Laphroaig PX Cask

Overall rating
85.42/100
votes
1312
Whiskybase ID
WB42547
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter, Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010019637291
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
06 jun 2013 12:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 93.52

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig PX Cask

145 users have left 155 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.42 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. zemartino scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Distinctively Laphroaig, yet overly sweet due too the px cask.

  4. yukega scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. cycloman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Danksy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    It's good but not quite worth the price.
    Very strong PX cask influence here.
    Classic Laphroaig peat is hiding underneath.
    Somehow I can't stop thinking of Auchentoshan Three Wood while drinking this. They taste so similar, only the peat is the real difference.
    Surprisingly short finish.
    This whisky degrades quickly in the bottle with time, only a week later it doesn't smell or taste nearly as good anymore and just keeps going downhill from there.
    It's also totally blown away by Ardbeg Uigeadail!

  7. _Dziki_ scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Even for Laphroaig, a lot of tar smell, in the background red fruits, cherries, burnt jam, you can smell a lot of sweetness.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Bitter cocoa, black tea grounds and jam again, and that burnt sugar at the bottom of the pot, probably cherry jam, whisky fat and oily.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, greasy, caramel, the usual stench.

  8. CellarToberi scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Matured in ex-bourbon, quarter, and PX ex-sherry casks. Non-chill filtered. Not coloured. Water turns down smoky notes.
    • Nose
      Smoky: peat, rubber, tar, ash. Cereal: roasted malt, hay, biscuit. Fruity: dried fruit: raisin, date. Spicy: black pepper, mint. Maritime: salt, seaweed, seashell. Sweet: confectionery, syrup, honey. Herbal: liquorice. Feints: sulphur, dust, rope. Floral: heather. Nutty: walnut. Water turns up sweet and ashy notes.
    • Taste
      Smoky: peat, tar. Cereal: roasted malt. Sweet: toffee, honey. Fruity: dried fruit: raisin, fig; fresh fruit. Spicy: black pepper, mint, liquorice, eucalyptus. Maritime: salt. Woody: oak. Nutty: peanut, walnut. Feints: leather, tobacco. Winey: sherry. Rich. Body: dry. Water turns up fruity notes.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoky. Spicy: pepper. Sweet: confectionery, toffee. Maritime: salt, seaweed. Cereal. Fruity: dried fruit: raisin. Winey: lingering sherry notes. Woody. Rich. Body: vaporising. Water turns up winey notes.

  9. Modly scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Laphroaig hides behind px orchestra, almost shy of it self. I have to say that sharry notes are well married with this Islay iodine/seaweedy maritime breeze. It is sweet and complex but not as much powerful as many Laphroaigs are. Sweet vanilla and dried apricots, salty peat smoke and seaweed. Medicinal notes are present. Very nice for a nas I suppose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet peat smoke, oily and potent on the palate. Smoked chocolate and lemon zest. Medicinal and a bit iodiny. Sherry is far from dominating this Laphy A solid nas from my favorite distillery.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long with layers of peat-smoke and ashes. Some traces of dried fruits. Very balanced and satisfying.

  10. Obynapewno scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      sweet, smoky, spicy, feel youthful, viciousness, dried plums, firewood, hospital
    • Taste
      84 84
      sweet, peat, hospital, ash, wood, ginger, poorly piercing dark fruit
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium, spicy, smoky, ash, wood

  11. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not too bad, with the flavour of the young, scorched sherry buried in the peat

  12. Captain Teague scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Lost a lot compared to older batches.. somehow flat.

  13. Emperor69 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Laphroaig PX Cask Triple Matured

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Laphroaig Distillery (Beam Suntory)
    Region: Islay
    Fortress: 48%
    Volume: 1000 ml (Travel Retail)
    Bottling date: L1 019. 2020
    Barrel type: Bourbon, Quarter Casks, Pedro Ximenez Sherry
    Age: no indication
    Filtering: no
    Dye: none

    Nose. Smoke, scorched wood, iodine, medical bandages, leather, wool, shoe polish, bacon, baked pears, plums and cherries, raisins, blackberry jam, hot chocolate, red oranges, lingonberry syrup, vanilla, ginger, anise. The aromatics are generally similar to the Quarter Casks release, balanced and complex, but noticeably sweeter due to the influence of the sherry casks.

