Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
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

€ 422,04

50 × in wishlist

532 × member ratings

1812 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 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. 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.

  5. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    6.5eu the 3cl!

  6. Vince scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. Dominik scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    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.
    • 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.

  10. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88


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