Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
27 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2008 12:41 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 6854.18

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152 × member ratings

104 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1981

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.81 points

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    If any winery advertises that our bottled wine is carefully blended with three different wooden barrels; the quality of our distilled wine can only be maximized by refilling the bourbon barrel with a large proportion; We have tried using Shirley barrels in history, but later found that bourbon barrels are better; don't doubt, the root cause is that bourbon barrels are cheaper, reducing the cost can make more cheap wine to cut the vast leek. Hey, sorry, I was a little bit excited when I was drinking Lagavulin 21. I thought it was the representative of medicinal wine. Now comparing it, I found that the former is more like sugared chaihu granules. It ’s hard currency.
    • Nose
      The pour alcohol smells fragrant, and the camphor pills are a bit refreshing. The blind tasting is not easy to guess the winery. I wonder if it is the peat peculiarity of the old laphroaig. It is also mixed with iodine, laver, western medicine pills and cold Of incense. Dry in the middle, similar to the limestone and chalk ash commonly found in Caol ila, but fortunately, the characteristics of sherry barrels are added, black coffee such as American coffee, naturally dried plums, and brandy extracted blackthorn. There is neither the intensity of the initial filling of the barrel, nor the lusciousness of refilling the barrel. At first glance, it is feminine, but it has the richness of tar, leather, rubber, and oil. In the end, the woody aroma is relatively dull, like old wooden boards that have been soaked in seawater for years, licorice, and crushed mint leaves with more phytoalkali. Whether it is Sherry or woody, it has the lingering taste of camphor and western medicine Tightly integrated.
    • Taste
      Hey? This full cocoa, a long tail with a bit of fruit acidity, and a slight fruity flavor floating on it, are you sure I'm not holding a glass of cold hand? The effect of high-year oak can be clearly felt, but rather than woody taste, it is better to remove the sweetness of Lagavulin's ginseng, plus a lot of licorice and over-carbonized coffee beans. The tannins and the large amount of wood brought by Oloroso barrels undoubtedly show a great damage to the oily feeling, but the rich tar, land and cocoa still give a fat feeling.

      Full and strong, general oily, low sweetness, trace tannin, astringent, bitter rhyme.
    • Finish
      Long time, 100% cocoa, coffee grounds, tar, ginseng tea, moderate western medicine, fruit astringency.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Smoked fondue, coffee, toast, leather, dark chocolate 99%. Ultra tannic, yes. Wood juice, no.

    Enthusiasm 5/5

    Whisky n ° 1874

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Great, dense, complex aroma, very deep and rich, a wide palette of derivatives, taste / finish, alas, in descending order, the palette is significantly impoverished, the composition is simplified, yes, for many releases this is an unattainable level, but in comparison with the aroma, they give up strongly, in development, very delicate and elegant smoky-peaty derivatives are manifested, giving this whisky an additional dimension, and most importantly, they greatly add flavor and finish, reducing the lag behind the aroma and this is great.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, some kind of compressed, old wood, solid wood furniture, herbarium, dried mushrooms, dried apples and pears, dusty, dry prunes, homemade marshmallow, leavened wort, almonds, cola, dark chocolate, fondant, boiled condensed milk, pipe tobacco, leather goods, light smoky peaty, smoky notes appear in the development.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, but after the aroma it seems mobile and light, oak, bark, prunes, light mineral-metallic shades, weak smoky peat shades, leather goods, tobacco, sour coffee.
    • Finish
      Light, refreshing, oak, even more pronounced smoky-peaty shades, prunes, tobacco, leather goods, sour homemade marshmallow, there is absolutely no sweets left.

  4. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose. The first thing that hits your nose is the smell of warm dried prunes and black raisins. This is what happens when you forget a bag of dried fruit in the summer in the car and then abruptly open it. Then comes the varnish, the boot shop, the Shoe glue and paint for shoes, the heated Shoe cream. Here rose fresh fruit sweet melon and my favorite Mature and soft mango. I poured it into two glasses, and now I added a few drops of water to one of them. The smell in the glass as if sat down. There was a smell of oak broom, which was prepared for the bath. Sweet medical cough medicine for children ("Solutan"). I returned to the glass in which I had not added water - it had not lost its original and beautiful qualities. Taste. Sweet, burning, enveloping the mouth. The oak of the barrel feels a little bit, which certainly can't be good. A little astringent, like you chewed a grape mustache, or a grape leaf. Sweet long aftertaste. Your cheeks are bound together from the inside, like you've eaten an unripe quince. The sweetness in the mouth is permanent.

  5. ded scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Magnificent and multi-faceted!

  6. pavel whiskytractor scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    Dark deep colour. Sherry, honey and chocolate nose with hints of smoke. Taste fully, heavily and rich of sherry. Really good stuff...

  7. ygtbsm94 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior


  8. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. peatandbarley scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    massively oversherried and unpleasant to drink - leaving a rubbery and petroleoum-like aftertaste in the mouth - a pricey collector's item


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