    Taste. Burnt wood, bacon on a fire with lingonberry sauce, raisins, forest berries, chocolate, malt, citrus fruits, spices (pepper, ginger, anise), tablet shells. PX barrels significantly reduced phenolicity and iodineness in taste, which was felt more brightly in Quarter Casks, and chocolate-berry sweetness occupied the main space of taste sensations, leaving only a small place for lingonberry and citrus sourness and bitterness of spices. 48% is perfect for this whisky - it is easy to drink, while it is perceived as bright and rich.

    Aftertaste. Long, persistent. Not too dry despite sherry aging. Burnt, berries, raisins, spices.

    Outcome. A wonderful, bright release from Laphroaig, but for lovers of sweeter profiles. I prefer the Quarter Casks release. Despite the smaller number of barrels involved, it seems to me more balanced in taste.

    Rating: 86 out of 100.

  14. dapoinbua scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  15. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For my money the best Travel Retail Exclusive bottle you can buy. It comes in a grande sized 1L bottle, it’s full flavored, and packs a punch at 48% abv. If you are a fan of the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, this will be right up your alley their flavor profiles are extremely similar. The only real difference is an additional finish in a PX Sherry Cask which infuses the vanilla smoke of the Quarter Cask with lovely citrus and sweet caramelized onions.
    • Nose
      Opens with burning sugar, gunpowder, and white pepper. It’s sweet, smokey, and spicy all at once, underpinned by licorice and citrusy orange rinds. The aroma from this bottle fills the entire room with the smell of a summer bonfire or night of fireworks.
    • Taste
      Downwind black smoke coming off a smoldering wildfire or a grill sizzling and smoking with marinated pork ribs. There are sweet and savory caramelized onions and fireworks. It is a sweet summertime smoke.
    • Finish
      Lingering heat and smoke, faint spice tingles on the front of the palate.

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 02-26-2022. 85/86

  18. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. eselsim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great rasiny Laphroaig, smoked liquorice, smoked dark chocolate, smoked apples, grilled tropical fruit

  20. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: light iodine, light sherry
    Taste: smoky / iodine sherry aftertaste. Rather one-dimensional without some charming flavor elements.
    Rating: 88/100 - Finish pleasant quite long sweetish.

  21. JJKATED scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  23. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  25. riegerjonas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2021-11-28
    • Nose
      86 86
      medicinally smoky, fine sweetness that is not too intrusive, apple, strawberry
    • Taste
      87 87
      very smoky, ashtray in the mouth, light dark fruity sweetness, typically medicinal
    • Finish
      87 87
      mitellang nach Bitterschokolade

  26. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 10-21-2021.

  27. Likudi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  29. Don Cassi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In the nose the typical Laphroaig smoke, behind it herbal sweetness, like a honey ham wrapped in herbs. Behind it a nice note of vanilla.
    First silky soft in the mouth, then comes the alcohol and with it herbal smoke, which intensifies in the finish. In addition, the finish is sweet and spicy.

    Grade: 2+

  30. jykoo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry sweetness, dried fruit, plum, smoke ,camp fire, medicinal, sea salt dark chocolate
    • Taste
      82 82
      not that intense as expected,
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium + finish, the sherry sweetness and a little bit bitterness in the end.

  31. Gweddry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • 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

  32. MLE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  33. Holzwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  34. 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.

  35. hafssol scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    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.

  36. Tordeaux scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, maritime, smoked bacon, herb honey, herb candy, wild berry jam, grasses, hay, burnt caramel
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, dried herbs, lemon, grapefruit, nuts, cold smoke, ash, a little pepper

  38. NXI scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Decent, but generally boring whisky. The sweet sherry has muffled the character of the distillate too much. At least for my taste.

  39. Vaso_Mtsituri scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    One amazing bottle from the Distillery
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smokey, but sweet, balanced
    • Taste
      82 82
      Medium thick, a little bit oily, very little. Sparkling effect on the tongue, but light and sweet. Less smokiness would be amazing for me
    • Finish
      83 83
      Amazing medium length, balanced mixture of the primary aromas: smokiness and sweetness

