashes.

  28. Pyromann scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Compared to a 10-year qualitative shift forward, mainly due to the sweetness and overall balance.
    • Nose
      Laphroaig 10y (medicine, peat) supplemented with an intensified dose of woodiness. The smell of sweet smells.
    • Taste
      What promises the scent is also in taste - disinfecting, iodine, smoke and smoked, but it is all balanced with sweetness and woody smell.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky, but also sweet.

  29. Jaydee scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  30. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  31. Ciro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  32. wrc1 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    a topper !!!!
    • Nose
      peat! In the end something sweet but can not type (dates?). After an hour clear the sherry influences in the nose
    • Taste
      A sweet taste in the beginning. Smokiness is present
    • Finish
      Very long finish that is slightly sweet

  33. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  34. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Not bad, suitable as daily dram
    • Nose
      Citrusy, lemony, peaty, smoky, phenolic
    • Taste
      Pretty sweet, big peat and smoke, citrus fruits, oaky, woody
    • Finish
      Medium smooth, a tad bitter

  35. r0back55 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  36. r0back55 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Gently scent of peat, oak, citrus, vanilla. The smell is more fresh than the Laphroaig 10, but also more severe, indicating a younger age.
    • Taste
      More peaty than nose, vanilla, malt.

  37. captain_k did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very simple to drink.  I would prefer the 10yo.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      85 85

  38. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  39. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    You can taste his young age. Well suited for Islay beginners on a budget.
    • Nose
      Brittle, coastal flavors, phenolic smoke, slightly grassy, ​​farm, coconut.
    • Taste
      Medical smoke, hot spices like chili. Overall well balanced, but not exactly complex.
    • Finish
      Short and smoky, quickly drying.

  40. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Full sparkling gold

    Nose: Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut, gorse and heather

    Body: Full bodied

    Taste: Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness

    Finish: Really long, drying appropriately with smoke and spice

  41. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Less medicinal than the 10, more vanilla and fruity elements all in all a great whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  42. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    typical strong smoke, smell and taste almost nothing else, maybe the oak, spices, long finish, taste lingers for a long time. Not for nothing it says on the bottle "the perfect marriage of peat and oak". Great malt, if you like smoky!

  43. Jonkers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    No whisky for a beginner and especially not for those who are not lovers of smoke. The smokiness is very prevalent in both nose, taste and finish.
    • Nose
      Pretty much (medicinal) peat smoke. Cinnamon, banana. Sweet and fresh and a touch of vanilla.
    • Taste
      First a lot of smoke and pepper. Then sweet with vanilla. Dry.
    • Finish
      The smokiness remains. Sweet and medium.

  44. sUnRuLeR scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  45. Bosi scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A really good Islay whisky. Great price / performance ratio. The finish in the Quarter Cask makes him a bit rounder than the ten-year-old. It must be a NAS.
    • Nose
      In addition to the strong peat impression and heather and rhubarb are noticeable.
    • Taste
      Again, the smoke outweighs traces of pepper, sherry sweets and mild medical impressions.
    • Finish
      A long finish marks this whisky.

  46. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Normally I like Laphroaig quite a lot but this one I just can't work with. Lots of upfront, almost cartoonish smoke and young wood in the style of a fresh sawn plank left out in the rain. Bitter cigarette ash in the aftertaste. Everything I find here is like a Laphroaig turned up to 11, going right over the top and into Spinal Tap territory. 

  47. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  48. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Well made, but not really my style. 
    • Nose
      A curious mix of industrial and coal smoke, rubber, rich peat, minerals, and saline. The faintest honey whisper emerges as well.
    • Taste
      A rich, mouth-coating whisky. Syrupy sweet arrival that transitions immediately to spice. As the spice fades, as it does rapidly, the phenols kick in. Iodine, peat, minerals, and thick industrial smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and smokey. Once imbibed, a cloud of smoke erupts in the mouth, accompanied by the lingering spice and the vestiges of iodine. The spice and smoke linger on.

