Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #003
Stated Age
10 years old
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Mar 2011 3:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 323.57

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303 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  I had another dram during an "Laphroaig Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.

    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 90.  My notes state there must have been some sherry casks included in this batch, for sure...

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2012]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert "Islay" tasting at Bonn.

    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 90.  My notes state this is the best batch of Laphroaig cask strength so far - I bought several bottles.

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 10 yo OA Cask Strength 55.3% Batch 003
    Color: strong gold (dyed)
    Nose: Pure: Wow, the classic Laphroaig peat bomb, BUT clear fruit behind it, Sherryfassanteil (!?!), Slightly rosinig. Sea, much sea, salt, harbor, iodine, stormy sea. With a little water: wonderful, the sweetness increases massively, vanilla comes up, fruit still there, but not so superficial. Still very maritime. Smoke level is about the same. Fantastic nose !!
    Gschmack: Pure: it goes pure too! Hardly any sharpness! The expected strong "Peatstorm" but not too violent, very medical, how does iodine actually taste? Then rather dry, less fruit than the nose promises, but quite noticeable. With a bit of water: much sweeter, a little more fruit while still dominant peat. Now also much saltier. Very good, but the nose is a little better.
    Finish: long, light but pleasantly bitter, the peat sticks to the palate for a while.
    Comment: Wow, lives up to his reputation, so far the best young Laphroaig. I could swear there's Sherry in it. Little but noticeable. Very very horny fabric !! Water brings a lot of sweetness. Great PLV.

  4. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    A wonderful scotch. Lucky to have friends in faraway places to get me these as the 10yo cask strength are not available in Canada. What a shame. In the US these are only $70us, what a bargain. If you can still find any.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Rich sweet brininess, light smoke intermingled with light fruits and a little chocolaty. No alcohol. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very viscous, sweet barbecue smoke, caramel, vanilla, peatiness, iodine, tutti-fruity and light chocolate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Really nice and warm. Medium-long.

  5. nhuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    wow, started with the Cairdeas 2017 just to warm up and thought may be something bit more smoky.... so what do we have here? Batch 003 was the one in the front of the shelf... deep complex heavy smoke in the nose.... turns to sweet smoke and soooo long in the mouth, doesnt go away. hopefully there are a few more in my storage :)

    am doing a horizontal Laphroaig 10 CS tasting between 002, 003 and 005 and they are all so very good but quite different tastewise, would go for the 003 batch if I had to pick one, but complaining on a very high level, if you only have one of the other 2 - be happy and just enjoy it.

    just for the sake of scoring them

    batch 002 - 89p

    batch 003 - 90/91p

    batch 005 - 88p

  6. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I tried it and more capacious.
    The nose is dense, saturated, tobacco, peat, iodine and sea salt.
    Dried, wood, spices and a drop of olive oil
    Medium finish, dryish, spices and wood

  9. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Everything here is beautiful - youth, pressure, brightness, density, balance, this is a dozen brought to the limit of their capabilities.
    • Nose
      An open, moist, velvety mixture of peat, ash and mineral-marine notes, lemon zest, smoked fish, charred branches, bandages and medical motives, coal, puerh, dense creamy shades, olives, tobacco ash, machine oil, metal shavings.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, peat, lemon pepper, sweet smoky buttery shades, butterscotch, ash, mineral and salty motifs, bandages, coffee, tobacco.
    • Finish
      Spicy, invigorating, lemon-peat, sweet creamy notes and lemonade, sweet and sour, citrus shades, charcoal, charred branches, toffee, burnt sugar, ash, dark chocolate.


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