Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Without Royal Warrant
Stated Age
15 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Single Islay Malt
Added on
13 Jun 2007 3:54 am

Average value

€ 308.27

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697 × member ratings

2511 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.62 points

  1. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    from a sample (3cl) already very good (88 p.) but now even better from the freshly opened bottle.
    • Nose
      91 91
      fine smoky notes, sweet, grooved pineapple - deep nose
    • Taste
      90 90
      Great mix of tropical sweetness with fine smoke elements on the palate as well
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The characteristic Lafrouge, in comparison with the ten, is more calm and moderate, the youthfulness of youth is already coming to naught, but some new qualities and shades have not added up like in return (there is something creamy caramel in taste in homeopathic doses and the influence of oak is increasing ), but it's still good.
    • Nose
      Medical tones - bandages, ointments; salty-marine, iodine, peat, the smell of a long-burnt fire, a burnt-out wooden house already overgrown with grass and trees - on the whole very soft and muffled, but very powerful and deep.
    • Taste
      Oily, burnt wood, charcoal, notes of red pepper, sweetness, grapefruit crusts, caramel, cream.
    • Finish
      Bittersweet, muffled, charcoal, orange peel, tar, bitumen.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2009]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 42,50 Euro in April, 2009.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 85.  My notes simply state "I like the 10 year old better"...

  4. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Still available at the distillery shop for 67,50£ (July 2016)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. ep11ripee scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    15yo, 43%, bottled in 90s, 89 (22.5/22.5/22/22)

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A truly unusual Laphroaig, completely different from those tried so far, with kindness and sweetness at times unsettling but well integrated.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Just by pouring it into the glass, Laphroaig's fiercely peated and maritime soul invades the surrounding environment. Letting it breathe, the nose is softened, vanilla, dates, ripe pear and mango emerge, with the medicinal soul of the distillate put in the background, very muted. Unusual but pleasant.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate, the peat becomes more herbaceous and ashy, with the saline declaration that intensifies, bringing the aromas back into the waves of the ocean. Pinch of black pepper and ginger, with the sweetness always present but more tamed. Candied orange, licorice and wood in the background. The game of balance between peat and fruit stays on the edge, but it works.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish of used ashtray full of salt water with candied orange flakes and licorice.

  9. zuipen did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Top smokey

  10. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sweet apples red chief / delicacy, vanilla, Moroccan mint, woodwork in passing, fresh sweet muffin, ripe orange, pears, liquorice sweets
    Oily, sweet, burnt piece of wood, ash, lemon, raw tree.
    The finish:
    A long. Dry, ash, fresh tree, medicinal herbs, smoked barley, a little bit of menthol, licorice sweets.
    At first I generally decided that I had a linden bottle, because I poured something similar to duchesse into the glass. In the book, on the bottle itself, it is recommended to add a few drops of water, but I decided to give it a little time. And after 30 minutes, he opened up. I still added water for the experiment, but I didn’t hear any new aromas, but the ones that were there, the water nailed, stretching the alcohol to the surface.


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