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Laphroaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.95/100
votes
626
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 750 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L330257A
Barcode
5010019637086
Added on
22 Jun 2013 5:13 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Tastingtags

105 Notes

DoctorK
Expert Junior DoctorK Review note
03 Sep 2017 12:53 pm
DoctorK gave this whisky 91 points

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

Weighted Rate
90.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
92
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mema82
Expert Senior mema82 Review note
04 Jan 2018 4:51 am
mema82 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
88
Briebump
Member Junior Briebump Review note
02 Dec 2017 5:18 pm
Briebump gave this whisky 97 points

Super Laphroaig, komplex, elegant, trotzdem stark und praegnant!

Weighted Rate
97.3
Nose
96
Initial taste
99
Body
98
Finish
97
Price
97
Presentation
96
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
27 Nov 2017 11:47 am
spigray gave this whisky 88 points

rated price is 55eu (when it was launched)

Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
88
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
27 Nov 2017 11:57 am
spigray gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

medicinal, iodine, ozone, peat smoke, coal smoke too. all that embedded in a thick layer of sherry and some oak. cannot get much fruity aromas. maybe a teaspoon of orange jam and some vanilla.
nevertheless , there is a certain sweetness in the background. lovely nose!

Taste

sweet peat, quite some vanilla, a nice balance between the peat and the sherry. and there´s a dryness creeping on my tongue that is very pleasant. quite some oak but not really disturbing.
there are two seconds in every sip where I get passion fruit but it´s only a short flash of it.

Finish

long, dry, laphroaigish

Comments

very good but not as elegant as the 15 yo.
88/100

Rien
Expert Senior Rien Review note
28 Oct 2017 7:09 pm
Rien gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
My Collection
Blo
Expert Senior Blo Tasting note
26 Oct 2017 9:16 pm
Blo gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Une tourbe douce et ronde, de la vanille, de la viande fumée et peut être un peu d'eucalyptus qui apporte de la fraîcheur bienvenue à l'ensemble. Assez rond et beaucoup moins "brut" que la plupart des Laphroaig. 

Taste

Attaque vive et piquante, qui s'adoucie très rapidement, la tourbe est présente mais plus fondue qu'au nez, comme un gout de légume vanillé... Ca n'a pas l'air très sexy dit comme ça, mais en fait, c'est plutot pas mal... 

Finish

Assez fugace, un peu sucrée, avec comme un arôme léger de bonbon en poudre.

Comments

Bien mieux que le 10 ans. Au prix original (65€) c’était une bonne affaire, à celui d'aujourd'hui, je passe mon tour...

Bottles are meant to be opened and tasted, not stared in a shelve !
mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
09 Oct 2017 10:24 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
88
Whisky-Tester
Expert Senior Whisky-Tester Review note
31 Jul 2017 12:29 am
Whisky-Tester gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
89
Presentation
90
jeoff
Member Senior jeoff Review note
30 Jul 2017 2:38 pm
jeoff gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
86
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
86

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