Laphroaig An Cuan Mòr

Overall rating
85.91/100
votes
690
Whiskybase ID
WB44586
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels & European Oak
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L323157B
Barcode
5010019637567
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
19 sep 2013 6:57 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 129.19

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig An Cuan Mòr

89 users have left 99 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.91 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. stalker1971 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    An obviously young, strong and good Laphi, showing lots of smoke, salt and herbal notes!
    Beautiful color, but unfortunately the caramel color is...
    • Nose
      83 83
      strong smoke, honey, herbs, heather, salt;
    • Taste
      82 82
      creamy, strong, medicinal smoke, iodine, herbs and a lot of salt, spice, some vanilla, sweetness, looks quite "youthful";
    • Finish
      82 82
      good, medium-length finish, more smoke, herbs and salt in the aftertaste;

  5. ZLako scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sample from a fellow whisky conoisseur.

    N: Laphroaig and all it's qualities. Iodine and maritime smoke. Wonderful. Vanilla sweetness with a hint of chocolate. Lovely stewed fruits and fresh fruits. Medicinal stash. (88)

    P: Peat. Iodine and sea salt. Vanilla with fresh fruits. Some honey with bananas! Pepper rush. The 48% abv. is very well integrated. And I do think they used good casks for this! (89)

    F: Medium finish. With nice peat, salt and pepper. Some sweetness and dryness remains. (85)

    Overall this is a lovely expression from Laphroaig. I wish more of their core range tasted like this.

    88 / 89 / 85 = 87.3333 --> 87 pts / 100

  6. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Laphroaig. Wonderful!
    Reminds me both in the nose and in the taste of the 10yo Cask Strength Batches that I already had in the glass. At least if you have added some water to them. Only in the finish do you notice that it is not quite as voluminous.
    Still a great bottling and my favorite among the NAS Laphroaigs so far.

  7. eselsim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    21/21/21/21
    More medicinal, vanilla, gym smell, rubber, paint, lemoncakes, thick smoke

  8. Whiskygimple scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. ailean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  10. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    First fill bourbon casks made from American white oak, finished in European oak casks. This Laphroaig was matured in normal ex-Bourbon casks and allowed to mature in European oak casks. This results in a harmonious combination of the smoke typical of Laphroaig, the soft caramel aromas of the bourbon casks and the fruity aroma of the European oak casks. His name stands for the great ocean.

  11. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    22-22-21-22

  12. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My favorite of all these travel exclusive NAS from Laphroaig and even better then the Lore for that matter.

  13. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 10-14-2021.

  14. keizerjos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fine nose with of course some smoke but also perfumed aromas of sweet soft fruit, vanilla and chocolate. Promising and time-consuming nosing.
    The taste is pleasant, the whisky does not deny its peat production, but leaves plenty of room for honey, vanilla, sweets - nougat and bananas.
    The aftertaste leaves some pepper and the peat lingers pleasantly for a while.
    Fine whisky.

  15. Don Cassi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    In the nose sweet / sour and medium smoky, a bit maritime and floral. Neither fruit nor vanilla (only later) can really be made out. Overall relatively reserved and not as "in the face" as some of his brothers. Still a bit stinging in the nose, but not from the alcohol. I would probably not have guessed a Laphi blindly.

    In the mouth, the impression from the nose is reflected, but there is also a good portion of ash. In addition, a strong white wine note. The 48% are well involved.

    The wine note also determines the finish, spicy and sour, it lays over the ash and oak notes.
    Length: 5/10

    A special Laphi bottling due to the sour notes, but too out of round for me. In comparison, I prefer the Quarter Cask or Triple Wood brothers.

    Grade: 2+

  16. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is the best (modern) OB Laphroaig besides the CS bottlings and maybe the 18-yo.
    I even like it better than the Cairdeas bottlings 2014-2020, although that is not a difficult accomplishment IMHO.
    It has the smoke, ash and sweetness of the rest (10-yo, QC & triple wood) but adds some meat and further sweetness. That is a welcome change to the otherwise overwhelming smoke and sweetness and otherwise nothing of the other OB's.
    I only got one bottle and won't be buying more.
    I'll spend my money on the older bottlings and IB's if I can find them for a reasonable price.
    Which is not very likely....

