Laphroaig QA Cask

Overall rating
81.49/100
votes
408
Whiskybase ID
WB41398
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Bottled
2013
Casktype
ex-Bourbon & un-charred American oak barrels
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010019637406
Added on
12 apr 2013 9:01 am
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.78

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig QA Cask

71 users have left 76 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.49 points.

  1. Easty79 scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Tasty simple drop, as you would expect from a Laphroaig

  2. eselsim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    my first Laphroaig. a very sentimental dram. burnt leaves and hot smokey vanilla custard with lime juice

  3. ailean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla, smoke, some iodine,
    • Taste
      Medicinal smoke, light fruit, sweet, vanilla
    • Finish
      Spicy oak, some nuts, cold smoke, always sweet

  5. Макс scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig QA Cask 40%. Consumed Oct 2019. Yellow colour. Aroma is initially buttery. Then moving to a slightly mushroomy cardboard faint smoke. Taste is softly woody medicinal - a touch thin and watery - papery, very little smoke, quite thin with a touch of cardboard. Watery up front but building to a decent flavour. A very underpowered Laphroaig. Sort of a shadow of what Laph should be. It's ok but underpowered. 3.4/81

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    I’m not sure how much this differs from Laphroaig Select. ‘QA’ refers to the oak type (Quercus Alba), not the cask size, and there was I thinking I’d bought a litre of Laphroaig Quarter Cask for £42. Drats! No doubt I was a little worse for wear at the time, as I usually was after touring with the Yasmin Levy band.

    N: Savoury vanilla=wafer-sweet, waxy-ish savoury, fruity-ish smoked/ashy > vegetal > slightly TCP-ed salty brine water with onion pastry/French onion soup, corn starch,…Greggs [Quorn] sausage rolls, Paxo,… That’s more than enough on the descriptors-front, you get the picture. In short, we’ve a fairly decent array of whisky all-sorts, on the nose at least.

    T: Appears ‘fine’ for no more than a second before fading to a watery smoked-mashy > wash-like nothingness. A few years in [the bottle remaining firmly on the shelf for virtually all of that time], and the arrival appears more like a yeasty fizzy beer.

    F: Almost nothing, save for saline barley and [no-heat] radish remnants, concluding like fermented wash.

    C: All of us remember our first Laphroaig. For many of us, it would have been the 10yo [in a pub perhaps]. I wonder how receptive I’d have been to Laphroaig if this one was my first? Better in its second year of opening and then a total flop in the third, what a sad case when you consider the standard 10yo is [and was] only a few pounds more. I ended up blending this away and haven’t bought a Laphroaig since, though if an Original CS Red Stripe comes up [WLP92], that would be a different matter.

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/bottle-polishing-spring-2021-part-1-4/

  9. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    As for me, it does not differ much from the base ten.
    There are slight differences in aroma and taste, but not to say that they make it worse ..

  11. thebonewolf scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It’s not as punchy or smoky as I typically go for, but I found it smoky but light so it would be perfectly suitable for when you do want a smoky whisky, but don’t want what often comes with that. Think day at the beach or in a flask wandering an amusement park in the summer or at a baseball game on a warm day.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Light smoke, a bit of the sea, vaguest sense of fruit.
    • Taste
      91 91
      That fruit comes in at the start, some smoke comes up, becomes a sweet meat.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Must akin to vanilla extract into bigger smoke which takes on a saline quality that gets back to that musty note. Medium.

  12. KOQ24 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    Sort of a milder Version for People who find the "Laphroaig Quarter Cask" too strong.

