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Single Malt
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48.0 % Vol.
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22 Jun 2013 5:50 pm

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€ 41.57

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

119 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.96 points

  1. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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. 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.

  3. erwinnlim scored this whisky 81 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. Value (£29) : 8/10
    • 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

  4. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. snaotheus scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Smoke, cloves, oak, something grassy and fresh about it.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Again, surprising grassy freshness. Peaty with a little bit of a fuel characteristic. Turns vague stone-fruity, a little oak.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Peat dissipates fast at first and then a light smoke lingers, vanilla and cloves.

  8. Saftkenner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice standard bottling with a great price-performance ratio, which I prefer to the 10-year-old (with 40%) due to the higher drinking strength. With the Quarter Cask, however, you should definitely empty the bottle within three quarters of a year, otherwise it will lose the beautiful banana aroma behind the smoke and become increasingly bitter, tarry and later almost inedible.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nice, strong and fresh smoke, vanilla, seaweed, lime, delicate oak spice, cup cake. Pineapples and bananas, including banana bread, hide behind the smoke.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Powerful start, well-integrated alcohol.
      Smoke, oak spice, pineapple, light tannins, vanilla, salt, peanuts, gauze bandage.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length. Smoke, vanilla and light tannins are left behind.

  9. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Batches vary, but generally over the years you get a good, powered up (48% avb) version of LP that many regard superior to the 10 for only a few bucks more. In a way the QC is the "poor man's cask strength" at a discount price. And that's meant as a compliment. :-)


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