Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 May 2008 9:04 pm

Average value

€ 527,87

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104 × member ratings

250 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 25-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig disappoint in atypical aroma in the mouth, which is to be a Phroig? Definitely too tame with its 40 v%, and too expensive for the quality.

  2. vredensever scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The fragrance is weak, with sourness: sour dough, boiled grain (porridge), malt, flowers and herbs, some fruit (rather, compote), a tree (fresh, juicy), a little peat and minerality, notes of salt and fish. Soft and pale, but still nice. The taste is soft, even nondescript: sweetish rice porridge, sour bread, malt, herbs, a little spice, wood, smoke ... Well, very diluted! The aftertaste is rather weak: a tree (slightly astringent with bitterness), peat, ash, a hint of spices and fruit. Conclusion . Well seasoned, solid, soft and balanced whisky ... Could be! If not a senseless and ruthless fortress 40%! For what?!. Rating 86 (n22t22f21b21).

  3. corbuso scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Might have been a very good whisky if it had been bottled at a higher strength. It tastes like peated water.

  4. penumbra scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The first edition is also the only Laphroaig 25 that has water, and also has the lowest wb score, showing a completely different side from modern Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      Gentle peat, long-distance fennel, half-opened dough, black pepper, barbecue sauce, stover sugar, dehydrated Rosaceae fruit, cloves, new wood board.
      Very gentle peat with a slight acidity and obvious floral fragrance.
    • Taste
      Punch with a smoke gun, peat little sweet water.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, standard Laphroaig peat, apples are sweet.

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balanced, adult whisky, peat and smoke are smoothed out by time and barrel and organically woven into the overall picture on an equal footing with other derivatives, the aroma was probably the best one, but taste / finish is sorely lacking in strength, at least add up to 48% there would be a completely different conversation.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, light peat, ash, marine shades, coals of an extinct fire, growing leaves, dried fruits - raisins, dried apricots; sulfur-mineral notes, fruits, candied citrus fruits, leather goods, tobacco, coffee, age is clearly palpable, with all restraint the aroma is deep and filled with half tones.
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, woody-mineral with light peat and mineral-ash tones, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt crackers, tobacco.
    • Finish
      Soft, warming, oily, oak, some peat, charred branches, lemon peel, leather goods, tobacco, metallic acidity.

  6. markkerr02 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Test 077: Islay Special - 080223
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Lagavulin 21Y, 56.5%, OB; 1799: - 121 points Glass 2 Bunnahabhain 31Y, 46%, Berry Brothers & Rudd; 1036: - 14 points Glass 3 Bruichladdich 34Y / 1972 Legacy 6, 41%, OB; 2513: - 4 points Glass 4 Laphroaig 18Y / 1988, 49.3%, OB; 999: - 101 points Glass 5 Laphroaig 25Y, 40%, OB; 2000: - 14 points Glass 6 Ardbeg Lord of the Isles bottled 2004, 46%, OB; 1590: - 88 points Glass 7 Ardbeg 1973/2003, 40%, Gordon & MacPhail; 1302: - 29 points Glass 8 Caol Ila 23Y / 1984 Madeira Finish, 50.7%, Creative Whisky; 1269: - 57 points Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Laphroaig 25Y, 40%, OB; 2000: - Color: Gold-colored Scent: Moderate, faint smoke, slightly dried fruit, vanilla Taste: Seltaton, dried fruit with some smokiness Aftertaste: Medium - long with moderate smokiness, fattones Score: 86 Comment: Replaces 30Y as standard boxing. Unfortunately, it is not close to the 30-year-old quality. Tam to be a Laphroaig. http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2077%20Islay%20Special.html

  7. Playdie scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      100 100

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Peaty, creamy ice-cream, floral, aniseed & cowpat peat
    T: Oily popadom water?! - pepper and spices, floury, sugary and woody. Its so watery and it’s bottled at 40%, WHY?
    F: Saline, vinegary coleslaw
    C: Its very good but it lacks that special sparkle to reach top marks. Maybe it huge vattings bottled at 40% that do it. Notice the difference in WB ratings between this 40% 25yo and cask strength expressions. The jury rests m’ Lord.

    Scores a B

  9. cavalier66 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Soft nose for a `froig - minor bandages and antiseptic only. 

    Hints of passion fruit on the palate, some farmyard notes, and really only moderate peat.  A little salt. Caramel.

    Easy drinking, gentle (for a `froig) but but lacks complexity. Good that they upped the abv on later versions - needs it.

  10. Master Quill scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well, after the nose I expected a lot, but again, reduced to death, such a shame. Still 85 though... The newer expressions are more Cask Strength, and clearly better. Yahoo!


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