    Pretty nice and balanced though it won't win any Awards.
    • Nose
      70 70
      peat smoke,brine,maritime,black pepper,light sweetness
    • Taste
      75 75
      sweet arrival
      -vanilla,peat smoke,spicy,black pepper,butter,herbal,honey
    • Finish
      60 60
      soft, medium long, not too light

  13. Apprentice6004 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion this is the refined version of the Quarter Cask, taste is very similar.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Smoke, bay leaf, brown sugar, salt
    • Taste
      84 84
      Salt, phenol, licorice, peat, butterscotch
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium to long very pleasant finish, smoke & sweet

  14. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    17-10-2020
    • Nose
      79 79
      peat, vanilla, smoke, pine tree
    • Taste
      80 80
      peat, vanilla, smoke, resin, sweet
    • Finish
      80 80
      peat, vanilla, smoke, resin, sweet

  15. Caballa scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    It offers an irresistible flavor thanks to its double maturation in American oak barrels. Standard aging whisky in old bourbon casks is transferred to quarter casks and rests in the producer's warehouse, a stone's throw from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

  16. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  17. keba9591 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  18. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A nice drinkable Laphroaig with good value for money. 81/82.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Spicy oak, sweet peat, seaweed and algae, salted caramel and orange peel.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Slightly thin. Cocoa, forest fruits, smoke and spices, malt.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Not too long, smoky, spicy, slightly oaky.

  19. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great nose with peat, vanilla and gingerbread (Zomt, cloves, cardamom). Otherwise rather soft and tame, vanilla, peat and spices. But still very tasty.

  21. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Conclusion: Blindtasting, consistently weak Laphroaig. Laphroaig and I will definitely not be friends anymore
    • Nose
      Smoke, medicine, some light fruits, alcohol, old carton, relatively sharp in the nose
    • Taste
      Medicine & smoke stick to it, slightly spicy but too watery, weak overall impression
    • Finish
      Short, smoke and medicine, light oak barrel

  22. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 70 points Shoplink Moderator

    Worst Laphroaig Whisky I've ever drank. Absolute waste, moreover, at an outrageous price - more expensive than the Quarter Cask!

  23. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: peat typical of Laphroaig. Behind the fishing, exotic fruits. And always this saline side with the cereals afterwards. On the palate, it recalls the Quarter Cask, softer, more delicate, but with a more limited aromatic spectrum. Somewhat watery and a little lack of presence (for a Laphroaig at least) Final long, salty, but not intense in aromas. Enthusiasm 3/5

  24. HW74 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. vojt466 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla and strongly woody spicy Laphroaig average expression that does not catch the other products - the question of whether the substitution in the form of Four Oak changes something ..

  26. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2014]  I had this dram during a community tasting near Bonn.  I bought this bottle for 45 Euro in May, 2014.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 75.  My notes state an unpleasant, unbalanced and heavy woodiness on top of a rather immature spirit.

  27. janos63 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. PeterCr scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Not bad and no really off flavours but on nose and on taste a bit one dinensional and lacking depth. Also the finish is a bit short.

    Still enjoyable knowing it's limitations.

    Score = 80-81/100.
    • Nose
      Charcoal/campfire type od smoke with some maritime (salty) notes and some sweetness. Not overly complex.
    • Taste
      Again some of those campfire smokiness followed by some sweetness. Coastal/maritime salty notes are there as well. All in all quite one dimensional.
    • Finish
      Medium to short finish, especially for a peated style dram.

  29. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    nice version of Laphroaig, just softer than the 10 or the Quarter Cask. there is smoke, peat, sea weed, salt and some sweetness but you get so much more of it from other Laphroaigs for about the same money. so nice dram but nothing more
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  31. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  32. Thermidor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Very much in line with other travel retail stuff but that's the rub, they're all very boring.
    • Nose
      Pencil & vanilla flavoured icecream, smoked. A very easy nose probably more driven by the new wood than the spirit. Gym sock, probably an artifact of the usual laphroaig sweatiness combined with this too fresh and loud plank aroma.
    • Taste
      Light body, really. Laphroaig 10 is a bit watery already but this is easier by far. Not far from licking a pencil before trying Laphroaig 10. To be generous this direction is not an improvement from the age statement bottles. To be less generous they're wasting perfectly good spirit bottling it this style.
    • Finish
      There is a certain lasting smokiness but the aftertaste is very hollow and nothing much happens.

