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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.67/100
votes
240
Whiskybase ID
WB42205
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
Barcode
5010019637048
Added on
25 may 2013 9:02 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 428.92

50 × in wishlist

240 × member ratings

875 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 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. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 10 yo OA Cask Strength 57.2% Batch 005
    Color: as always
    Nose: japp, there's again, the evil, sweet, always yummy, honey sweet, smelly Laphroaig Cask Strength. He just will not be bad. But the question is yes, is he getting better? I mean no. The filling is very good. No question, again a lot of power, a lot of caramel, a lot of sweet peat, but the overall picture lacks the finishing touches. He seems a bit confused. Without being balanced. Whining at a high level, but that's the way it is.
    Taste: beautiful, delicious start, there can hardly keep up another distillery in CS. Still not. But he comes a little edgy, with a slight sharpness despite supple 57+ therefore: D. The predecessors could do that better. But still beautiful, intense and spicy oak, iodine, hospital cheese, just good ...
    Finish: long, clear, licorice, honey of the dark variety. Excellent!
    Comment: he wants to achieve it, but he does not quite manage to match the size of the predecessors 003 and 004. Tortzdem remains he still one of the big players in the smoke and Cask Strength Biz, and still for me one of the best Islay Malts. I sincerely hope that Laphroaig can keep up with the current pressure from the enormous demand!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Alternately easy to drink and an Islay monster. Exciting experience and certainly in the top league in the 10-year-old whisky category.

    Full review, alongside five other Laphroaig CS10: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/02/24/laphroaig-cask-strength-10-year-old/

  7. malt maniacs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. stalker1971 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  10. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It’s my jam. Big bold peat, vanilla, lemon, powerful and unrestrained. Laphroaig was my first Peated pour and I may be a smidge biased when reviewing them.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Ashy bbq peat, abv is well integrated, sweet, vanilla, cinnamon, brine, herbaceous, lemon zest
    • Taste
      91 91
      Big ash smoke opens, vanilla icing, lemon cake, white pepper,
    • Finish
      89 89
      Eating Grilled peaches sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar and vanilla ice cream outside by a smoldering fire (sometimes it’s easier to describe a memory or experience)

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. uap304 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting: For me a typical and very good Laphi! We recommend
    • Nose
      Distinct phenolic smoke, mentholic from the alc, sweetness, marshmellows and disposable gloves, followed by vanilla and coconut, a few tropical fruits and after some time in the glass even biscuit
    • Taste
      full of cold camp fire smoke with a good start and chilli catch, the mouth is filled to capacity and the sweetness is always above anything, a little borbon vanilla
    • Finish
      Soft and spicy smoke, persistent with some grapefruit in the ashtray

  18. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    strange but good nose, not as clean as the batches 002 and 005 which I have in the other 2 glasses... interesting mouth, just not as round as batches 002 and 003, cant pin it down, just not as harmonic, but still very good.

    am doing a horizontal Laphroaig 10 CS tasting between 002, 003 and 005 and they are all so very good but quite different tastewise, would go for the 003 batch if I had to pick one, but complaining on a very high level, if you only have one of the other 2 - be happy and just enjoy it.

    just for the sake of scoring them

    batch 002 - 89p

    batch 003 - 90/91p

    batch 005 - 88p

  19. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/laphroaig-10-yo-cask-strength-batch-005-ob-2013/

  21. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh; Sea; oily; dry; "Machine fragrance"; Straw; slight vanilla notes; increasingly peaty; sweetish
    • Taste
      first sweet then with full force; oily; vanilla
    • Finish
      hot and strong, but still pleasant; Herbs; sweet; long

  22. 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

  23. keshto scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    As peaty whisky goes this is very good. As the Laphroaig 10 CS goes, however, it’s a bit of a disappointment. The notes emphasized here (sweetness, cream, vanilla) are not what I look for in the 10 CS. http://myannoyingopinions.com/2015/04/10/laph10-cs-005/

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. Jeep51 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nothing to say. Super value for money, as often with these CS!
    • Nose
      Beautiful peat very Laph: medicinal, ash, firewood, wet dog, new leather with a little encaustic and beeswax. The medicinal side gains in power with aeration and becomes more and more dominant. Very good, no trace of alcohol.
    • Taste
      Extremely marked by cigarette ash, smoke too. Greasy, oily texture. There is also, but lighter, cooking, slight notes of tobacco, salt, pepper, nutmeg, anise.
    • Finish
      Very long on cold ashes.

