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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating 450 votes 87.48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Single Islay Malt
Barcode
5010019641281
Added on
13 Jun 2007 3:00 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Tastingtags

60 Notes

Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
22 Nov 2017 9:56 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Instantly medicinal and oily. Seaweed and gasoline with a touch of smoke... I'm thinking of an industrial port and machines with big diesel engines. Not exactly a flattering imagery, I know. Luckily sweet caramel comes along and saves the day.

Taste

Mild peat, gentle and sweet. Perhaps a little tame. Still medicinal though and a bit rubbery. I also find hints of grapefruit, but I remain unimpressed.

Finish

Long. Medicinal notes with salt and fresh herbs.

Comments

Disappointing on the palate, although nose and finish were certainly okay. In terms of balance, it was too heavy on the medicinal side for my taste. Average. With that in mind, I find the 15yo pricey on the aftermarket now that it has been discontinued.

My Collection
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
22 Jul 2017 3:43 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[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"...

There is no accounting for taste...
AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
09 May 2017 12:06 am
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
82
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 1:00 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[October, 2015]  I had this dram during an "Laphroaig Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.

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 it 85.  I took no detailed notes as I knew it before.

There is no accounting for taste...
Dhugal MacArdry
Expert Senior Dhugal MacArdry Review note
01 May 2017 7:07 pm
Dhugal MacArdry gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
82
My Collection
whisky-malt
Member Senior whisky-malt Review note
03 Feb 2017 4:21 pm
whisky-malt gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
88
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
86
Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
05 Jan 2017 7:08 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Cool smoke, medicinal, vanilla, salt, pepper, some citrus notes.

Taste

Sweet smoke, salt, pepper, sulphur, TCP, medicinal.

Finish

Long. Vanilla, some herbs, liquorice, TCP, pepper.

Comments
This 15y old version is way more in the TCP medicinal direction than expected. Great stuff.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
03 Jan 2017 11:06 am
Achany gave this whisky 86 points

I found this one almost gentle - compared to other Laphroaigs I tasted recently. the peat, seaweed, smoke, all there but not so intense. the sweetness Comes through realy nicley. fine finish.

Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
86
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
85
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
23 Dec 2016 6:01 pm
Andytka3 gave this whisky 88 points

Nose:- Nose heated, muddy and wet grass on a field, morning dew. Nature charm. Sea spray, seaweed and mineral note at the back. Remarkable.

Palate:- Green apple crispness, sweet vanilla and refine ash smokiness. Velvet and soft on palate with good body.

Finish:- Medium-long length, lingering. Shades of spiciness remains. Softer nature, but still a tongue numbing stuff.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
85
gerardsmike
Expert Senior gerardsmike Review note
06 Nov 2016 8:09 pm
gerardsmike gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.1
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
88
Price
84
Presentation
85

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