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Overall rating
85.02/100
votes
1162
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L7086MB1
Barcode
5010019640161
Added on
22 Jun 2013 5:50 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40,66

74 × in wishlist

1162 × member ratings

4009 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

108 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.02 points

  1. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    If the 10 is the pure expression of that salty, seaweed type of wet smoke, then this is a more complex and rich, dryer charcoal type of smoke that fills your entire mouth. Overall a superb effort from Laphroaig, considering the price.

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    If you're looking for a punch of peat at a very accessible price, this is the dram for you. Although a NAS, I'd pick this over the classic 10 any day
    • Nose
      Strong punch of medicinal peat. There is also overwhelming oak notes here which in a way somewhat mask how strong the peat notes are. Giving it time, some vanillas as well.
    • Taste
      Honey sweetness and herbal, medicinal pear. Loads of oak tannins present here (perhaps a little too much)
    • Finish
      The oaky tannins continue here

  3. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Young classic Laphroaig with great value for money, well balanced
    • Nose
      Smoke, medicated phenol, iodine ointment, swamp gases, old bicycle tube, some vanilla and caramel, smoked ham, sorrel, a little citrus
    • Taste
      Smoke, iodine, intense toffee sweetness, cough syrup, pepper, some grass and burning hay bales
    • Finish
      Spicy, long and smoky

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Top quality for a small price.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat (smoke) is there, but less medicinal (the note is there, of course), more like campfire, seaweed, sea spray, cold ash. Vanilla, lemon, earthy, moss, fishing trawler, oak wood, a little sweet.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, soft, mossy, earthy, peat, vanilla, caramel, black tea
    • Finish
      90 90
      Smoky, ashy, oak flavor, sweetness, dark chocolate, becoming dry, medium to long. Maritime associations again.

  7. wembleytor scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Nose lets you know just what's coming. Peaty, sea spray, plenty of organic compounds you'd measure in ppm. Unmistakably Islay. On the palate there's a lot going on for a NAS, maybe its the smaller cask. Everything from the nose is on show, plus a pepperiness that comes through, then the smoky finish. Less medicinal than my preconception, though hints of those flavours. A lot of bang for your buck here.

  8. TheTastyNoser scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Very typical. Smoke and peat. The number one go-to whisky in this regard.
    • Nose
      Smoke, peat.
    • Taste
      Smoke, peat, sea.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste.

  9. g00se scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Strongly smoky. Unfortunately oxidizes extremely quickly, so you have to hold on: D

  10. keba9591 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

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