  33. Shane_IL scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    This is probably my least favorite Laphroaig. The nose was quite nice, not great, but enjoyable, and then you take a sip and it just crashes and burns. The palate is just flat and the finish is just non-existent. I’m not sure if it’s just the low ABV that kills this or the virgin oak, it seriously just fizzled out before I could taste too much.

    Tasted at a Malt Mongers Israel evening and reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/05/20/malt-mongers-israel-laphroaig-night/
    • Nose
      Ikea, pine, chipboard, lacquer. Leather. Vanilla. Sticky tar. Medicinal peat. Bit of a sweet farmy note.
    • Taste
      Thin. Medicinal Peat. Coal. Bitter wood.
    • Finish
      What finish?

  34. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For me, 10 Yo is a clear choice, but if you want a more woody and possibly fresher piece, try QA.
    • Nose
      Stronger hints of citruses than 10 Yo and mild acidity and classical sugar. There is no hint of honey. Perhaps I do not even have to mention the strong smell of peat smoke.
    • Taste
      The flavor is more woody, less sweet and slightly acidic. Alcohol is sharper. And there is vanilla, which is also mentioned on the bottle.
    • Finish
      In reverberation, Laphroaig is drier and slightly tougher with a distinct woodiness. Smoke and iodine are commonplace. Perhaps I would say it is as intense as the 10 Yo.

  35. Ralph Hiltrup scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I absolutely agree to the note from Tabrulavubeg. Excellent description of that "whisky" - it is really like Laphroiag-flavored water....

  36. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    To me this is not much more than peated, Laphroaig-flavoured water. No character, no power, no complexity, just plain, overdiluted "Scotch" - designed for maximum drinkability at minimum taste.

  37. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    If the standard 10 year is what you prefer before going to battle, this is what you would choose to go have an arguement with your least favourite neighbour.

    A little lighter, less intense, but still a very good whisky.

    I would put this at a just under 90 average score, with a weak finish as the only short coming.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    none of the medicinal taste and smell of the 10 year, but stil a distingtive Laphroaig
    • Nose
      peat, coal (or rather camp fire remnants), sea, salty, honney
    • Taste
      dry oak, mildly peppery, leather
    • Finish
      a bit short, dry, a hint of dark chocolate

  39. Peter87 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  40. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  41. nomad_soul scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Although I do not understand what the oleg has written before me, but agree with the 83 points. I like the QA very well.

  42. oleg.prystupa scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Smell: vanilla. vanilla. not very much (compared with the reference 10y) peat. peat is rather cold - an extinct log. with the addition of a drop of water appears citrus (lemon slices)
    Taste: a strong odor of odor in the part of the tofra. taste STRONGLY peat. the impression that he chewed an extinct log after the rain in the forest. not in a bad way, but such associations. peat Lafrouge, but some more mild, less medical. a lot, a lot, a lot of vanilla sweets. and citrus. and again sweetness. but the sweetness is pleasant, not sugar, but more complex. slightly coconut. and again citrus.
    Aftertaste: very much fire. a sweet, long aftertaste. Then - bitterness, but not annoying, well integrated.
    Conclusion: not very complicated whisky. not enough degree. at that pleasant. it is good to drink and in warm weather and in a cold, as you come after the rain. for me - too much sweetness. lacks sharpness, dryness, variety.
    Would prefer a quarter-helmet or 10. But as an experiment - it is possible. Blasphemous, but works great in mixes with beer)

  43. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  44. hefaists scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It probably speaks to my arrogance, but I must admit to taking a certain amount of perverse pleasure from the fact that this version of Laphroaig was pretty much everything I thought it would be - a neutered and somewhat spineless Islay with a big dollop of vanilla. The quality of the distillate prevents this from being a disaster; however, I really can't recommend this whisky to people who enjoy the heavier side of scotch. 