  40. neus007 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  41. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A nice smoky and spicy sherry. We recognize the Pedro Ximenéz, fresh leather, yellow plums, dried apricots, quince marmalade. But it is surrounded by a powerful and tasty peat, bewitching, almost suffocating. It is of rare power, and enhanced with sour cherries. Blackberry jam, fruit jellies, macaroons, fig fondant. Very sweet on the palate, light grenadine, then the spices rise, cloves, pepper, nutmeg, as well as charcoal, gas oil, motor oil. Plum juice behind. Very earthy and woody finish, cola, a shade of liquorice, sufficiently long.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/11/laphroaig-px-cask.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  43. Paszko scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    [2017-12-07] Where's PX in this whisky? The classic Laphroaig flavors dominate, delicately broken with light fruit.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Pretty weird. Jodyna dominates, still a little bland sweetness - overcooked peaches? And of course the smoke.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Strongly mineral, iodine, less smoke, sweetness, pollen, honey, peaches / apricots, then a little oak barrel.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Quite a long, fruity sweetness dominates, smoky and medical accents hide.

  44. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  45. Kilo1 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Tasty. This release with the updated label is clearly sweeter, in my opinion it has benefited him.

  46. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Ice Festival 2020-Dram, (virtual) Laphroaig Open Day.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  47. Flintz scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Perfectly balanced

  48. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  49. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  50. sheven0126 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

  51. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Smoke meets sherry
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisin, smoke, some liquorice
    • Taste
      Racuh, oak, sherry
    • Finish
      Smoke, oak, becoming drier, sherry, long

  52. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig PX Cask, originally for 'travel retail', you can now find the whisky in well-stocked specialist shops. One reason to try it - and to be thrilled!
    • Nose
      Subtle maritime and slightly phenolic smoke on the nose, sweet heather honey, herbs, sandalwood, marzipan, raisins and sherry. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      Pleasant peat smoke, herbs, heather honey, mint, eucalyptus. Very full and warm. Soft on the palate
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish with pleasant sweetness and herbs. Soft and warm.

  53. SRB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  54. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A delicious sweet peat with Laphroaig iodine DNA. Everything is rounded and well balanced.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Iodine & bandaids, sweet candies cough drops cherry flavored, maritime salt, peat
    • Taste
      89 89
      Rounded, Sweet vanilla peat, oak, salted fish, strawberry danish, pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pepper stands out, peat smoke, fruit roll up sweetness lingers

  55. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  57. Martin1965 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet smoke, raisins
    • Taste
      Sherry, smoke, dark fruits, spicy
    • Finish
      Country and Smoky

      So I imagine an almost perfect Laphroaig.

  58. Mr. D. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  59. 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.

  60. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    hmmm he was OK despite the smoke
    the whole picture was OK
    the alcohol was not well integrated
    the sherry could have come through better
    • Nose
      tender in the nose, hardly any smoke becomes more over time, musty, slightly sherry and sweetness, oak (freshly sawn), later red berry
    • Taste
      strong on the palate
      Smoke, rotten eggs, ashes, oak is more, spicy, slightly caramel, later again red fruit / berry
    • Finish
      long
      very bitter, smoke

  61. dRambo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    put on and immature
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  62. dandan798 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, bonfire, ham, sweet, sherry, dark dried fruit, fresh fruit, plum, cherry, strawberry, cool mint
    • Taste
      smoke, ash, sherry, dark dried fruit, berries, cherry, sweetness, vanilla, spice, pepper, maritime, salt, brine, oak, tobacco, slight citrus
    • Finish
      bonfire smoke, sweetness, sherry, dark dried fruit, honey, mint, oak, bitter, vanilla, spice, cinnamon, maritime, green apple, tobacco, long finish

  63. Romansen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  64. whiskyd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  65. Deloti scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  66. HW74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  67. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  68. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  69. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  70. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  71. Totoro scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    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.  

  72. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  73. ApricotOne scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A really good malt. Typical PX sweetness is present, but plays great with the smokiness. Wood rather in the background. A slightly younger but thoroughly rewarding malt, especially considering the value for money.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  74. Lorion scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Goes, but remains too close to me on the 10th. 74 points.
    • Nose
      In the nose a more intense Laphroaig 10. Medical smoke, distinct sweetness, subtle spiciness. With imagination, there is still some fruit to guess, which I can then but not exactly name. Maybe something banana, nothing aggressive anyway.
    • Taste
      Smoky, sweet. This is where the PX comes through. Fruity, vinous aromas appear in the mouth, even when they are kept in check by the smoke. Berries are to be guessed, apple and tangerines. Sticky sweet is the Nachschmecken.
    • Finish
      Pretty long and slightly ashy. The fruit disappears quickly.

