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Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

Overall rating
90.71/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB35897
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Stripe
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
350 ml
Label
Straight From The Wood
Added on
30 Sep 2012 2:30 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 94.50

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23 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.71 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I tried this 350ml green striped bottle (93-94 points) against the red stripe cask strength (91 points). While both are hugely phenolic and peaty, the green stripe is noticeably fatter and creamier. Whether or not that reflects better bourbon casks used, which usually imparts vanilla-like qualities to a whisky, or the use of different yeasts, or older juice (more than likely), the differences between this green stripe and the red one are very obvious.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sharp, crystalline sea salt. Nori seaweed. Rounded peat with of course some phenolic diesel components, but smoothed over with a thick layer of sweet, soft, wonderful vanilla. This is what I call BALANCE.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Big of course. Very potent, very high quality. Perfect ABV (how can 57.3% not be!). Thick and creamy mouthfeel, buttery even. I usually don't call a heavily peated whisky "smooth" but I would say it is an apt description here. Not exactly fruity, but there are lots of vanilla and other sweet components to round out any unevenness. It does not need water whatsoever, but at 57.3%, let's try with a few drops of water... swims like Mark Spitz with few gold medals around his neck. Brilliant.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Super long. Faultless, for real.

  2. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Rich, deep gold

    Nose: Powerfull, smoke and earthy aromas, seaweed

    Body: Full bodied

    Taste: Massive peat smoke, huge flavour, complex, seashore salt, fading sweetness at the finish

    Finish: Long and savoury

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