Laphroaig An Cuan Mòr

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels & European Oak
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
19 Sep 2013 6:57 am

Average value

€ 113.15

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig An Cuan Mòr

89 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very mild whisky that looks very light. He is quite complex, for me, however, lacks the emphasis that a Laphroaig should actually have. I have to correct myself, the emphasis comes from the second sip too, yet it seems filigree. Is a very successful whisky that is able / was to tap new shoppers, which was certainly its purpose in travel value. Personally, he is a bit too smooth.
    • Nose
      First, ripe peaches and seaweed, only after a few moments does phenolic smoke with mineral notes, iodine and carbite, a touch of disinfectant. The nose looks very delicate, the smoke is also rather restrained. This does not change with durability, but this brings out more caramel and a slightly artificial candy note, overall it looks a bit darker now. A dark malt-disinfectant combination establishes itself as the main note. Again and again boiled peaches flash up. Warms dominated by a peaty dark toffee note, the acidic disinfectant becomes a marginal phenomenon. The nose is now expected to be much richer.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it is similarly restrained and soft, but actually everything from the nose can be found here. The mouthfeel is slightly oily and the alcohol is well integrated. Significant acidity runs from the bottom up through the mouth while on the tongue cooked peaches with blockade sauce dance. Slowly, a pinch of pepper comes on. Even when leaving, there is only an idea of ​​bitterness. The second sip of the oak becomes clearer, but remains altogether discreet.
    • Finish
      The finish itself is naturally long, and also noticeably warms as the sweetness goes down and ashes remain on the tongue. The oak does not matter anymore. In the end slightly sugary, like starch.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great Laphroaig which is characterized by a greasy smoked meat note. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      A typical Laphroaignase pours out of the glass. The nose begins its work in a greasy and peaty way, the smoked meat becomes more intense and mineral peat becomes slightly smoky. Sweet vanilla and malted barley exude a wonderful Islay aroma.
    • Taste
      Dirty and stinging peat dominates the first impression. Again this greasy smoke and mineral notes. Now wood flavors are noticeable which easily gain in sharpness. Sweetness and a touch of fruit emerge behind the intense peat note, subtle smoke completes a great taste experience.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a harsh, yet sweet peat note. Discreetly sharp wood aromas rise from the peat, mineral and floral notes show up. For a long time, the finish exudes a chubby warm mouthfeel.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Arguably the best NAS Laphroaig in the current OB range. Beats the Lore, Brodir, 1815 and Triple Wood.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A salty smoke, medicinal, farmy notes, hay, Dijon mustard, pu-erh tea, vanilla, lavender, some citrus fruits, salted caramel, walnuts and a touch of mint.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A greasy smokiness, medicinal, black pepper, sandal wood, piccalilly, liquorice, some citrus fruits and vanilla.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long: campfire like wood smoke, herbal (tarragon), seaweed, salted black liquorice.

  4. Gere scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A nice smoky note mixes with the sweetness of vanilla. Roasted aromas are also noticeable, such as caramel and chocolate. On the very edge there is also a flowery note to it seems to be quite lavender even though quite and really.
    • Taste
      First, the delicately sweet smoke dominates. Then add vanilla and malt notes.
    • Finish
      Also in the finish dominates first the tender sweetness of smoke before he is caught up by the alcoholic strength. If the alcohol gives off a nice campfire remains where you sit still long.

  5. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very strong. Smoke gets straight in your nose. He does not dominate but is well integrated. Behind it maritime notes. Citrus fruits. Peppermint. Vanilla. Caramel. Walnuts. Wet wood. Coffee beans.
    • Taste
      Spicy start. A lot of pepper. Bitter oranges. Dark chocolate. Coffee beans. Salt. Wet wood.
    • Finish
      Long. Peat smoke. Drying. Cocoa.

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice dirty Laphroaig ;-) I like the intense oak character in the end.
    • Nose
      Salt, floral notes, massive peat smoke but it fades a little bit as soon as it is in the glass a little longer. Something leathery, "farm flavors", slightly dried hay and citrus flavors
    • Taste
      Peat, citrus fruits, a lot of oak, salt, a little honey, malt, liquorice
    • Finish
      Long lasting and a bit bitter. Some oak in the end.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Too bad he does not wear age. The distinct oak taste in the finish but suggests that some older barrels have found their way into this bottling. A very nice malt!
    • Nose
      Rich, thick and full nose. Sweet Roses and peat, wonderfully coordinated. As soon as the nose gets used to the peat, the scent of a wildflower meadow comes to the fore.
    • Taste
      Very creamy mouthfeel. Slightly medically, but tipping directly into sweetness. Salty sea breeze. Salmiak and tar, as well as the sweetness of wildflower honey.
    • Finish
      Long and creamy. Oak shapes the finish.

  8. dandyman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A decent NAS Laphroaig, fine but passionless. A recommendation especially if you're into the more austere and oaky side of Laphroaig.

    One dram note.
    • Nose
      The first sniff offers old acquaintances, hemp rope, tar, some iodine, roasted beef steak, diesel exhaust fumes, some sea spray, a little clam shells, some rust, moments later a berry cotton candy note evolves and is alongside a tarry hemp rope note the most prominent one.
    • Taste
      A little boisterous on the arrival, austere and sweet at the same time, some iodine, tar, hemp rope, candy corn, some oak sap, dry, a little unbalanced, even harsh at the first sip, but evolves nicely, big body as usual with NCF Laphroaigs.
    • Finish
      a little blunt and austere woodiness (european oak), tarry hemp rope, some cotton candy, a hint of iodine, dry, medium to long.

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    An extremely spicy representative of its kind, literally peppery, with a lot of sparkling / fresh oak - a little like a wine barrel maturation without wine.
    Still very tasty, but I would always prefer the Lore (for the same price) or the Quarter Cask (for the half price).
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Kaleva scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky despite the fact that it’s NAS. Very “Laphroaigy” expression with proper strengths and medicinal nature, however, it’s quite rounded. Very good balance and overall drinkability. Quite expensive as for NAS but worth the price on my opinion.
    • Nose
      Smoky, slightly medicinal, maritime (seaweed, oysters), wood ashes, damp earth, dried fruits (apricots and raisins), honey and caramel notes, marmalade, some lemon. Water opens up farmy notes and fruit acid drops
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet and salty, smoky and ashy, phenolic, iodine, brine, lemon peel, some green apple notes
    • Finish
      Rather long, slowly getting dry, a bit oaky, salty, nutty


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