  75. hawk31 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very "gentle" Laphroaig, which is quite complex, but not overwhelmed. He seems to me just in the finish a little younger than the Triple Wood. The PX is a bit too sweet for me, because I like the Triple Wood a bit better, because it is a bit more harmonious.
    • Nose
      Very sweet in combination with the typical medical Laphroaigrauch. Bacon, algae, malt, berries and a little vanilla. Smells much sweeter than the Triple Wood for me, the sherry influence is also more dominant for me.
    • Taste
      Strong, oily, ashtray, wood and medical smoke, a lot of spice, nice interplay of PX sweetness and spiciness, salty, berries, with time comes milk chocolate, oak
    • Finish
      Mitellang, barrel-heavy, getting a little dry. Again, the interplay of sweetness, spice and smoke. Compared to the triple wood, a lot drier on the finish.

  76. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  77. 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. 

  78. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  79. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice Laphroaig. The PX works well, but the fast quarter maturing can also felt. 85/86.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet peat, salt, citruses, ash, smoked ham, BBQ, gum, motor oil, herbals and camphor
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sour start. Tannic oak, spices than sweet peat, BBQ, ash, vanilla and sherry
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, dry with ash

  80. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    If he was a little less dusty, there would be even more points in it, but one way or the other, a nice, somewhat enjoyable Laphi.
    • Nose
      Recognizable sherry notes, dipped in smoke, raisins, tannins, liquorice, some vanilla
    • Taste
      Coals are still glowing, in addition clear Sherrynoten but in the middle in the forest, something dusty like an old dresser, in addition, clear PX-sweetness, raisins, oily, licorice, syrup, peat
    • Finish
      Very oaky / dusty, dry with some raisins and sweetness in front of the peat, medium long

  81. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    An actually delicious whisky, but also very simply knitted. A little bit sweet, some peat. But at least no young grades. I have a hard time with the rating.
    • Nose
      A strong sweetness and peat smoke ... actually not. Maybe a little vanilla, a touch of fruit, but no sherries, just sweet and peaty. But not bad, just simple.
    • Taste
      First a lot of sweetness, then peat, cloves, cumin, and a subtle hintrgründige bitterness, which is good for the overall flavor.
    • Finish
      Bittersweet finish, peat, spices.

  82. Mephisto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  83. Mephisto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, the PX fits nicely to laphroaig.
    • Nose
      Sweetener and ashes. Burning fire and smoked ham. Salt. A lot of sweet sherry aroma. Hard to define, compote made of red fruits. A hint of citrus, maybe lime.
    • Taste
      At the very beginning a bit dry and bitter, later sweet and smokey. BBQ sauce. Burnt wood. Vanilla and sweet sherry casks. A characteristic taste of laphroiag - motor/lube oil for an old combustion engine.
    • Finish
      Bitter almond, still burnt wood and charcoal. Some salt. Roasted dark chocolate after a while.

  84. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sherry and peat mixed in a dry package. 
    • Nose
      Smell like you on the beach,salty sea-air. Peaty and harsh , also sherry sweetness,combined with dry fruit.
    • Taste
      Salt and peat blended with mild smoke, thick and jammy.
    • Finish
      A nice sherry finish, with a oaky dryness and peat, little bit soft and delicate.

  85. Doctor B. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  86. vojt466 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bad is not - in fact, it's good, but I expected more influence of sherry, it's such a nutty quarter cask
    • Nose
      Fruity scent - sherry, dried dark fruit, butter pears, spices. The background is to feel medicine, so it's probably Laphroaig :)
    • Taste
      The flavor from the start is spicy fruity, but then they are already feeling the classic laphroaig tastes - so medicine, peat a lot of salt, woodiness and spices and as a bonus a solid dose of nuts
    • Finish
      In reverberation, medicine, nuts, peat, woody and spice

  87. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  88. Kalle208 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A great Islay beginner whisky
    • Nose
      Acetone, then increasingly breadier and sweeter, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      peaty sweetness combines with spicy, first creamy and soft, then powerful
    • Finish
      powerful and sweet finish

  89. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    It's fine, I guess. I am not a fun of the over the top acrid smoke profile of young Laphroaigs so my position is somewhat biased. 
    • Nose
      Smoke. With an undercurrent of fruit from the PX. 
    • Taste
      Smoke. With a muted undercurrent of red fruit from the PX. Some bitterness from the acrid smoke. 
    • Finish
      Billowing smoke tinged with fruit. Drying with spice and smoke on the long finish. 

