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Laphroaig PX Cask

Overall rating
85.68/100
votes
536
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter, Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010019637291
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
06 Jun 2013 12:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76,31

Tastingtags

91 Notes

chrizthewiz
Expert Junior chrizthewiz Note
16 Jul 2017 2:20 pm
chrizthewiz gave this whisky 88 points

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. 

www.justadram.org
HW74
Expert Senior HW74 Review note
29 May 2018 2:47 pm
HW74 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
86
drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Note
17 Mar 2018 7:45 pm
drkrylov gave this whisky 87 points

The Laphroaig PX Cask is made with whisky matured in three types of cask - American oak casks, Quarter casks and the titular Pedro Ximénez casks. This leads to a flavour profile which ties together classic, powerful Laphroaig smoke and wine-like sweetness. It was originally released for Travel Retail.

Yuri Krylov
drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Review note
17 Mar 2018 7:25 pm
drkrylov gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
80
Yuri Krylov
Rien
Expert Senior Rien Review note
25 Feb 2018 7:46 pm
Rien gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
88
Presentation
85
My Collection
mema82
Expert Senior mema82 Review note
14 Feb 2018 3:48 am
mema82 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
85
midnite
Expert Senior midnite Note
18 Jan 2018 5:51 pm
midnite gave this whisky 82 points

If the idea here was to present what would basically be a rehashed Quarter Cask with added complexity, the plan has backfired. Oddly, despite having seen the same cask types, this has notably less substance, depth, and maturity than the Quarter Cask. Okay on its own, but pales in comparison.

On a side note, if you think you might like what this one seems to offer, head straight over to the Lagavulin Distiller's Edition, which represents a vastly superior, even if slightly bigger investment.  

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
06 Jan 2018 6:44 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Amber
Nose

The nose is sweet on citrus, smoked ham, aspartaam, diesel oil and quite herbal (think camphor, thyme and marjoram). The ashes and smoke are quite discrete, to be honest. Red fruit appears, albeit in a stew. But the sweetness is somewhat chemical, which does not make me happy.

Taste

I would have loved some more body as well. It starts quite tannic on oak wood and bakery spices, before some peat, burnt wood and caramel enter into the fray, side by side with the sweet fruit like strawberry, grapefruit and blackberries. It is a bit like a basket of red fruit simmering on the BBQ with a good dose of BBQ sauce on top.

Finish

In the rather short finish, it quickly turns bitter and dry. I do get some red fruit and chocolate.

Comments

Not bad, but far from my favorite Laffie. I had rather spent that 65 EUR on something else.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
ApricotOne
Expert Senior ApricotOne Review note
02 Jan 2018 7:00 am
ApricotOne gave this whisky 87 points

Ein wirklich guter Malt. Typische PX süsse ist vorhanden, spielt aber toll mit der Rauchigkeit mit. Holz eher im Hintergrund. Ein etwas jüngerer aber durchwegs lohnendern Malt, insbesondere wenn man das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis berücksichtigt.

Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
87
Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Tasting note
16 Dec 2017 10:03 pm
Lorion gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

In der Nase ein intensiverer Laphroaig 10. Medizinischer Rauch, deutliche Süße, dezente Würze. Mit Fantasie ist noch etwas Frucht zu erahnen, die ich dann aber schon wieder nicht genau benennen kann. Eventuell etwas Banane, nichts Aggressives jedenfalls.


Taste

Rauchig, süß. Hier kommt der PX durch. Fruchtige, weinige Aromen erscheinen im Mund, auch wenn sie vom Rauch im Zaum gehalten werden. Beeren sind zu erahnen, Apfel und Mandarinen. Klebrig süß ist das Nachschmecken.


Finish

Recht lang und leicht aschig. Die Frucht verschwindet rasch.


Comments

Geht, aber bleibt mir zu nah am 10er. 74 Punkte.

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