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
it Italy
Added on
26 Jul 2011 1:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65431.00

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58 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1967 RWD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 96.49 points

  1. 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)

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. tuntime scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

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

  5. 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!

  6. cavalier66 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  7. uezls scored this whisky 99 points Member Junior

    Powerful and delicate.
    The change of time is also graceful. The best whisky with a very beautiful peat feeling of Laphroaig.

  8. 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.

  9. 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/

  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.


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