  90. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  91. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  92. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  93. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  94. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Garden fire with damp wood. Sweet with a slight sharpness.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweetness and ashes. Rather short.

  95. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  96. zinaf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good Laphroaig. I am only saying it as recent bottlings had departed from the typical Laphroaigness - medicinal.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it. I need to revisit the triple wood to compare it with this one.

    48% is excellent
    • Nose
      Nice peat, medicinal and ashy with some barbecue notes.

      Some vanilla sugar, or cotton candy sweetness comes at the back  after some time in the glass.
    • Taste
      Sweet and peat. Good attack with some spices and medicinal notes lingering .
    • Finish
      Long, initially the sweetness is there then only peat remains.

  97. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  98. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  99. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sample drunk; Complex scent, whisky then opens very powerfully as a real peat bomb, but gradually also shows a sweeter softer side. Because of the PX ripening I expected more sherry influences than I tasted in the end, but nevertheless a pleasure to drink.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  100. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Powerful whisky that later also shows its 'soft' side. I just could not quickly regain the sherry influences, but that does not detract from the taste.
    • Nose
      Peat, fireplace, leather, rubber, glue. But also fruity aromas.
    • Taste
      Initially: Salmiak, licorice, pepper, peat, smoke! Very powerful. Later, nuance comes through: sweet, fruit, becomes quite soft and supple
    • Finish
      Medium to long, peat, smoke, pepper. Again a lot of character. Also sweet tones.

  101. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good for the price. I expected much more sherry cask notes, this one is just a tad sweeter than Laphroaig 10.
    • Nose
      Typical Laphroaig medicinal smoke, seaweed and iodine at first. Rotten meat, grilled bacon, some metallic notes. The PX cask influence is hardly detectable.
    • Taste
      The taste is much sweeter than the nose would suggest. Vanilla, white sugar, little sherry cask impact with stewed prunes. Becomes quite spicy and the peat smoke takes over after a while. Feels thin and waterish.
    • Finish
      Quite long, spicy on pepper and peaty.

  102. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  103. Fable scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  104. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, sherry, raisins, lightly smoky and medicinal in the background
    Taste: sweet, sherry, smoke, oak, becomes dry
    Finish: long, dry, smoke, oak and sherry

  105. Landryn scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  106. Maczet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  107. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  108. sbosse scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  109. Koalafant scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Once tried on the Meese and found quite weak (70 points), awarded a few weeks later in the blind tasting 90 points ... so it can go

  110. XorLophaX scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 88/100 points - "Winter Whisky with a desire for more". The PX-Cask was removed in three barrels and without age (NAS - No Age Statment). The finish in PX barrels does the whisky really well. The aroma of salty Black Forest ham looks the same. Overall, one of my favorite NAS whiskys. Link to the tasting on my blog: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/48
    • Nose
      Presenter, but well integrated peat smoke. Salty to bacon, Black Forest ham. The PX finish adds a delicious, unobtrusive, fruity sweetness. There is also some wood to be heard.
    • Taste
      Distinct alcohol. Warming up with a lot of sherry, dark fruits and much more wood than in the nose. Some sweetness of raisins and caramel. Water the entire oral cavity within moments. The typical Laphroaig peat smoke is present and very well integrated. Works more harmoniously, rounder than other Laphroaigs.
    • Finish
      Fairly long, smoky finish with clear wood and dark chocolate. No sweetness. Very warm and pleasant overall.

  111. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Felt a tad thin-bodied, but a great dram. 
    • Nose
      Mineral peat. Iodine. Salt. Smoked fish. Glazed meat. Dried fruits. Goji berries. Cherry sherbet powder. Rotting wood. Ash. Dried sea weed. Sticky raisins. Cacao powder.
    • Taste
      A bit thin feeling. Charred metal. Milk chocolate. Raisins. Tobacco ash.
    • Finish
      Long. Juicy red fruits. Tobacco ash. Coffee grinds. Fig jam.

