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Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
54
Whiskybase ID
WB34517
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L12 0357B
Added on
13 Jul 2012 2:41 am

Average value

€ 45.22

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. mrgood scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Cherry bombs fired out of a cannon into the Atlantic ocean splashing salt water all over your face... Who knew ocean water could singe your nosehairs like that. Take a smoky swim and enjoy.  Good stuff... Though I prefer the Lapher 10yr ever so slightly.

  2. erogers scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very deep and complex for a younger whisky.  Doesn’t render the standard Laphroaig 10 Year Old obsolete, but clearly contends for the #1 spot in the lineup.  Nice to see it’s non-chill filtered and bottled at 48%.
    • Nose
      Salty, mineral, medicinal, iodine, strong peat smoke, coal fire, vanilla, fruit.
    • Taste
      Salt water and sweet spice at the beginning, develops into a strong, phenolic peat explosion with iodine, pepper, and perhaps smoked salmon(?).  The addition of a touch of water tones down the peat and brings out more vanilla, nutmeg, slight citrus fruit, and a hint of floral.
    • Finish
      Smoke surrounds a clear woodiness, and a peat/charcoal note with faint wisps of vanilla custard, ending in a dry, crisp finish.

  3. jodeenow scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Very characteristic.
    A very smoky / peaty nose.
    The taste of peat is there, with medicinal herbs and dried fruits.
    Final medium and focused on peat.

  4. jodeenow scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Max Power scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. DramWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Balance: ( 21/25)  Some parts are overly strong, but not bad.

    This was the last pour from the bottle, and oddly I enjoyed this pour more than I think any other pour from this bottle.  I guess it really just needs some time to interact with air to really bring the best out of it.
    • Nose
      ( 22/25) Hot Chocolate mix, spiked spiced apple cider, and the lingering smell of camp fire smoke on clothes the next day.
    • Taste
      ( 23/25) Deliciously oily, some vanilla and coconut, mixed in with hot chocolate mix, touch of drying smoke, but also a nice hint of grilled vegetables, and a touch of boiled cabbage.
    • Finish
      ( 22/25) Lingering spiced apple cider, oily smoked fish, with a touch of candy sweetness.

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