Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Imported by S. Samaroli
Italy Italy
Added on
26 jul 2011 1:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65431.00

144 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 1967 RWD

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 96.25 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Photo Moderator

    Extremely complex and unique - in particular the nose - usually I would not be reluctant to rate the maximum but if I could choose between this one and the Springbank 100proof Samaroli I would prefer the Springbank profile - anyhow, this is for sure brilliant!
    • Nose
      100 100
      First thing that comes into my mind is custard cream and egg liqueur, lot of toffee, wet tobacco, meaty, little beefstock, bacon, chocolate, marzipan, condensed milk, very shy smoke, woody hints, little spices, xmas spice, cloves, some dried fruits, plums, little demerara sugar, little nutty, whiffs of leather, almond oil - the complexity never ends - amazing!
    • Taste
      99 99
      Punchy, oily, creamy, little liquorice, subtle sweetness, little nutty, finest Havana cigar tobacco, more meaty notes, chocolate, coffee, bitter oranges, spices, herbs, dried fruits, sherry and woody notes, little peaty and smoky - fantastic!
    • Finish
      99 99
      Long, warm, spicy, little herbal, chocolaty, more tobacco, dried fruits, meaty - neverending - delicious!

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  3. Shogun8888 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    From WhiskyFun Serge Valentin :

    Laphroaig 15 yo 1967/1982 (57%, Duthie's for Samaroli, sherry)

    Colour: Mahogany. Nose: The most astonishing combination of medical tinctures, old hardwood shavings, myriad dark, stewed and tropical fruits and rich seam of wet earth, hessian, crushed walnuts, aged tar liqueur and pomegranate syrup. A totally and utterly spellbinding aroma at first nosing. Background aromas of still-warm coal hearths, aged stout and a saline inflected dunnage note with damp sack cloth and hessian. Quite bewilderingly complex, the kind of nose you can - and should - lose yourself in utterly for hours. With a little more time develops some more precise notes of green fruits, grapefruit and ripe blood orange. There really are just all kinds of aromas: myriad spices; dark chocolate; ancient balsamico - and of course I haven't even mentioned the peat yet.

    Pure, brilliant, earthy, fat, almost visceral peat. The earthy quality almost goes into aged Pinot Noir territory. It's a hard to fathom the complexity of this nose. Wrapped around everything is the most pristinely earthy, farmy and enveloping sherry. With Water: More tar, more salt, more roof pitch, more flints, more distillate character! The green fruits and the tropical fruits really go to war now in the most spectacular fashion. In the end the tropical side wins - deft notes of passionfruit, pineapple and guava all mingle together. Seashore, warm brown bread, iodine and various medical tinctures. Endless... Mouth: The most intense, jelly-like density of syrupy, perfectly balanced sherry, dynamic peat, coal, earth, farmyard and a litany of tropical fruit. Astonishing whisky! Utterly, utterly majestic. The sherry and the peat are perfectly integrated and you have this kind of poised, focused dryness about the whole thing. Engine oil and seaweed and tar and rope all mingle. Tropical fruits still rolling around between everything. The palate feels more distillate driven than the nose which felt more dominated by the cask. The overall effect though is a perfect union of the two which comes across as even greater than the sum of its parts. With water: Not sure how it's possible but the whisky has become bigger, fatter and broader. A total masterpiece. A canvas of broad strokes and infinitesimal detail in between. Kippery, smouldering beach wood, mineral aspects, some citrus emerges, more coal hearths, tea tree oil, peat oils, more tar, more hessian, more dark, unctuous sherry fruit. More of everything! Finish: A vast spectrum of oily peat extracts, ancient sherry, rancio, various fruits and pitch black coffee. The darkest chocolate, simmering phenols, a whole NHS of medicines. A nervous, lithe, shimmering dance of flavours on slow fade. Comments: some whiskies, for all sorts of reasons, are powerfully moving but perhaps not as spellbinding on a technical level, which can give you pause for thought when trying to sum them up in a tasting note with a score attached. This, however, is one of those hyper-rarities where the technical brilliance and emotional intensity are so perfectly synchronised that it leaves no space in your mind for doubt. You cannot come away from this with any impression other than that you just tasted one of the greatest whiskies ever committed to glass. There is a melancholy about this whisky given that it is increasingly unlikely the dwindling number of bottles that remain will be opened. Indeed, the prices these fetch now make them more the stuff of wealth signalling and not really about whisky enthusiasm or culture anymore. All I can say is, I am glad to have been able to taste it.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Chocolate, dark fruits, medicinal peat, orange peel, black pepper, cedar wood, tobacco, espresso, Demerara sugar, polish, oak perfect integration of sherry peat. The finish lasts forever and is extremely complex with dark fruits developing into some tropical notes entangled with more of these superb phenolic notes. Perfect whisky but bowmore bouquet remains my best whisky ever.

  5. MaltMinute scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    In over 14 years of tasting and collecting whisky, this remains the absolute best liquid I have ever imbibed. A full 8 hours was spent nosing and tasting a small sample throughout the day and evening. Tasting notes would be a disservice, it must be experienced. It's the pure essence of tropical fruity, peaty, smoky, meaty Laphroaig in a perfect marriage with rich, viscous sherry. It's only one point shy of a perfect score as I have yet to try the Port Ellen Queen's visitation and Bowmore '66 Bouquet and want to leave some wiggle room in case those can be tasted someday.

    This Laphroaig truly tastes like a master at the peak of their craft. Utter perfection.

  6. whiskycuse scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/laphroaig-19671982-duthies-for-samaroli-sherry-cask-57-vol/

  7. tuntime scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    Deeply lacking in imperfection. I had the wish for all whiskies to be "normally" this good.

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur


    Color: Old Gold - Amber
    Nose: Absolutely peaty citrus fruits and wild, dark berries with smoky phenols, shoe leather and excellent tobacco aromas. Syrup-like sherry and balsamico in creamy vanilla. The citrus and orange fruit flavors have a very invigorating nose. Old cedar wood, soaked in the finest, smoky tobacco flavors.
    Taste: What on earth is that ?! Explosive to the touch based on dried peat bales, sherry deluxe, fruity berries, cigars and the finest cedar wood. A honey-balsamic sweetness with malty flavors is added, as well as notes of shoe polish, mint, eucalyptus, hazelnuts and ingeniously bound wood (the wood runs parallel with the spicy sweetness).
    Finish: Ultralong ... Wood-malt-peat-smoke-tobacco-phenol-sherry-cocoa-wood-malt-peat-smoke-sherry ...
    Comment: And again - whisky is out of this world! On the same level as the Ardbeg Kingsbury.
    97 points (nose: 97 / taste: 98 / finish: 97)

  9. Rossi99 scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    My best Islayer ever!!!!
    What a fantastic whisky dream!! 
    you should try it if you have a chance!

  10. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    15 yo 1967/1982 (57%, Duthie’s
    for Samaroli, sherry)

    Colour: mahogany. Nose: even more
    of everything plus a fantabulously
    chocolaty and smoky sherry. I’m
    sorry, the rest will be censored by
    the anti-maltoporn brigade. Mouth:
    my god. Finish: my god. Comments:
    this is why we’re into whisky.
    We’re approaching perfection
    here. By the way, did you know the
    joke about this guy who wanted to
    cook a turkey with whisky and who............

    SGP:878 – 98 points.

    This is one of only four whiskies that
    score 98/100 from Serge Valentin on whiskyfun.com. Widely regarded as
    one of the greatest bottlings of the past forty years, this incredible
    whisky is now all but impossible to find.

  11. cavalier66 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An unbelievable 98 from Serge at WF. Can it really be that good? 


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