  26. mikespike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    For me a proper Laphroaig, but not the outstanding bottling that would be worth to chase or collect. Main prominent notes are of peat and coal.

    Revision: a second sample showed quite different (maybe even a mixup in label somewhere??). The richness and sweetness of some sherry influence once again combines excellently with the peaty and phenolic Laphi character. Again, well done and very reasonable priced stuff at that time.

  27. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Coal smoke, seaweed, apple
    • Taste
      Peat, smoke, pepper, vanilla, honey, rather sweet, fruity
    • Finish
      Sweet, peat

  29. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg
    • Nose
      smoked ham, ashes and pepper
    • Taste
      pepper, ashes and citrus
    • Finish
      vanilla, ashes and citrus - bitter fruits

  30. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Worthy successor of the red stripe ..;)
    • Nose
      Peaty (very)
      Plant (chlorophyll)
      Smoked (very) way firewood from a barbecue
      Y also something organic that I can not define
    • Taste
      Very smoky / peaty on the palate but also sweet.
    • Finish
      Long on peat smoke

  31. zinaf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a great whisky. Make it more accessible please!

    Edit: had a go at the same bottle an year later. There has been great deal of development. It has much more sweet fruit and mocha. I even going to up my score by one point to 90/100
    • Nose
      very much like the regular 10yo- hospital, bandages, cereals, barley, peat.

      water - more sweetness with the rest still present

      with time in the glass - burned rubber
    • Taste
      Excellent body. salt, brine, ash, it is just fantastic.

      water - more of everything!!!
    • Finish
      long and ever pleasing

  32. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  33. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    More peat smoke and salt than in the 'Red Stripe' at the expense of fruitiness. Although that older batch that I'm referring to is a bit smoother, also this one is well drinkable at cask strength.
    • Nose
      Peat ash, toffee, citrus, orange, chocolate chip cookies, blueberry, coffee, leather, butter, peach and a little broth. A drop of water makes it maltier, but also releases some barbecued (slightly burnt) ham.
    • Taste
      Peat, toffee, orange, salty liquorice, brine, dark chocolate, leather, tobacco, gingerbread (or better: taaitaai), nutmeg and pepper. With water more vanilla and mocha.
    • Finish
      Peat ash, salty liquorice, caramel, nutmeg and vanilla.

  34. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A little fresher and more "new skool" than batch 03. Despite higher percentage less powerfull as b03....
    Lovely nevertheless.

  35. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/laphroaig-cask-strength-batch-005-februar-2013-28717/ Color: pale gold
    Nose: ash and smoke, carbonated barrel and a lot of peat with sweet honey and a lemon and orange mix, leather notes, slightly salty butter, spicy with a lot of black pepper and very sweet malt.
    Taste: Balanced, complex start with predominant peat and sticky honey notes. In addition, smoky orange flavors with sea salt. Herber become underlaid licorice.
    Finish: Relatively long and still fading. The coal-ash-peat combination is even more pronounced and ends with malted peat on the tongue.
    Comment: The nose starts already very honeyed sweet, which then continues in the taste then sticky sweet. The coal-ash-peat combination goes along with it in parallel.
    88 points (nose: 90 / taste: 87 / finish: 86)

  36. kimka did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bought at laphroaig.co.uk for in August 2013 for 415.01.

  37. fritzbrause scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I always likes the Cask Strength Batches and this one does not disappoint as well!
    Wonderful nose with sweetness, salt, peat and fruits. Still fresh alcohol in the nose, but this rough edges are great. The taste is like a condensed sherry based Laphroaig at first. Still rough and strong alcohol. Maybe this shouldn´t be taken as the first dram at the evening
    The taste evolves in a well balanced peat and sweetness flavour and lingeres to a very peaty finish. Wow! The aftertaste reminds me of the smell in the peat ovens at Laphroaig. Wonderfull peat that lasts very long. Great dram! What a cool price for so much flavour!

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