  45. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  46. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  47. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  48. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Like a light version of the 10-year old.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, seawater, salty, peppery, apples, heather, medicinal
    • Taste
      Some peat smoke, vanilla, honey, sweet, seawater
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky, salty

  49. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The QA makes a quite youthful impression on me with its slightly metallic note and the impression of fresh oak. A few percent more alcohol in the bottling would have done him quite well. Nevertheless: a fresh, delicious Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      Fruity smoke. Slightly medically. The fruit tends to be pear and apple. As soon as the nose gets used to the smoke, a little heather comes along. Fresh oak.
    • Taste
      The mouth immediately fills with slightly metallic tasting smoke. Light bitter substances. A little pepper. The taste of apple compote.
    • Finish
      Medium. The QA evaporates quickly, leaving behind smoke.

  51. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I rather choose Triple Wood or 10 Yo.
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweetness, medicinal, peat and hint of wood.
    • Taste
      Taste is oily, peaty but smoother than 10 Yo and and less salty and notes of oaks.
    • Finish
      I feel more wood than in other Laphroaigs and maybe a little bit bitter.

  52. hettrum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  53. Fight65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  54. Goethe scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The Quercus alba does its work and takes some charakter of the Laphroaig.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke (medicinal), sweet, lemon, green apples, herbals, heather, a touch of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Smoke, lemon, dark chocolate, a touch of hohey, white pepper (maybe the QA).
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Smoke and dark chocolate. Salt and pepper.

  55. p4blo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The regular 10YO is much more entertaining to me, the biggest advantage of this one is that the alcohol is nicely masked.
    • Nose
      Typical Laphroais smoky notes with a bit of citrus fruits following, quite flat.
    • Taste
      Delicate, not overwhelming smoke with some apples and lemons. Feels watered down.
    • Finish
      Short, with the smoky notes and a bit of wood.

  56. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The sweetness behind the smoke is great! However, I personally miss something besides the smoke and the sweetness
    • Nose
      medical smoke, but right behind it is a present sweetness, something fresh is also felt
      bright fruit, a green apple maybe
    • Taste
      cold smoke, a whole load full of it, sweet and again sweet, followed by oak
    • Finish
      In the finish, then let the oak sit up again

  57. Flanagan did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Disappointing... no balance, rough... well, to avoid

  58. vb_bembel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      79 79

  59. yoavg did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Ugh, such a dissapointing Laphroaig. But it was successful enough to bring other similar Laphroiag whiskies upon us. Full review: http://whiskygospel.com/2015/02/09/laphroaig-qa-cask-review-and-notes-a-precursor-and-a-field-test-whisky/

  60. Mannix65 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A few percent more alcohol would make him look good, the longer he stands in the glass, the more he loses his taste
    • Nose
      Smoke and phenol, gum, citrus, fresh mint, a dash of vanilla, wet straw
    • Taste
      Phenol, smoke, algae, sweet toffee
    • Finish
      Long, very mild and balance of smoke, wood and sweetness

  61. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      Caramel, citrus, peat, citrus, orange and vanilla sugar.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Peat, citrus, orange, pepper, vanilla, dark chocolate, gingerbread and amaretto.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Peat, caramel, orange, citrus and dark chocolate.

  62. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I tested directly against the classic Laphroaig 10y. Although it is a good whisky, I can not help thinking that this is because they have taken a strong base, excellent uncompromising and distinctive whiskys in the distillery, and after some experiments when they have shaken it, she has left "only" good whisky, and it's just because they did not manage to completely destroy and destroy everything. It was as if the rough lumberjack had put on the pink trend of a trick, poured half a pound of cool hair on his hair, and fashioned his free metrosexual hairstyle to make it more appealing. Underneath the trick is the unruly fool, but it's not him, it's just a cartoon of his own ... That's how I do not imagine progress. And why? Because fans of Laphroaigu love this strong, unshaven whisky and that's why whisky winners of the year like those like Laphroaig 10 yo CS batch 006 and the like. The Ostravaites would say this clearly: Lafrojg pičo !!!
    • Nose
      Take the classical Laphroaig, soften it, feel it, add artificial flavor of corn and sugar wool and have QA Cask. Fortunately, he still retains the classic attributes of his distillery, so it's still solid. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Oh, is that what it is? Why is the body so sparse? Oiledness retained QA but the body is quite diluted, pity. It is special that, despite the thinner body, the flavor is quite pronounced, ashish, dense. As with the scent, it is also true that the classic cognitive features of the brand are flashing here, so it's a good drink. (84 b)

  63. Dionysus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Not bad but not the kind of dram you expect from Laphroaig.