  49. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  50. d1scostu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  51. Robert Parker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  52. Robert Parker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      smoke, phenol, both pleasant, spicy, fresh maritime notes
    • Taste
      fresh maritime notes, smoke, the tongue is very pleasant, fruit notes are not as usual. Oak
    • Finish
      Long - very long, smoky, oak. Occupy the throat

  53. jhut scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Attacks a little bit to be honest. I expected more
    • Nose
      smoke, wood. Lightly medicinal
    • Taste
      Salt, peat
    • Finish
      Wood, twigs, ash, peat. has something sweet in the end

  54. Ties scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  56. Rom scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose peat, vanilla, marzipan. Mouth tannic attack, more than the 10, peat, vanilla, star anise. Peat finish, black pepper and alcohol, very long which dries progressively on the tannins.

  57. autowatch092 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Intense and smoky, sea breeze with spray, a surprising hint of green apple
    Palate: Peat punch, but not as sweet as the 10yo, very spicy, even a bit herbal
    Finish: Very long and smoky
    Overall: This is a powerful dram. An uncompromising young Laphroaig enhanced with strong wood notes. A little water seems to make it even stronger. Nothing for the faint of heart, but a true delight for those who can take a punch.

    http://www.dramming.com/2009/08/14/laphroaig-quarter-cask/

  58. Vrisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  59. whiskyroma scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  60. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry ?, Sweet, juicy fruits, a little quartz, the campfire starts to burn slowly
    • Taste
      fruity, mild and sweet despite the power and the smoke ... very pleasant finish
    • Finish
      Fruit, oak and smoke

  61. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  62. vb_bembel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  63. irrerelevant scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    a lot of smoke, not as phenolic sweet as the 10's, heavy oak, burning, the alcohol is strong, a little bit rass, by the Quarter Casks a little more substance, but overall very unbalanced and put on

  64. Gloin scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Smoke with very strong bitter oak. The SM lacks any sweetness. Not my case.

  65. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      rich smoke, fresh, intense vanilla, becoming spicier
    • Taste
      directly strong smoke, spicy, again vanilla
    • Finish
      long-lasting dry smoke, campfire

  66. Guntis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  67. henge scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Very good treat that warms the entire body. The peaty taste lingers in your mouth the entire evening. If at all, I recommend only a very small drop of water in it. 
    • Nose
      Strong peat and smoke, salty. Behind the smoke, sweetness appears. A splash of water turns down the peat and brings out smoked cheese. Smells sweeter.
    • Taste
      Very spicy arrival, turns into peat, followed by various shades of smoke. Water takes away the intensity.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, the bitter oak comes through more and more.

  68. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I can
    see why so many people rave about this, but this is not really mine. It starts
    off very odd. Interesting, but also unusually revolting. When your nose got
    used to the peat level, the dram opens up a bit more, and you can experience
    some more complexity. Overall, the use of quarter casks certainly sped up the entire
    maturation. Laphroaig added tons of oakiness, while maintaining the bold
    smokiness, that only really comes out in young whiskies. Not a bad bottle,
    especially at that price.
    • Nose
      Powerfully
      medicinal. Biting, almost stinky! Smoldering menthol, tarry oak, and
      incinerated licorice. Interesting, but personally, not entirely pleasant. With
      some air it becomes mellower. More sweetness arrives, together with gentler
      smoky aromas.
    • Taste
      Crisp
      clean peat smoke. Malty, lemony, and hints of vanilla. Initially dry, then
      salivating. Juicy oakiness, followed by a hint of naphthalene.
    • Finish
      Long.
      Prickly, a little dry, citric oak tannins, but not bitter at all.

  69. tiobane scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  70. Marvin MacLight scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  71. Stenface scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  72. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Glowing ash, oak. Vanilla and ripe bananas stand out in the background and provide a sweet creaminess.
    • Taste
      Complex. Smoky and sweet. Rubber. Hot spices.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky. Drying with traces of vanilla and dark chocolate. Nutmeg.

