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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.48/100
votes
548
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Without Royal Warrant
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Single Islay Malt
Barcode
5010019641281
Added on
13 Jun 2007 3:54 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 385.12

51 × in wishlist

548 × member ratings

1812 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

67 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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"...

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. zuipen did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Top smokey

  6. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sweet apples red chief / delicacy, vanilla, Moroccan mint, woodwork in passing, fresh sweet muffin, ripe orange, pears, liquorice sweets
    Taste:
    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.
    Output:
    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.

  7. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    6.5eu the 3cl!

  8. Vince scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The classic Laphroaig in addition to the old 10/10CS -- what a very good dram to revisit after all these years. Would be great if Suntory could look hard and carefully at the Laphroaig brand once more and consider what made it great.... Unlikely though--given the utter decimation of age statement whiskies in Japan........

    Deep medicinal, peaty stuff, sweet liquorice wood, with also a lively almost zesty fruit element, seaweed and wet earth. Very well integrated and remarkably assertive at 43ABV.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Medication, cough syrup, herbal tincture, then iodine, fresh juniper and gorse. With the time saltier but also sweeter. Peat smoke, burnt juniper, very complex.
    • Taste
      Medium heavy and oily at the start. Very smoky and peaty, bitter chocolate, ashes, burnt juniper and smoke malt.
    • Finish
      Long, with sweet sea breeze and forest floor.

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