Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon, Quarter, Pedro Ximénez Sherry
48.0 % Vol.
1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
06 Jun 2013 12:18 pm

Average value

€ 83.20

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1022 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig PX Cask

127 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I just tasted a recent 2017 bottling of this and I am fairly surprised that its still as good as I remember it to be. The px makes it easy to sip at 48%abv while still maintaining these lovely classic medicinal and leathery laphroaiggy notes. Not overtly complex but very enjoyable and definetly good value for money. 

  2. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Really interesting game between smoke, sherry and sweetness. He often changes his face. If you wait for the first sip, until it's only dry and then takes a new sip, the tart but is immediately gone and it starts again the game of sherry and sweet (in many others, it is just always tart when it once tart was).
    I love it.
    • Nose
      Smoke; occurs very maritim (iodine). Then comes a sweet, fruity note (my salivation begins immediately); Sherry is building up; there are spices and malt; after the first sip the malt becomes clearer; Every now and then walnut nuts. Boa, he's really powerful for me.
    • Taste
      Smoke and sherry are immediately strongly represented. Then comes a powerful, slightly bitter oak. In addition, there is also a really sweet note. Maritime kelp touch is there and the smoke is changing. It gets a little drier in the mouth. Reminiscent of extinct campfire. He is also spicy (chili), first thought that it is the alcohol, but is a distinct spicy sharpness. After some time in the mouth, the malt comes out clearly. Still quite mild overall.
    • Finish
      Smoke and sherry; Mouth is dry, the oak shows again from her slightly bitter side. The note of sherry evaporates and it remains long harsh and dry smoke back.

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Super, good PLV, smoke and PX united very nicely despite youth
    • Nose
      Smoked meat and juicy red wine, musty cellar, campfire and grape juice, red berries, raspberry jam
    • Taste
      Very meaty, smoke explosion and sherry barrel, smoked ham
    • Finish
      Smoky and long, juicy

  5. Gweddry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      cigarette smell from clothes, dry smoke, rum, omelette, peanuts, pad thai, sweet hint of sherry, herring, at, sweet, fried onion, sugar cane, mint, figs, lemon glaze
    • Taste
      ash, tires, bitter, smoked fish, bacon, smoked almonds, dog treats, hospitals, dried herbs
    • Finish
      dry, gradually tropical fruits: mango, passion fruit, sweetened papaya, a trace of dry smoke, a trace of sherry, weaker omelette, coffee, iodine

  6. MLE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Holzwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat a sibling to the port cask travel retail version named Brodir. Just as solid at a good abv. And usually pretty affordable for a liter. Worth a buy, imho better than the Triple Wood which always had unusual sherry notes that seem a bit off to me. Recommended.

  9. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice Laphroaig with good value for money. More impressive, balanced and fruity than the Triple Wood, but significantly less fruity than the Brodir.
    In contrast to the quarter cask, you can leave the bottle half full for three or four years without hesitation. It does not deteriorate, it becomes even more vanilla.
    • Nose
      Quite subtle and fresh smoke for Laphroaig. In addition, a very light PX sweetness.
      Maritime smoke, like a campfire on the beach into which you throw a few old and damp planks of ships that have just been fished out of the water.
      In addition, vanilla, delicate oak spice, smoked fish, passion fruit and light, almost ripe cherries.
    • Taste
      Powerful start and also nice and oily. The alcohol is well integrated, as is usually the case with Laphroaig.
      Smoke, vanilla, honey, cherry ice cream, apricot.
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish. Light smoke, lots of vanilla, honey and some apricot.

  10. hafssol scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    The formula can be simple, yet exciting: just add some sherry sweetness to the earthy Laphroaig peat. The result isn't disappointing, but not convincing at all.
    Smoke and alcohol are quite overwhelming at first, while sherry notes aren't so remarkable and mostly bring a more rounded taste to this bold and young peated malt.
    Finish is shorter than expected and, again, only slightly influenced by the casks. A drop of water is helpful to open it up a bit, anyway it's surely enjoyable for any Laphroaig fan.


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