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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 3:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 206,08

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.55 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. 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

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

    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 and I bought several bottles.

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another very nice Laphroaig 10 CS version. This one is very fresh with some citrus notes.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, salt, mineral, grass, burned banana, citrus and some sweet oranges.
    • Taste
      Fresh and sweet. TCP, salt, machine oil, green apple, creamy, citrus.
    • Finish
      Long. Oak. Having a bonfire with some citrus fruits.

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The first Laphroagh i ever bought, what a beauty she was.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Bosi scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    A more restrained bottling than Batch # 002. Not worse, just different, like a Laphroaig on Valium
    • Nose
      Without water, the first impression of women's perfume reminds me. Followed by the typical Laphroaig flavors iodine, medical smoke, some oak and after adding water also a lot of vanilla and some apple.
    • Taste
      The taste starts with chilli and surprisingly little smoke. The Laphroaig is pleasantly tender for the alcohol strength. With water, the smoke is much stronger and salt and sweetness mix, as with salted toffee. Add to that citrus flavors.
    • Finish
      The finish is a mix of oranges, sweetness, salt and a little bit of spice. At the end of the smoke comes through.

  9. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic Malt!
    • Nose
      Mild-fruity smoke that lines the glass very pleasantly. The fruits are best sorted in the direction of melon or peach. The smoke is extremely pleasant, not pungent or biting, but very round and balanced, little phenolic. Despite the cask strength, the flavors are clearly distinguishable from each other.
    • Taste
      Smoky and peaty on arrival. Behind the "hard" aromas are notes of dried apricot, peaches and plums. Fresh sea salt, licorice notes. Leather and old tobacco, over oak-smoked ham. For a 10-year-old filling surprisingly clear oak impact.
    • Finish
      Long finish that leaves a taste of campfire on the tongue.


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