Laphroaig Quarter Cask

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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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€ 41.99

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

129 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.93 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Jordanite scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Quarter casks are a neat way to accelerate the aging process by increasing the wood influence in a given space of time (more surface area) whilst avoiding the often unenjoyable woodiness of virgin oak. The key Laphroaig flavours are all there – peach, smoke and iodine – so if that is your thing then there isn't much to complain about. That being said, most other Islay distilleries offer more compelling options for only a little more money.

  5. MarcinCh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet peat. Hospital. Bandages. Maybe a dentist, but in a better, sweeter way. Salt. Sea breeze. Salty caramel. Maybe even some peanut butter. For this strength and age, the alcohol is well covered. Smoke. The aromas in the nose change. It is comprehensive.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Medicine definitely stands out at the beginning. Medical peat. Salt. Lots of spices. Pepper, ginger. Spicy. Then saltiness and sweetness again. Salty caramel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke. Sweetness and salt. Salty caramel. Smoke and medication again. There are also spices. Chili, ginger. The salty, sweet and medicinal aromas remain for a long time. Long finish.

  6. erwinnlim scored this whisky 79 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

  7. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. JVS2020 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, medicinal, seaweed, citrus fruit and mint.
    • Taste
      First smoke and salt, then sweeter with orange, vanilla and lemon.
    • Finish
      Medium and ash.

      Tasty whisky for a great price! Recommended!

  10. Don Cassi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Typical Laphi in the nose: somewhat dusty, medicinal, iodine, maritime and of course smoky. Later also various spices.

    Nice and full and woody-fruity in the mouth, the alcohol content should not be lower.

    The finish is characterized by the chocolaty wood, coffee, the smokiness and the maritime fruitiness, which alternate constantly.
    Length: 7/10

    Fantastic PLV, I don't know of any other malt that offers so much for so little money.

    Grade: 2+


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