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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.59/100
votes
217
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #005
Bottled
02.2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
25 May 2013 9:02 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 190,19

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217 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Conclusion in the barrel-strong peat experiment: an extremely fruity and peaty malt. By trend, I would type in a ball chalice. Barrely with about 55-58% and a Burgundy or wine finish, about 10 years old. In the end it could be an Islay ... Ok, I say 25% Islay. Probably a Highlander, but could also be an Islay.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Fruity notes mix with timid and subtle peat aroma. Intense orange and banana aroma dominate the nose immediately, slightly malty, then peaches are added. The alcohol is quite present and intense. The intense sweetness and fruit notes now dominate the nose. Here, the decision is a little harder for me. Although it flashes occasionally islaytypical peat, although I tend here rather to a Highlander.
    • Taste
      Extremely fruity, the first sip flows through the mouth, then the peat hits with full force. Somehow, this sample, despite the fierce Torfaromas yet creamy and soft. Tender notes of wood mix in the course of drinking with the intense berry fruit and the bulky peat. Smoke is currently hardly or very discreet. Somehow this sample tastes like Islay and somehow a smoky Highlander with an exotic wine finish.
    • Finish
      The departure starts powerfully. The peat is again present and the smoky note becomes more dominant and bitter on the finish. Spicy wood and fruity berries play on the finish, earthy and with a sweet peat note, the malt gradually fades out.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    simply good
    • Nose
      Smoke, fish, liquorice, citrus, vanilla, salt, wooden planks with algae at the jetty, spicy, heather
    • Taste
      soft in the beginning, spicy smoke, salt, chocolate
    • Finish
      long, salty maritime with strong smoke and sweetness

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The smell is unusual, the smoky note is very independent, I like the nose well. In the taste of the whisky increases again, the sweetness fits very well with the smoke. And the finish fits seamlessly. I really like the whisky.
    blind tasting
    • Nose
      burning wood, baked apple, cinnamon, sweet, later some citrus fruits, freshly cut herbs, some oak, and again and again the burning wood
    • Taste
      Soft onset, creamy body, immediately gentle smoke that does not taste like peat, red apples, a hint of oak,
    • Finish
      In the finish, the impression of smoke becomes more medicinal and the dominant element, complemented with sweet apple, a little oak, chocolate truffle

  4. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Always a pleasure.
    • Nose
      At first restrained, but then: seaweed, algae, peat smoke, rain on fresh tarred road, adhesive plaster, engine oil, salt, vanilla, honey.
    • Taste
      Strong and warming. The ashes of a cold campfire, fried bacon. In addition, surprisingly sweet with ripe apricots and peaches. Some lemon. Salt pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, greasy, salty.

  5. Albaron scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Blind tasting during the peat experiment by fassstark.de:
    Hekla

    Could be an Ardbeg Uigeadail, but after the Bowmorenoten come through in the end it can really only be a Bowmore Darkest. Despite a strong start rather not a Laimrig, hard, definitely a Bowmore. Can not believe that should come from an ex-Bourbon barrel. He's definitely from Islay and I dare to say that it's a Bowmore.

    At the post-tasting:
    A strong whisky that actually has distinct sherry notes, but only comes from a bourbon barrel. Many solvents and oily. In between, it appears green, but that flies again and is actually only an appearance. Has an unusual profile and the smoke evolves over time and gets stronger.
    • Nose
      dry, slightly phenolic smoke, a little bit mineral, vanilla, some raisins, toffee, later some quite typical notes of bowmøn are added, say something green, light solvents and slightly oily
    • Taste
      very strong onset, clear alcohol, also slightly mineral, slightly metallic, the smoke is very present and still dry and slightly phenolic, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, some black tea, also raisins and after some oxidation also the green bowmore notes
    • Finish
      the smoke subsides fairly quickly, but the raisins remain and the ashy notes stay longer

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The Laphroaig 10y CS is a guarantee for a great Islay whisky.
    • Nose
      Strong peaty, but well integrated into a nice sweetness, vanilla, quite a lot of oak, with nutmeg, some menthol, slight medical notes. Acts very mature and significantly older than 10 years.
    • Taste
      full Laphroaig power. Peat, medicinal, menthol, burnt scrub, tart oak, pepper.
    • Finish
      First, the pepper is there, then a nice sweet sneaks back into the finish, which accompanies the peat wonderfully. Oak, slightly menthol, all a bit scorched.

  7. uap304 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    It's an amazing experience.  Dim the lights, turn on some music, and enjoy the ride.  A highly entertaining dram.
    • Nose
      Golden.  Strong and intoxicating aroma. Vanilla RC cola and bourbon under a haze of an alcohol peat cloud.  Becoming phenolic.
    • Taste
      Oily and sticky, spindly legs.  Overpowering peat blast, nutty and malty, then becoming spicy and more unidimensional over time.  With water comes ridiculous changes, turning spicy, honeyed, malty.  With more water to the point of becoming soft and thin bringing out pistachio, incredible sweetness at the forefront, mellowed cinnamon, toffee/caramel chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and intensely drying. Salty but not much additional development.

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Overall this whisky would gain from a more natural presentation: no colouring and non-chill-filtering.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Experimenting with water and time in the glass is beneficial to get the most out of this whisky.
    • Nose
      Iodine. Cigar tobacco. Woodfire ash.

      With water: added sweetness of cookie dough.
    • Taste
      Dry, pungent smoke. TCP. A thick viscous version of the standard 10yo.

      With water: Vanilla sugar. Grapes, Citrus, Tar, Iodine.
    • Finish
      A dry smoky sweet finish. Long

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting in the forum Fassstark.de: "The peat experiment" Hekla: Diesel, waste oils, burnt plastic, faded gerbera. I first had to think of Connemara CS, which we wrote about it a few times, or at least something in the direction of it. But since we only have Scots, he flies out. For me, the winner of blind tasting with the highest quality. It is clear that the Laphroaig character can be recognized, although this batch seems less phenolic. Still one of the best Islay whiskys and TOP PLV!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

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