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Laphroaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.04/100
votes
743
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 5:13 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 186.96

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 18-year-old

116 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.04 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
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      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. uap304 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Laphroaig 18-year @48%

    My second bottle and I just don't get it. The 10-year is so incredible, but this takes away the vibrancy and I can't really pick up on any added complexity. I'll probably try for another bottle because I'm weak, but meh.
    • Nose
      Classic Laphroaig peat. Definitely tamed and toured with the extra years. Some vanilla and rather prominent oak.
    • Taste
      Full body. Not a problem. Peaty and woody.
    • Finish
      Dry, peaty, some bitter oak.

  3. Grutslurp scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Decent middle aged peaty whisky. I am starting to think that I prefer my peated whiskies young though. At least Laphroaigs, as I prefer QC, 10 CS and Cairdeas 2013 to this 18 year old.
    • Nose
      A softer and more restrained peatiness than younger Laphroaigs. Pine, liquorice, mint and dry oak. A hint of tropical fruits in the background.
    • Taste
      Bitter with liquorice and herbs. Vegetal peat and oak.
    • Finish
      The bitterness remains with oak and liquorice. A little ash too.

  4. Stef89 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Laphroaig, deliciously sweet smoky.
    • Nose
      Sweetish peat and smoke, fruity, citrus. Some grilled meat, vanilla, a little orange
    • Taste
      Light pepper, sweet peat and smoke again. Fruity, citrus, also some caramel. Creamy structure, soft mouth feel. Tropical fruit now also continues.
    • Finish
      Light peppers still, again sweet smoke, fruity, vanilla, long finish. Soft and smooth, peach.

  8. 123Mike123 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    It´s a pity that this great stuff isn´t available anymore. I really like the smoothness and balanced mouthfeel!
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      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great, complex whisky!
    • Nose
      Fine, elegant smoky note, which is still immediately recognizable as Laphroaig. Phenolic medicated with lots of iodine and some tar. Then, however, the flavors behind them will show up as well. Sweet malt, nuts, salty caramel and some light fruit.
    • Taste
      Slight tingling on the tongue. Spicy start with strong oak. The smoke is there too, but not too present, especially on the palate. Slowly gets a little sweeter with a touch of dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Long and warm. The plume of smoke stops in the throat.

  10. mr_braun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great thing, unfortunately only very expensive to buy.
    • Nose
      If you are used to the 10 year old Laphroaig is a very atypical nose. Much more elegant and set with a decent campfire cargo paired with great sparkling citrus notes. Vanilla is also clearly noticeable. Very balanced and harmonious. A great nose!
    • Taste
      In the mouth then much more typical at the beginning with phenolic hints. The longer the Dram lingers in the mouth, the more it shows its power and the oak spiciness comes out well. Beautifully mouth-filling with smoke, oak and light citrus sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium to long - an interplay with smoke / ash - barrel wort. Slightly dry without becoming bitter.

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