  112. Peter87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  113. robfavie scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  114. Robert Parker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Warm, pleasant, soft and slightly sweet phenolic note, possibly dark fruits behind, very round
    • Taste
      Lava peat, warming smoke, light sweet notes, fresh sea breeze, oak behind, sherry everywhere, spices
    • Finish
      long, light - but fine and very pleasant sharpness, warm smoke in the throat

  115. Opeth83 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I clearly taste the Quarter Cask version in it only with a sherry sauce through it. I do not have to say this, I prefer 10x the standard Quarter Cask (for a much better price). All in all certainly not the wrong whisky but the PX sherry finish just adds nothing extra.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  116. Georges scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  117. Georges scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, coastal notes, salty, iodine, rubbery, seaweed
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, seawater, sweet, raisins, leathery, tobacco, cherries, tar
    • Finish
      Medium long, bittersweet, olives, smoky 

  118. Implar scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold, lighter than I expected.

    Nose: It's warm and inviting. The sweetness from the sherry casks is combined with typical Laphroaig medicinal peat smoke. There's plums, raisins, blackberry and some lemon as well. It's sweet and sour. Quite promising.

    Palate: Hit of peat combined with lemon rind, dark chocolate and some berries.

    Finish: It starts of very sweet, confectionery. After some time bitter oak gets through that leaves a somewhat unpleasant note.

    The nose on this one is promising, but it's all somewhat unhinged. Some extreme sweetness here, peatbomb there,... It's not a bad whisky in any way, but I feel like all the different casks have had their influences, but failed to deliver a whole.

    http://whiskyinformer.com/home/laphroaig-px-cask

  119. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Like the Triple Wood, the Laphroaig PX Cask is a whisky matured in three different barrels, with the final maturation of the PX Cask in a Pedro Ximénez barrel.
    The triple maturation leads to a wonderfully fruity / peaty combination and results in a great NAS Single Malt.
    • Nose
      Wonderful sherry sweetness and Laphroaig's typical medicinal peat note. Seaweed is there, but not as dominant as in 10YO bottling.
      Raisins, dried plums and figs. Oak.
      The sweetness of the dried fruit harmonizes wonderfully with the mild peat.
    • Taste
      On the tongue, the peat is much more present than in the nose. In addition, sherry and oak dominate. Dark chocolate, almonds.
      Hardly medical notes.
    • Finish
      Long.
      The PX ends with strong oak, sherry and peat.

  120. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  121. pEpp0 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      90 90

  122. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  123. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Laphroaig PX Cask
    Tasted 2015-07-17 @ Whisky InTeam Spaden:
    N totally crass: soft melon and sharp saffron
    G fiery coal - wow, very refreshing
    84

  124. Angelshare scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      89 89

  125. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig PX Cask, 48% alc. original bottling
    Aging: Bourbon, Quarter , PX Sherry
    Region: Islay, Scotland

    Nose: Subtle peat smoke, medically with aromas of iodine and disinfectants, also a bit earthy and salty. Behind it comes a light leather note. Shortly afterwards the fruits are added, strawberries, peaches and a hint of oranges, sweet and ripe. With the fruit the smoke changes towards campfire, bacon and grilled meat. All in all, not very intrusive.

    Palate: smoked fish, grilled meat, smoker and pepper. A lot of ham and bacon in salt, with a mild fruit note, including raspberries. Then there is toffee and delicate vanilla.

    Finish: Very long, the smoke is getting more medical. Otherwise comes in the finish also a stronger spice to the fore, which also mix a few culinary herbs.

    Conclusion: Despite the missing age a nice whisky with a really nice Laphroaig profile. The sherry casks just round off a bit and do not prevail.

    85/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 90 € for the liter bottle)

    Thanks to whic.de for the sample and the photo!
    Post with photo in the blog: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-un...PX-Cask,-48-OA/

  126. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    At the time of rewiev one of my favorite whisky
    • Nose
      Spicy, peat, medical and sweet
    • Taste
      Sweet heavy smoke, medicinal taste with cloves salt, sherry
    • Finish
      Long with taste of liquorice and nuts drown in and classical taste of Laphroaig

  127. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The medicinal peat of Laphroaig dominates the nose, there is fruit and oak behind and some iodine. Peaty mouth very soft and woody fine and elegant thanks to the PX drum. Final very long, soft and very pleasant in the continuity of the mouth. Excellent dram, sweeter than 10 years old.

  128. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  129. ragingbull scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    There is too little PX in it. The resembles too much the 10er / QC I expected much more sherry flavors for the price. Strong smoke. Reminiscent of bacon rather than phenol. A little berry. Medium Departure. Just too little.