    As a huge fan of Laphroaig, this was the least one i've had so far.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  64. dave3 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  65. fradin11 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  66. Tomh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  67. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The certainly lightest Laphroaig, which has gained a lot of sweetness through its storage.
    • Nose
      Typical phenolic-medicinal Laphroaig smoke, but weaker than other Laphroaig whiskys. Traces of vanilla, wild honey and leather.
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily. Honey mixes with ginger and burnt gum. Over time, the smoke increases, but never wins the upper hand.
    • Finish
      Amazingly easy. Smoke and oak surround the palate, never intrusive. The aromas will last for a long time.

  68. cavalier66 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Worst Laphroaig i have had: a weak, watered down, flavourless, Laphy-lite. I dont really get much added from the QA casks either - vague vanilla but even that is weak and insipid. Stick with the 10 year old, a different cask finishing, or even better the fantastic 18 year old.  

  69. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A softer kind of Laphroaig. Less peat. More raisin, caramel. Still chill filtered and colored. Not my thing. The least of the Laphroaig's I've tasted so far.

  70. drkrylov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  71. Igor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Comparatively gentle smoke in relation to smokiness of Laphroaig. Fresh new oak, bland woody sweetness, light sweet peat, and some salinity - I thought more like metallic minerals (copper ore-like) rather than a briny coastal air.
    • Taste
      Palate-wise it seemed somewhat poor and vapid to me, so as if it had been diluted, watered down too much, ahem... Okay, it's sweet, I get some candy sweetness, bonbon sweets, maybe liquorice wheels too. And this is it I believe.
    • Finish
      Between medium and short length, earthy, smoky peat, cold-smoked fish (mackerel), iodine, dried shredded cuttlefish/dried squid meat plus sweetened juicy lemon pulp.

  72. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very peated, sweet, some light tones of citrus, but most of al pure liquorice!

  73. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  74. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Peaty wood syrup? It's not bad, it's easy to drink; but it is not very good either, and it is drunk without much emotion.
    • Nose
      This whisky is not without complexity. In any case, he does not feel "nothing" as some people have said ... Smoked ham, blood oranges, vanilla ice cream, sweet spices. But on all this, it is unfortunately the oak that dominates. The more the bottle is refreshed, the more a Chinese ink aroma grows.
    • Taste
      Amazingly full for 40%. Fat, sweet, almost syrupy. Easy to drink, that's for sure. Again, it is the oak that dominates. Then come licorice, Indian ink, antispetic.
    • Finish
      On the oak. The ashes come back in the mouth after a while.

  75. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a great sniffing nose
    an exciting mouth if you take your time
    Finish medium to long quite pleasant
    I still have it

    no: I'm just drinking a Laphroaig ...
    he wants some attention
    but he is not limp at all
    the 40% are surprisingly good over
    an always welcomed dram
    • Nose
      it is medical iodine with a flash back to the empty op
      but immediately returns to the sea with salt, silt and tar
      Harbor water, damp spicy wood, tea, orange
      Phenol becomes dominant
    • Taste
      Stingy phenol when starting, it will be soft and dry with dark chocolate, a bit berry
      > on the palate dry smoke and full spicy, with a subtle malt sweetness
      something like radish leaves on the palate
    • Finish
      medium long, warm with dry smoke, slightly bitter oak notes, dark cocoa, a hint of malty sweetness

  76. Roman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    really soft, not comparable to any other Laphroaig, but tastes well with a kind of spice and not much peat

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