Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

Overall rating
92.05/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB38563
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Stripe
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
Straight From The Wood / Misprint: "Johnson" instead of "Johnston"
Added on
04 dec 2012 5:27 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1640.59

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24 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.05 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2022] Last night we did another of these 3M-tastings (Mega-Monster-Marathon) in memoriam of good old Roland (R.I.P.) who introduced me into the wonderful world of single malt whisky: Six people, six hours and sixty drams (small measures only, because otherwise we would have ended up at the hospital).

    In such a setting it is neither possible nor does it make any sense to write detailed notes hence take my scores with a grain of salt. This was the menu after a "warm-up" with four private cask samples (not rated):

    01) Aberlour Glenlivet 1965, 8 years old, dumpy square bottle, pale colour, 50% WB5993 ~ 90 points
    02) Aberlour Glenlivet 8 years old, dumpy square bottle, dark colour, 50% WB158028 ~ 92 points
    03) Springbank 1973 Samaroli Ageing Monography, 15 years, 50% WB21389 ~ 93 points
    04) Caol Ila 1978 GM, casks 5347-351, 11553-564, 13 years, 63.7% WB29413 ~ 91 points
    05) Slim Cowell's Personal Selection II (Glen Garioch), 1972, 15 years, 60.0% WB45342 ~ 95 points
    06) Slim Cowell's Personal Selection III (Glen Garioch), 1973, 15 years, 60.5% WB146707 ~ 94 points
    07) Slim Cowell's Personal Selection IV (Glen Garioch), 1975, 15 years, 56.0% WB143920 ~ 93 points
    08) Glen Cawdor 1976 (Glen Garioch), Samaroli, 57.0% WB121474 ~ 92 points
    09) Inchgower1974 TWA private stock, 37 years, 60.6% WB28329 ~ 92 points
    10) Bowmore 1989 TWA private stock, 22 years, 43.9% WB28483 ~ 89 points
    11) Caol Ila 1984 TWA private stock, 27 years, 49.5% WB34021 ~ 92 points
    12) Caperdonich 1972 SV Sailing Ships, casks 7130-2, 16 years, 40% WB23773 ~ 91 points
    13) Irish Single Malt 1989 TWA for TWE, 27 years, 46.8% WB108763 ~ 91 points (unusual double distillation only at Bushmills)
    14) Tamnavulin 1966 TWA private stock, 44 years, 44.9% WB18650 ~ 91 points
    15) Aultmore 1974 TWA private stock, 37 years, 41.2% WB28676 ~ 92 points
    16) Clynelish 1972 TWA private stock, 38 years, 45.8% WB17240 ~ 95 points
    17) Glenfarclas 1969 SV dumpy, casks 52-54, 20 years, 58.2% WB12666 ~ 93 points
    18) Fragments Of Scotland Orkney 1977, Samaroli, bottled 1988 50% WB3972 ~ 92 points (Highland Park)
    19) Old Pulteney Pure Highland Malt, GM 8 years, 40% WB151788 ~ 90 points
    20) Laphroaig 10 years Cask Strength 1000ml, very first (test) batch for duty free only, 57.3% WB38563 ~ 95 points (very fruity, contains mid-70ies stuff most probably)
    21) Oban 13 years The Manager's Dram, bottled 1990, 62.0% WB9873 ~ 88 points
    22) Bruichladdich 1968 Stillman's Reserve, 25 years, 45% ~ 90 points
    23) Macallan 1965 OB, bottled 1983, 17 years, 43% WB11236 ~ 93 points
    24) Lagavulin 12 years, old green ink label, 43% WB13018 ~ 95 points (very dark colour due to high share of sherry casks)
    25) Lagavulin 12 years, old white label without glass horse, 43% WB56654 ~ 93 points
    26) Ben Nevis 15 years, OB bottled 1981 40% no WB id ~ 93 points
    27) Talisker 1953 GM, old CC label, 24 years, 43% WB16701 ~ 92 points
    28) Ardbeg 1974 GM, new map label, bottled 2003, 43% WB7855 ~ 93 points
    29) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1996, 40% WB6301 ~ 92 points
    30) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1994, 40% WB12156 ~ 93 points
    31) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1993, 40% WB17457 ~ 93 points
    32) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1991, 40% WB33242 ~ 94 points
    33) Springbank 15 years, brown ceramic book, 43% WB57174 ~ 93 points
    34) Bruichladdich 1965 GM, casks 5525,5530,5531, 25 years, 53.5% WB16888 ~ 90 points
    35) Bruichladdich 1966 Moon Reserva Veronelli, bottled 1983, 53.5% WB14053 ~ 92 points
    36) Ardbeg 1974 SSMC, cask #4377 19 years, 55.1% WB11798 ~ 94 points
    37) Aberfeldy 19 years The Manager's Dram, bottled 1991, 61.3% WB26 ~ 93 points
    38) Rosebank 15 years Unblended Single Malt, 75cl Zenith Italia, 50% WB3455 ~ 91 points
    39) Ardbeg 1967 DL, 32 years, 185 bottles, 47.5% WB5563 ~ 90 points (unusual green colour, strange taste)
    40) Brora 1971 DL OMC, 29 years, 258 bottles, 50% WB3925 ~ 96 points
    41) Longmorn 1969 GM Limburg Whisky Fair, cask #3724, 38 years, 54.6% WB3697 ~ 93 points
    42) Springbank 1965 Alte Tabakstube, cask MM 1980, 30 years, 53.8% WB12393 ~ 94 points
    43) Ardbeg 1973 Dun Eideann, cask #3933, 17 years, 55.4% WB17211 ~ 95 points
    44) Ardbeg 1972 Dun Eideann, cask #3444, 18 years, 58.9% WB22995 ~ 94 points
    45) Longmorn 1972 GM, cask #1078, 38 years, 53.9% WB22210 ~ 93 points
    46) Glen Garioch 1968 OB, cask #614, 29 years, 54.4% WB7312 ~ 94 points
    47) Springbank 1966 OB, cask #489, bottle 157, 31 years, 52.0% WB8801 ~ 96 points
    48) Talisker 1955 GM, cask #1315, 37 years, 50.4% WB23839 ~ 94 points
    49) Ben Nevis 1966, OB 75cl, 26 years, 59.0% WB6306 ~ 95 points
    50) Ben Nevis 1966, OB 75cl, 25 years, 59.0% WB28465 ~ 96 points
    51) Bowmore 1971 Sestante, 14 years, 57.7% WB53113 (but different label) ~ 95 points
    52) Bowmore 1966 DL, cask #3317, 40 years, 43.2% WB2192 ~ 97 points
    53) Avonside Pure Highland Malt 1938, 33 years, sherry wood, 43% WB157130 ~ 91 points (very interesting dill herbal flavours)
    54) Laphroaig 1966 SV dumpy, cask #559, bottled 1996, 48.6% WB8206 ~ 95 points
    55) Laphroaig 1967 SV dumpy, cask #2957, bottled 1994, 50.1% WB3139 ~ 95 points
    56) Ardbeg Over 10-years old, CA dumpy for SCOMA, 58.5% WB46394 ~ 94 points