  73. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  74. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peaty smoke, seaweed, iodine
    • Taste
      Full, strong, peat, smoke, herbs, vanilla
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, smooth

  75. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask Tasted 2014-04-21 @ Vaddern: Spicy, strong, sharp, very peaty, pleasant paprika and a long and dry finish
    77

  76. Taita scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Despite the outspoken basic smell of peat and iodine and the pepery taste a sweet around mouth feeling
    • Nose
      iodine, peat, wood, spicy, macaroons
    • Taste
      wood, peat and iodine, but also a soft, sweetish around mouth feel (glycerine) with some marzipan and caramel
    • Finish
      Peppery, spicy, wood, peat, later the candy

  77. mathijs881 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  78. Grid scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Well, this whisky is good and fine, that's sure. But I think it lacks a bit auf pronounciation. The components are a bit subtle, maybe too subtle. The bitter taste component dominates at a certain point. But overall, a good tasting experience stays, that is important. Who likes medicinical, salty taste without sweet fruits should try this one.

    Update: This one is a little jealous beast. If you have drunk something different before, like beer or a different liquor, this whisky reveals an extremly bitter taste like burnt rubber. Definitly not good.. But drunk alone, this one is fine and mild. I have never experienced something like this.
    • Nose
      Dry and peaty. Not very intense. Tiny malty sweetness, a bit medicinical.
    • Taste
      Dry malt, a bit of peat and salt. Typical singlemalt "basic" dry malt taste. A tiny bit sweet again and like hot pepper at the end.
    • Finish
      Reminding of the sea, dry, more peaty smoke, a little bit of chemical bitterness that develops, stays and turns into a peaty smoke-like taste again. 

  79. Tommalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  80. nathanyael scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  81. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  82. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I got this bottle open for 1 year  and this whisky is bonfire on the beach in autumn with friends, Seafood barbecue, good cigar, good company...oh boy this malt have a LOT to talk about I just didnt understand it at first.I always have a bottle of this in my cabinet..in case its cold..and I want to remind myself that the world isnt that bad after all :)

  83. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  84. Mob Barley scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Great Whisky! This is like a bonfire at the beach on a clear autumn evening. Great value for money.

  85. Fable scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  86. Cannonball scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  87. Doblist scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  88. Jaap Kooiman scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Pretty nice whisky for the price!
    Tasting it for the first time parallel with Kilchoman Machir Bay to compare. On the nose the Laphroaig is more complex especially with adding 5 drops water. 
    The Laphroaig is alot softer / les striking, more complex/rich, vanille, not so much smoke (thinking about a ashtray?), some citrus, earthy (like wet sand on the beach) 

    Adding 5 drops water opens more vanilla and citrus and anise tones. Let it rest for 10 minutes, there will open also some nutty flavers like almond. Very nice!

    Initial taste, warm, round, full, quite fruity, nutty, woody, 3 seconds later --> the smoke and the iodine start  to kicks in. when you swallow there`s really that peaty kick. Nice twist. 
    Most feeling and tingle in the back of my throat.

    finish: Leather and smoke then, some sweetness (barn sugar) on the tip of your tong. Half hour later, it`s like your have taken a sigarette. Just smoke / ash. The sweetness is rather short and become dry. The smoke finish is a little thin (one dimensional) so you just want the next sip very soon. 

    The finish is what makes the Kilchoman a nicer dram for me. Leaving you with more complex fruity flavours and body and not just smoke. Thinking it has something to do with that sherry finish that Laphroig hasn`t. 

    For 32 euro`s Laphroaig QC is a bargain with a nice twist in smelling/tasting notes from fruity --> peaty. It`s just that extra oemph in the body and finish what misses. 
     
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  89. Otje scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  90. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Was aged for five years before being finished in a quarter cask for seven months, the size of the cask is quite small, thus does not require such a long maturation. 

