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Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
923
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L330257A
Barcode
5010019637086
Added on
22 Jun 2013 5:44 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 189,26

98 × in wishlist

923 × member ratings

4572 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 18-year-old

125 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. DoctorK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Laphroaig at it´s best, the 18 Y imho represents the character of the distilery like no other bottling, except the CS. The 18 years in the cask took a bit of the alcohol edge and therefore added some nice compexity. Smoke, iodine, salt, wood and phenol, an amazing dram. Get it while you can
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A Laph right in his boots, a classic French GDS. He was a very good Q / P, no more now.
    It lacks complexity elsewhere.
    • Nose
      A carnivorous peat, on the smoking of meat or fish. There is salt and this medicinal side of Laphroaig. A nice nose.
    • Taste
      Light attack, it rises crescendo during the tasting.
      Always on peat oil, smoking fish. Spices make their appearance and a vegetal side.
    • Finish
      Average length on cocoa, gourmet and vanilla peat. There is also this side leather that I did not have before but that is very pleasant.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A lovely aged, peated dram. Wish the nose was as complex as the palate. Great nonetheless. 
    • Nose
      Light peat. Varnished wood. Baked apples. Vanilla. Sea spray. Marine rocks.
    • Taste
      Big salty peat. Wood soaked in salt water, like an old boat. Big oak note. More apples, fresh. Iodine. Smoked snoek (a tasty fish). 
    • Finish
      Long. Salty, rich maritime notes and dry wood. 

  5. DenisL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Fine Whisky (88)
    • Nose
      Pharmacy, sweet ointment, fruit notes, vanilla ... deeper farm, machine oil and salt, extinct candle (22)
    • Taste
      Salt, Fruit, Ashes, Cream (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, vanilla salt, iodine, smoked meats, ointment, pharmacy (22)

  6. robain scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
      citrus, peat, smoke,
    • Taste
      85 85
      little bit sweaty, oak, smoke, tar,
    • Finish
      89 89
      hints of vanilla, chocolate, and peat

  7. mosesumike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    First of all said one of the best 18s I own. This velvety delicate despite plenty of alcohol is very special. The sea air nose and the taste of salty, sweet, fruity to smoky. Everything is there. Fantastic. House whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very special is the combination of fresh sea breeze with nutty chocolate notes. Everything also makes a very set impression. With peaty maltiness, sweet candies and spicy but wonderfully subtle smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Everything in the middle weight class but wonderfully creamy. With leathery smoke and always sweet with bitter notes, but not disturbing. Fruity and floral rather graßig with earthy ash. It still salty caramel with citrus notes. A poem.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very tender, soft and still long. Peppery with a metallic finish but not too bitter. Very special and always sweet.

  8. Bretorianer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great smoky-sweet malt. The aromas are well balanced and the smoke is well integrated. Very interesting and nice smoky-sweet mouthfeel. For 140 € but very expensive. The Talisker 18J says more to me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      pleasant smoke (phenolic-sweet); maritime salty note; beautiful sweetness behind it; spices; very pleasant
    • Taste
      89 89
      superficially smoky with notes of peat; behind it fine pronounced sweetness; spicy oak; lies pleasantly oily in the mouth
    • Finish
      87 87
      strong smoky; spicy; nice sweetie; no bitterness; the smoke lasts a long time; minimal and pleasant iodine note

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