  130. 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

  131. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Complex finished PX touched Laphroaig. 95% Laphroaig and 5% PX.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, medicinal, vanilla, pepper, iron, cranberry, grapes way in the back.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, fruity, salt, pepper, cardboard, oak, spicy.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark chocolate, nuts, pepper.

  132. WillemvdK did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not very complex and obviously a bit young. But an excellent vatting - a real typical OB Laphroaig. Nose is a little bit disappointing but the taste and finish make up for it. Great drinkability!

    Thanks to Tomh for the sample.
    • Nose
      Very dense nose, doesn't really speak at first. Eventually it shows brown sugar, dried figs, bandages, play-doh, sea air, oatmeal, cloves and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and heavy. Velvety soft arrival with this rounded medicinal peatflavour - Laphroaig trademark. Butterscotch, cloves, seaweed (slightly briny vegetal notes).
    • Finish
      Quite long, very smoky and dry with some maltiness.

  133. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  134. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  135. whiskyroma scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    C: Amber.

    N: Peat and leather, always a little of medicine note as usual, fresh fruits, green apple, a few liquorice smell, burned paper and then it’s really clear the typical passage into Pedro Ximenez’s barrel declined with raisin and grape must.

    P: A mixture of sweet and salty tastes: a fruity-sweety beginning, syruped peaches, sour cherries, sherry and ice-cream, then comes salty flavors like smoked salmon, spices and finally syrup against cough.

    F: Very short, little memories of sangria, sour cherries, liquorice and salty pistachios.

    An OB Laphroaig sweeted by the passage into Pedro Ximenez’s barrel, but according to us this last one experiment ruins the main quality of the scotch and “cheats” the best strong notes like medicine and vegetable.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  136. Dionysus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A liter of delicious Laphroaig for less than 75 euros, beautiful work.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  137. Dyno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  138. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The bottle has been open for several weeks, and I drank it without really paying attention. A daily dram, what! But no, it's better than that. A real good whisky, even if modern, even if young, even if finished. It deserves attention to reveal its secrets.
    • Nose
      A lot of leather on the first nose, then dates, figs that finally give way to a hint of salt and a big puff of antiseptic, with a trail of smoke from behind. We guess the oak deep down, but it's very discreet: a good point more. It is both gourmet, marine and smoked. It looks good.
    • Taste
      We swallow a bowl of sea water. It's salty and greasy. Then the mouth dries up quickly and gives way to an idiode and leather world. If we were at Wemyss, it could be called: "Tannerie at the seaside" ;-). So iodine, sea urchin, antiseptic always, leather, black pepper, softened by dates and figs dry (dry, figs ...).
    • Finish
      All this in the final, which gradually gives way to dark chocolate and coffee latte to give the last word to a salty and chocolate peat of good quality.

  139. gustav tahl scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  140. Zumbar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  141. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  142. Arjo S did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Starts with a big peat smoke in the nose but don't get fooled, there's a lot more to discover! Very fruity and rather easy to drink, you wouldn't say it's 48%. leaves a great mouth feel so you'd be willing to take another! 

  143. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  144. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  145. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  146. taldish scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  147. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It has several layers but they don't really make up one whole. Tasty but not exceptional.
    • Nose
      Cranberry, peat, farm, marshmallow, salty smoked whitefish, soy sauce, toffee, laurel and cardboard.
    • Taste
      Peat, raspberry, gingerbread, toffee, salt, pepper, marshmallow, soy sauce, oak and cardboard.
    • Finish
      Peat, dark chocolate, raspberry, toffee, candy, gingerbread and pepper.

  148. dave3 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  149. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  150. nathanyael scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  151. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘Bizarre and addictive’

    N: Peat wrapped in a smoky, peaty, fruity, ‘winey’ pancake with lashings of leathery rubber or is it rubbery leather? Lets look into the ‘fruit’ part - its an apple/blackcurrant juice [concentrated] but definitely winey, a sweet Rose dessert wine coming from the PX. The peat - clean and diary, yellow clotted cream, light and sugary with half a cowpat and lots of dense yeasty malt. Dense nose overall, clean and modern [engineered]. The malty spirit is intact, bizarrely brought out by the peat. Yeasty caramelised onions, honey glazed oven baked sweet potatoes and squash, spearmint, rock cakes, caramel & vanilla ice-cream and potato chips/crisps - the finish sees cheese and onion flavour. Bizarre indeed

    T: A surprisingly weak impact on arrival but immediately salivating and rich in depth of flavour, sugary and peppery marijuana is most striking before the developing of fluffy malt with a little oak and fennel laced aniseed before the smoky peat sets in with sweet ginger soy sauce and cinnamon. It then becomes oily and tannic.

