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Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
291
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 May 2013 5:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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31 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 2000 TWA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. Willibald scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Note 7. Jan. 2014 from Serge / Whiskyfun

    Laphroaig 12 yo 2000/2013 (51.7%, The Perfect
    Dram, refill sherry)

     

    Nose:
    it's a seawatery and camphory one, it seems. So camphor and eucalyptus (that
    would be Vicks', wouldn't it) and quite some menthol, with a mild smoke, then
    some liquorice and touches of tinned pineapples that remind me of the old 10 CS.
    Keeps developing for a long time, this baby shouldn't be rushed. With water:
    fab. Smoked passion fruits and mangos, enough said.

    Mouth (neat): lovely! Big
    peat smoke, sweets and jellybeans, all flavoured with tropical fruits, and then
    a huge saltiness again. There's this peat/tropical fruits combo that used to
    work so well in much older Laphroaigs. Hurray! With water: grapefruits and
    citrons are coming out, together with even more salt and a dry ashy side. Finish: long and sharp, chiselled, very ashy and smoky. And briny.

    Comments:
    extremely great, give it a little time and it'll remind you of the best 10 yo
    Cask Strength. Well done again Whisky Agency, really loved this one. SGP:557 - 91 points.

  2. Vince scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tried at the Writing Club Singapore. nice whisky bar.

  3. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Thermidor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A rather extreme experience. Like previous notes said, it is best to let this one stay open for two to three weeks before making up your mind about it, because after the wait period, trying it neat is a much more rewarding experience than from a fresh bottle. 

    Tasted with Laphroaig 16yo 1998 Signatory + TWE cask 700389 (91 pts.).
    • Nose
      Charcoal, burning logs, something herbal (thyme? rosemary?). Graphite pens, and some youthful oak (freshly sawed logs). The refill sherry adds sweetness and leatheriness. Strong impressions of salted liquorice. With water: Slighly more sherry now, and more young oak. 
    • Taste
      A strong but well rounded body: Full, with a fair amount of coal, some salt, and savoriness. I'm reminded of Uigeadail except for this woodsmoke that's not very Ardbeg. It's surprisingly perfect neat, except for the slight numbing effect of the ABV. With water: Brutal. A fair amount of ammonium chloride, salt and spicy oak. A spry, vicious and punchy youngster.
    • Finish
      Vinegar, woodsmoke soot, saltiness. Lasts long, with a slightly bitter end. With water it's heavier, fuller and more ashy. 

  5. GN? scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I am confused about these low scores this is an excellent cask. Granted when I first opened the bottle it was very generic. Two weeks later I can hardly believe this is the same whisky. I am ordering another bottle. 

    This whisky really just needs some time in the glass to one up.

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