  91. zinaf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    it did not win me over. i guess it is not my type. I will stick to the 10yo.
    • Nose
      crushed aspirin; a bit harsh and strong on the nose. spices - cumin seeds; sweetness; 

      water - gentle smoke; time - cotton candy
    • Taste
      smoke; spicy; 

      water - adds sweetness; hint of turkish delight.
    • Finish
      medium - some grassy; earthy; touch of sweetness; 

  92. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: smoky, citrus, peat, smoked ham, briny, orange and some marshmallows
    T: spicy, oily, smoky, with water more malty and sweeter
    F: long finish with orange and (pure) chocolate, again nice smoked ham, with water more ashes
    good value for money whisky! strength of 48% is perfect with me

  93. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Intriguing and unusual Laphroaig. Very good
    • Nose
      Usual Laphroaig smoke-iodine-seasweed, but more complex trhan 10YO 
    • Taste
      Peated smoke, but not so intense what you expect. Smoke again, lightly salty, a bit of sweetness, spicy and barley. A multirange flavour combination. Dry
    • Finish
      Medium with peated smoke. Dry, lightly salty and sweet.

  94. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  95. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Expansive and complex.
    • Nose
      Rich heavy nose with a vague floral touch.
    • Taste
      Smooth for the strength. Creamy with an ashy dryness. Smoky.
    • Finish
      Toffeish with a spicy burst. Smoke lingers.

  96. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  97. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  98. addyhd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  99. Kel116 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Campfire in a bottle 
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  100. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    I have heard a lot of good press about the quarter cask and i must say i agree. Very high standard whisky.Hats off to Laphroaig for using this method of maturation. I bought this whisky in Keswick in the lake district and it was on special £25. An absolute bargin.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      85 85

  101. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A much more satisfying taste than the ten year old.
    • Nose
      The peat, smoke and wood are a marrige made in heaven. Very strong but a delight all the same.
    • Taste
      The taste is like a drag off a cuban cigar,full bodied and silky smooth as well.A big punch of peat first followed by a wholop of wood.
    • Finish
      A long dry liquorice root finish.

  102. Zazaz scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose of sea, oak and peat. Very strong taste, not for the faint of heart! Again, sea and campfire, slightly medical. Strong stuff, great but neither for everyone nor everyday.

  103. Dr4M scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    seems like the fruity notes get stronger when adding some water
    • Nose
      smoky, yet not as intense as the 10 y.o.
      some wood flavours and also fruity notes
    • Taste
      strong, peaty and medical, unmistakably a true lahproiag, this one needs some seconds to unfold notes of wood (complex, not so much the vanilla type) and a subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      warm, still smoky and with that medical (iodine) touch, but very well-rounded and quite long

  104. b0b scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

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

  105. Junior scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Place: Hulshout Water Supply
    • Nose

      mild to heavy peat, vanilla, some citrus
    • Taste

      great smoke, pine-wood, some farmy hints, some freshly baked bread
    • Finish

      long, smoky, great balance

  106. hansreitzema scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Tasted on September 10, 2011 at Erik | contributed by Erik
    • Nose
      Peat! Delicious boggy, soggy peat :-)
    • Taste
      Ha, turf! Sweet wee peat taste, burning mouthfeel, sweet core of light sweet fruit like mango, banana, melon
    • Finish
      Burns nicely, long, stays sweet until the last

  107. Feusi scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Strong medical notes in the nose. Incredibly intense flavors, peat, smoke and sea with an almost kitschy sweetness, but almost very good, like the "ancient" fillings.

  108. gunnie76 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Price quality unbeatable. Nice balanced sweedness and peat.

  109. I_SPEY scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Average Laphroaig(2010) 83 pts.
    • Nose
      Neat:
      The first thing I smell, is briny and then clear notes of wood, wet wood to be precise and something what looks like .... raisins and flour (a bit musty!)
      With water: 
      light smoky, especially the sea flavors, still dry and again the wood
    • Taste
      Neat:
      After a long time of tasting (thinking with whisky in your mouth) I come to candied fruits, a very dry taste, something bitterish, spicy
      and perhaps iodine?
      With water: wood, much wood, slightly smoky, again that very dry taste - rather complex - I can nearly chew this whisky!
    • Finish
      Neat: medium and very! dry.  
      With water: medium to short and dry - further on its okay.  

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