Laphroaig Triple Wood

Overall rating
85.08/100
votes
109
Whiskybase ID
WB42888
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter, Oloroso Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5010019636775
Added on
22 jun 2013 5:52 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.74

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109 × member ratings

299 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Triple Wood

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.08 points.

  1. GlasMost scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I just compared the triple wood to the Ardbeg Grooves and found some similarities. Both more on the sweet side which I a very fond of. I really underrated triple wood when I tried it the first time. Guess they had some batch variations but it could almost stand up against the Grooves at one third of the price.

  2. dandyman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Probably the most 'leafy' and 'green' Laphroaig expression I have yet encountered, it really reminds me of a walk in a damp autumn forest on a foggy day, with somebody burning a huge pile of damp foliage somewhere near.
    I remember when the triple wood launched, Laphroaig did a live tasting event from Spain. The first bottles were a pure clash between Sherry and Laphroaig, way too heavily sherried and unbalanced imo, fortunately that changed over the years.
    This 2013 expression stands out because of it's pretty unusual autumnesk flavour profile, it also has a nice balance and is probably one of the last core expression bottlings that still provides that really dirty Laphroaig profile with very little vanilla complementing. Add the fact that it's literally devoid of any 'off'-notes, thus this is definitely a notch higher scorewise than other batches of the Triple Wood I've encountered.
    If it had more depth to it would've even scored 2-3 points higher, but unfortunately it flattens pretty rapidly, good stuff nevertheless.
    • Nose
      very 'green' initially, chlorophyll, a damp foliage fire, dirty, earthy, then tcp, iodine, heavily overbrewed cheap green tea, tar, lumps of coal, autumn leaves, some nutmeg, potatoes, later heavy notes of cloves, as well as resin and bark.
      with water a cheap musk note develops, evolving into some ginger, some pinesap, becoming very 'green' again,
      overall the nose is really 'dry', and almost completely devoid of any vanilla, really 'dirty' with substantial 'oomph' to it.
    • Taste
      'green' and dry arrival, tcp, iodine, cloves, green tea, earth, peat, some anisseed, a little hay, diesel, voluptuous body, big, smooth, greasy, very 'leafy' and autumnesque, nice balance with some depth, there's the most subtle sherry cask influence to be found as in a somehow classy wood note that really ties this together and rounds it off.
    • Finish
      tcp, iodine, band aids, medicine chest, leafy, autumn, medium length.

  3. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Very special painting, not for everyone
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, menthol, sal ammoniac, medicated, musty algae, herbs
    • Taste
      light sweetness, pepper, peat, smoke, BBQ, menthol, herbal schnapps
    • Finish
      long, citrus fruit, licorice, herbs

  4. Stef89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Until now, all Lafroaig whiskys are very good to me and this is no exception. He is clearly deeper and more complex than the 10-year-old, but I would like to test him again at the Quarter Cask.
    • Nose
      Deep tones of wood followed by the famous smoky medicinal notes of the Laphroaig's (iodine, camphor, tar). You can make the smells of the Makers Mark Bourbon barrels excellent, Vanilla, wet hay, peat, juniper and bitter chocolate. A beautiful complex composition.
    • Taste
      A nice full mouthfeel, slightly greasy. He is unusually sweet for a Laphroaig. Deep medicinal and peat aromas, with notes of orange peel, vanilla, butter toffee, sweet sherry and salty spices. Then more fruity notes come from tuttifrutti. Very pleasant.
    • Finish
      He has a long and complex aftertaste with many medicinal and salty notes. Followed by a long and pleasant sweetness of vanilla.

  6. Max Power scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. vb_bembel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Molasses and oily toffee. Walnuts, notes. Cool wood smoke, almond, and passion fruit.
    • Taste
      Dry and medicinal, with exotic spices, perhaps even some turmeric. The palate is surprisingly savoury at firs. The sherry notes are there too.
    • Finish
      Oaked. The mustiness carries into the finish, which lasts for a good while, with oily spices and dried fruit.

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      90 90

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