Laphroaig Four Oak

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon, QC, Virgin American, European Oa
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L1 281 SB1
Added on
18 sep 2022 10:04 pm by dgtalwow

Average value

€ 59.92

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6 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Four Oak

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.25 points.

  1. mihatozzz scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Uncomplicated entry-level Laphroaig, a nice, soft, easy-going everyday malt for Islay fans
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, medicinal notes, butter, damp earth, some green grass
    • Taste
      Grilled meat, slightly mineral, charcoal smoke, slight hint of sweetness
    • Finish
      Fairly short aftertaste, especially by Laphroaig standards, falls apart quickly, soot, iodine and yeast dough

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  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Wood and Ashes
    I tasted the Laphroaig Four Oak a few years ago and remember not being really devastated at the time. Now my buddy Pat puts a sample of a recent bottling in my hands, so I think it would be good to give it another try. The Four Oak of course refers to the four cask types that were used: ex-bourbon, American Virgin Oak, European oak and Quarter Casks.
    The typical aromatic peat is no match here for notes of chocolate, smoked ham and a lot of wood notes. I smell the oak especially. Roasted or toasted, I don't care, it's mostly oak. I wasn't exactly waiting for that.
    The body is very light, almost watery. Also, on the palate I get a lot of woody notes. Molded and somewhat caramelized, licorice and freshly sawn boards. Then there is something of raisins and chocolate, but also a few drops of olive oil and grapefruit juice. Ahses at the end.
    The finish is very short on ashes and wood.
    I'm still not devastated. Perhaps one of the least interesting Laffies I have been able to put on my lips. Still… thx, Pat!

  4. caskstreeenght did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    it is very musty like Monkey Shoulder without a all the honey sweetness an floral taste, but instead has a hint of peatiness


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