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Overall rating
83.19/100
votes
1313
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5010019640260
Added on
22 Jun 2013 5:37 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.42

62 × in wishlist

1313 × member ratings

4506 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

124 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.19 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Administrator

    A revelation to some but simply disgusting to others, Laphroaig 10 is arguably the most intense of all Single Malts. Your taste buds are shocked by the unfamiliar, dominated by dry peatiness. The nose reminds of an old steam engine, road tar and burned rubber. Rotting seaweed, iodine and mineral notes combine with chimney smoke, TCP and a cold ashtray. Flavorwise, an overwhelming phenolic blast subdues the underlying sweetness. Crisp oak and salty dryness characterize the peaty finish. Whether you love it or hate it, you will never forget it!

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Value (£28) : 6/10
    • Nose
      Medicinal peat upfront, but not as intense as I had expected. Some light vanilla notes and caramels as well.
    • Taste
      More peat here, but again not as much as I would have expected. slight Honey sweetness with bitter notes of coffee.
    • Finish
      The peat is most evident here on the finish

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The regular 10 year old didn't cross my path for at least 5 years now. It's still ok, with the typical medicinal and coastal profile, but also a lot more woody and dusty than I remember.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Blo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nice one, with a quite singular profile. But too reduced. Not my favourite among the entry-level Islayers, but a must try. Lacks a bit more ABV and complexity to get an higher score in my view.
    (Why did they coloured it ?)
    • Nose
      Vanilla, medicinal peat (it smells a bit the hospital, or old people's home). Clear influence of ex bourbon wood. A bit sugarry. Not too weak at 40%. The more aeration it gets, the less the peat is present.
    • Taste
      Yeah, the medicinal notes are more present than on the nose. So is the reduction, unfortunately... This a bit too weak despite a nice profile, with vanilla, meds. Not very complex but it works.
    • Finish
      Medium, on medicinal peat.

  5. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

  7. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      thin roses, floral fruits, hints of smoke and delicate
    • Taste
      82 82
      peated with hints of fruits, salty tastes
    • Finish
      83 83
      ginger and nut, medium to short

  8. Mordeth scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. volker40sw scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-07-2020.

  10. Alessandr0 scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    The aroma of a new leather jacket, lacquer, paint, taste, something unclear, bitter chemical. In general, the impression is ambiguous.

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