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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.34/100
votes
521
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
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

Average value

€ 376,41

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

64 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.34 points

  1. 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"...

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  10. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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