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Overall rating
85.68/100
votes
178
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter, Oloroso Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010019636775
Added on
10 Aug 2011 10:00 am
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.62

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178 × member ratings

507 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Triple Wood

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.68 points

  1. Albaron scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Everything is in it what I like. Beautiful phenolic smoke, a hint of sherry, maltiness. Great thing, a nice standard. If he were still age now, he would be perfect.
    • Nose
      Some alcohol, phenolic smoke, fresh, toffee, some raisins, slightly salty, a touch dried fruit
    • Taste
      Alcohol is well integrated, beautiful aromatic smoke, slightly medicated, malty, raisins, some coffee, caramel, a touch of licorice
    • Finish
      the smoke and the beautiful maltiness remain long

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    For me, this Triple Wood is the most elegant and softest Laphroaig in the standard range. Soft, sweet peat and fruity elements harmonize perfectly with the voluptuous peat notes and the subtle smoke aroma. The Triple Wood is one of my absolute favorites and this tasty malt can be pretty dangerous ;-)
    • Nose
      Mineral and phenolic peat flows out of the Nosingglas, a very subtle smoky note is added. A touch of sweetness, hints of orange aromas and a hint of vanilla now dominate the nose. The nose looks relatively soft and sweet for a Laphroaig, wooden wooden elements are subtly in the background. Slowly the nose becomes alcohol-rich and discreetly sprittig, but the peat exudes a soft and fruity aroma. A musty leather note stands out from the aromatic peat, the subtle smoky note returns.
    • Taste
      Strong peat immediately mixes with cold ashes at the first sip, the glow goes out and burned wood exudes campfire romance. Fruity and sweet peat follows the glowing embers, subtle sharpness is created by a pinch of pepper which spreads powerfully on the tongue. Spicy wood elements are followed by mineral notes, a little salt and earth come into their own. Fine peat exudes an intense aroma and lets the taste pass slowly into the finish.
    • Finish
      Sweet, yet spicy peat licks the tongue, a fine and cold smoke aroma fills the entire mouth area. Sweetness and fruit alternated with peat and slightly tart wood elements, creamy and warming the finish exudes this wonderful and soft peat aroma.

  3. Igor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Many-sided, gentle and elegant, those are my epithets for this particular Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      Might seem somewhat flat and discreet from the first few sniffs. As if something manufactured - not natural, has been trapped in the smell, near plastic, lacquer paint, solvent, nail polish? But then I get a touch of candyfloss, uzvar, prunes, custard/creaminess along with peat phenols, of course, TCP, camphor, medicinal notes of plasters, peroxide?, gauze bandage.

      Later on, vanilla-infused fruit come to life, melon, dried pears, (dried) apple compote.
    • Taste
      Sweet malt(-iness), almonds, hints of milk chocolate, prune, liquorice, hot cocoa, soft peat/creamy peat, smoked cheese (Gouda?), next to a bitter orange, candied ginger and burnt wood.

      It's tasty, yes, savoury; but again, initially tastes rather simple, I'd say, dull, in a way. It is clean and thinner than I like my trusty Laphroaig to be, so, obviously, lacking structure there, I thought. And wrongly so. The depth is all right, really, although body's not that heavy, it feels like medium bodied sooner.
    • Finish
      Smidgeon of sour cream. Peanuts dipped into sour cream, followed by confectionery sweetness, then getting dryer, woodier. Tannic-dry at the end, a touch of turpentine?, linseed, thyme, white tea, cumin.

  4. Guntis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. domani scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask with Oloroso sherry barrel finish. Smoke is not so much in the foreground; but unfortunately there are hardly sherry tones to find - 28.12.2014
    • Nose
      Medical smoke, disinfectant, mint, leather, grassy, ​​decayed wood, bicycle chain, oil, polish, pepper, cotton candy
    • Taste
      Dry, medically, as if you were chewing on straw that is getting more and more bitter, candy, bitterness
    • Finish
      Lang

  6. hettrum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    So this is not the classic taste of Laphroaig. Despite the fact that the first two stages of ripening are the same as in the Laphroaig Quarter Cask variant, first of all in classic barrels from American white oak to bourbon and then Quarter Cask in small barrels. The third, final stage of ripening takes place in carefully selected oak barrels from Oloroso Sherry. From laphroaig 10 Yo, Quarter Cask i Select quite different.

    It looks smoother and more balanced. There is greater eagerness and woodiness. The peat is weaker. The conclusion is surprisingly long and it is accompanied by the shimmering sherry shadow.

    Even though he misses that gorgeously hint of disinfection that has 10 Yo.

  8. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I really like this one. 
    • Nose
      Nuts, wood, smoke, medicinal, peat and fruit. Really complex.
    • Taste
      Taste is oily, sweet and full of peat but not classical 10 Yo peat but smoother and and less salty and there is also more wood and a soil.
    • Finish
      There is some coffee i think. And a lot of beautifully smooth peat and a little bit of salt and flickering shadows of sherry.

  9. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. ThS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    More floral and coastal than the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, and a little less complex probably (although I have tasted a sample), but not bad anyway.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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