    F: Tannic still with a deeper dose of medicinal aniseed before the smoky diary peat sets in. The finish is where you’ll find the Laphraoig;s TCP edge, but an edge is all it is. Delicious peat smoke lingers as does the onions and more of a suggestion of baba ganoush mixed with Sake, odd but moorish. Quality bonfires. Odd candy brine on the finish and cheese and onion crisps too.

    C: Initially, im not as overwhelmed as id hoped. This isn’t a flashy, ‘in your face’ malt despite the lashings of peat, but there are some terrific sweet, fruity, peaty qualities going on that are hard not to warm to. Its worth noting too that this isn’t your usual Laphroaig - blind tasting sessions of this Laphroaig get people wondering whether its a Feis Ile Lagavulin or a funky Ardbeg for example. This is because the usual TCP element has been subdued by the PX, and in this case it works making this expression seriously quaffable. However as the bottle has gone down, the components have broken down a lot.  The nose is revealing its ‘blended/vatted’ nature, the whole presentation is far less complex than on first impact and is lacking in parts. Its still a lovely drinker but nothing to get too carried away about.

    Scores a B-

    NB: World of Whiskies malt of the year 2013.

  152. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well-matched whisky, solid above-average, tasted at the Whisky Festival 2014.
    • Nose
      A typical smell of Laphroaig, as I had the opportunity to taste a few times. Combination with iodine makes PX more classic red wine. Medicinality, peat, iodine, fruit juice. (88 b)
    • Taste
      Pleasantly sweetish, with peat, iodine, the wood and fruity acidity, the pharmacy, will gradually appear. (88 b)

  153. Toffie76 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    All this seems a little tinkering and in the end, I miss the passion of a young Islay and maturation "forced" by the passage in 3 types of barrels brings nothing, if not a beautiful disorder.
    • Nose
      Discreet on the peat for a Laph '. Smoke, mineral, ash. Fruity in the background. A little messy and not very expressive. The dilution is already noticed for the shot. I do not detect any particular sherry. A little more ventilation. To struggle to develop.
    • Taste
      Peat fat and medicinal classic but too wise for me. We find the ashes and the mineral side present on the nose. On the other hand, the fruits are visible here much more. But a shame for me, it looks a bit too much like a dessert white wine that I have a hard time appreciating. A little watery, lacks a bit of watts.
    • Finish
      Of medium length, the finish is rather bitter on the laurel and the clove. A little orange zest too.

  154. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The PX finish adds sweetness to Laphroaig's '' inside '' peat; but this third maturation having probably not been very long, this sweetness is not invasive. An affordable '' Laph '', but only one dram on the night seems like a good hit, or I'll be sick.
    • Nose
      Smoked and herbaceous peat is present, without tearing nostrils. Some hints of white wine pass, then disappear quickly. Then comes toast (ha, the PX which asserts itself). After aeration, cut grass, dry tobacco smoke and sweet vanilla persist.
    • Taste
      Smoke, tree moss, medicinal phenol. In short, typical Laphroaig; but also with a honeyed layer over which softens this peat.
    • Finish
      Average final. A pinch of white pepper, smoke, but also sweet sweetness. The reduction here is somewhat felt, I can detect watery waves.

  155. mbinder scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A super nice and succulent Laphroaig. I never manage to pour in a second or third glass
    • Nose
      Pear, Kischen, Kuhstall, little smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily, not very medical
    • Finish
      medium to long, small pleasant schaerfe, licorice, Kraeuter, very pleasant

  156. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good laphroaig. The Quarter Cask wins the match of the best value for money, but the PX is above in quality. Maybe a bit below the 2011 version.
    • Nose
      A sweetish but relatively complex laphroaig, on peat, caramel, praline butter cream, vanilla, ashes, earth, orange peel and a lot of wood ...
    • Taste
      A whole peat, sugar, wood, vanilla, associates pleasant notes of medicinal plants. The texture is oily. the PX is not exuberant ... There is also bitterness, more memory than the PX 2011.
    • Finish
      Long, smoke, herbs.

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