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Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB43079
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red stripe
Bottled
2004
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LU27808
Added on
01 Jul 2013 9:10 pm
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Average value

€ 389.00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty good
    • Nose
      88 88
      Just little peaty and smoky, fruity, apple, pear, mango, some seabreeze
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, fruity, apple juice, fine peat and smoke, more salty, spicy
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, fruity

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice classic modern style laphroaig with no imperfections

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Code: LU29436 10:02
    • Nose
      Very phenolic and peaty initially, but after a few minutes in glass, the peat begins to take a bit of a back seat -- now there's vanilla, caramel, and toffee (probably from the bourbon casks) but you can also tastes the sweet sherry in this. 
    • Taste
      A wonderful sweet-phenolic one-two punch! A good balance. I would prefer this to be more obviously fruity than syrupy, but for a "10" year old, I cannot really complain. Not terribly complex, but it's highly enjoyable. 
    • Finish
      Lingering sweetness. Stewed pears and cooked strawberries along with the peat. There's good power in this.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Islay und Laphroaig at its best.
    • Nose
      Der Rauch, obgleich ordentlich phenolisch, hält sich etwas im Hintergrund und sorgt so dafür, dass frische Aprikosen und Pfirsiche die Nase umschmeicheln. Mit einer salzigen Meeresbrise wirkt leicht und erfrischend in der Nase.  
    • Taste
      Im Antritt kräftiger Rauch und Asche, aber gleich kommen auch die Aprikosen und nun auch Birnen und grüne Äpfel. Eiche schiebt schon recht früh nach, Kräuter und Lakritz kommen, werden aber durch einen Löffel Honig nicht zu dominant. Teerpappe und feuchter Asphalt.
    • Finish
      Lang und leicht trocken. Erkalteter Rauch eines Lagerfeuers, getrocknete Aprikosen, Salz und Lakritz.

  6. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Rich, deep gold

    Nose: Powerfull, smoke and earthy aromas, seaweed

    Body: Full bodied

    Taste: Massive peat smoke, huge flavour, complex, seashore salt, fading sweetness at the finish

    Finish: Long and savoury

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