    No more drams this evening! And please remember: Whisky was rather made for drinking than for herding...

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Wow ok I really thought the modern day Cask Strengths were good but this one is on a whole other level. What have I just tried?!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. checkpointrk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Straight from the wood - fruity - powerful - unique

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Note and rating for the first batch, creamy sweet peat with the tropical fruits typical of the pre 78 Laphroaig distillate, reminiscent of the late unblended with the added intensity of the cask Strength, amazing. Thanks Carsten.

  5. Nightgrap scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    What a Laphroaig.

  6. 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

  7. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 10 years CS Green Stripe, 57.3% alc. original bottling
    Region: Islay Scotland

    Nose: In the first impression very short alcoholic, but the nose quickly gets used to it. Here I miss something the fruit, it is smoky and very maritime: steep coast, kelp, Stockfisch and flotsam. Add a light vanilla and a touch of lemon. Palate: Violent and intense, strongly phenolic, the sea flavors come back. After that come herbal notes, including some mint. In addition, a beautiful sweetness unfolds again reminiscent of vanilla.

    Finish: Infinite and phenolic, some ashes and here again the stiff sea. Also with some pepper.

    Conclusion: really nice strong, great part!

    88/100 points (tasted 2015)
    I thank Whiskycuse for the rehearsal! Post: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-und-inseln/Laphroaig/Laphroaig-10yo-CS,-Green-Stripe,-57,3-OA/

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Color: light gold
    Nose: Fruity ripe plums, peat, slightly medicated, dry smoke, salt, oily.
    Taste: Fair-tempered onset, creamy exotic fruit sweets, peat and smoke with excellent integrated medicinal note, tart, but pleasant woody aromas, hot pepper, heavy malt; outstanding.
    Finish: Eternally long, wonderful maritime notes integrated in a great fruit sweets, seagrass, salt and smoke, malty peat, very medicinal; that's Laphroaig!
    Rating: Once you have drunk this malt, you have to have more of it; no doubt! 95 points
    Note: This class had the legendary Green Stripe but only at the beginning times (Batch 1 for Duty Free). This batch still contained old whiskys from the 70s. The same bottling around the year 2000 shows a distinctly bitter taste, whereby the great fruitiness was lost, so it comes to a devaluation of at least 3 points.

  9. Johan Van Samang scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    First batch of this CS green stripe for Duty Free is magnificent, other batches aren`t as good is this.

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