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Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.14/100
votes
1168
Whiskybase ID
WB36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Islay Single Malt
Barcode
5010019640260
Added on
22 Jun 2007 7:11 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 211.81

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1168 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

123 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 87pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose has an unique and contradictory profile with notes of first aid kit, creosote sleepers and peppery rubber.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is peaty and pungent with touches of black pepper, smoked meat, medicinal tools and cherry jam.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish fades smoothly with lingering spices, medicinal herbs and beautiful chemical smokiness.

  2. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Old car first aid kit with creosote sleepers, smoked meet, rubber, pepper and cherry jam.

    RATING: 87pts - [n22,t21,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I like the smell well, it fades in the mouth, but the finish increases again and is very long. Despite the low alcohol content of the whisky is strong. A solid bottling.
    • Nose
      sweet smoke, pear and lemon, the whisky behind the smoke is very mild and soft, a touch of anise, hardly oak, a little vanilla, plus a fresh herbal note, lemon balm, dill
    • Taste
      Noticeable start, light body, suddenly there is oak, which was missing in the nose, some lemon, the smoke comes late, but powerful
    • Finish
      Sweet smoke, milk chocolate, getting bitter, slightly bitter herbs, Wick Medinight, long

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The nose was a monster, but the palate was surprisingly smooth & sweet on palate. 45-50 PPM.

    In my pre-historical scoring method, it's a 9/10.
    • Nose
      Smoked wood. Salt. Peat. Medicinal.
    • Taste
      Dry seaweed. Sweet. Heavily peated.
    • Finish
      Mid finish. Oaky and malty.

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old (40%).

    May 2015 - Aroma - medicinal, burnt vanilla pod, twigs, smokey,earth, rhubarb, fabric plasters. Taste is smooth, a little tangy, soft medicinal, light smoke. Dirty. Very smooth, but a little thin maybe.

    March 2019 - Very Plasticky, medicinal, creosote and lots of wood preserver. Loads of wood sealant. Taste smooth easy loads of wood paint creosote fairly easy, oily and slightly underpowered, touch of banana, nice level of peat, little menthol, mint and wood ... I mean this stuff is good and incredible value and so drinkable. (3.5/84)

    A go-to whisky. I now see this as underpowered at 40%, although that is perhaps necessary to sell the Laphroaig character to a wide audience - it certainly took me a few goes to get to grips with it, even at the low 40% ABV. Not characterful enough for me to drink during my contemplative moments anymore, but I still often turn to this when I am in a pub or bar when socialising.

  7. dimitrios scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. NXI scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Far from its former glory, but remains a classic when it comes to modern whisky, which everyone can find and buy. A personification of Islay, which transports you to the island as soon as you smell it. And it could take you to a hospital as well. Just mentally, of course.

  9. Gweddry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    40 ABV :'(
    • Nose
      Smoked smoke, lemon, coals, soil, salt, iodine, after a while pears, tempera colors, DILUTED: smoked fish
    • Taste
      coals, strong smoke, fruit, surprisingly fresh, lighter, salty, traces of sweetness DILUTED: smoked fish
    • Finish
      carbons, slightly salty, long and changing, soil, cranberries, candy

  10. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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