  17. marmeladow scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasting 38 days after uncorking, bottle well half empty.
    Positive development has become more complex and rounded.

    All in all, a very good, but somewhat overpriced Laphroaig with a special design. Laphroaig can do it easily, but it is also easy to pay for.
    From a price-performance point of view, I prefer the less interesting and less complex QC.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Rauch (medicinal smoke and ham, reminiscent of smoked beer): Maritime notes, iodine, sweetness, vanilla, caramel, honey, heather (lavender), raisin, fruits (apricot)
    • Taste
      92 92
      Similar to nosing. Salty spiciness paired with a complex, non-dominant, but clear impression of the peat fumigation meets creamy sweetness, fresh fruit, raisins and a lot of influence from good ex-bourbon barrels with vanilla and caramel. Very pleasant mouthfeel, the 48% are well integrated
    • Finish
      92 92
      long and very impressive, becomes drier, salty and later develops a distinct peppery oak flavor with additional notes of liquorice

  18. Malthead19 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    - a very strong Lappi,
    - very intense, smoky, earthy, maritime, slightly salty
    - nice mix between smoke, a salty-sweet note
    - I like the taste better than the BRODIR (Batch 1, 2 & Final Batch), and also better than the 10 J. SHERRY
    - tastes very similar to Lagavulin 9. J. GoT
    - but for about 75 € the bottle but then for my feeling not enough "special" taste
    • Nose
      classic typical Lappi smoke, sweetness, salty, maritime note, lavender
    • Taste
      aromatic onset, lots of smoke aroma, stays in the mouth for a long time, very astringent, lots of spiciness, coffee,
    • Finish
      medium long but intense finish ;
      long, very smoky, spicy aftertaste

  19. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty promising on the nose but cannot catch up on the palate and rather short finish
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense, peaty, smoky, meaty, little fruity, honey, iodine, medicinal, hints of vanilla - pretty good
    • Taste
      84 84
      Punchy, oily, peaty, cold ashes, cigar tobacco, herbal, smoky, subtle sweetness, little honey, dry hay
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium short, warm, more herbal, a tad bitter

  20. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  21. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice Laphroaig, hardly sweet, which I like.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. 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.

  24. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 24℃

    Viewing Eyes: Golden smelling Nose: burnt food, sweetness of scallops, seaweed shrimp skin soup, spearmint gum, refreshing sea breath, yellow rock sugar, ripe yellow fruits (papaya, loquat), fresh cream. It smells very stretchy, reminds me of fresh and juicy meat, grilled sea fish on open fire, smoked octopus, typical Laffert taste Palate: very strong disinfectant, white pills, ginger slices, charred wood, medium bitterness, Slightly salty. Seaweed egg and egg soup, tomato bottoms, scallops, sea salt, mouthwash, row of grass, white pepper, bay leaves and coriander seeds. The bitter taste brought by the burnt paste, mixed with disinfectant, seems to be the commonality of most of Lafferg I have drunk.
    Finish: Long, black pepper, fine sand wetted by sea water, white shells, back to the body of the wine: Medium, oily, without tannins, the wine is smooth and slightly irritating

    Nose: 87/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86/100

    Overall: A very "Lavuge" version, very marine style.

  25. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  26. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very complex smoker with special aromas
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, light sweetness, floral (lavender?)
    • Taste
      Peaty, sweet, oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      bit bitter, oak, light sweetness, persistent

  27. 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

  28. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Calmar scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Simple, emasculated whisky, when compared with Lore, then with equal strength neither density nor saturation, there is no personality, no guts, so to speak, without an inner core, to some extent even Select looks more honest, I really wanted to finish it, and this I want to, I won’t tell you to pour it, but pour it back and put it in the far corner.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, bonfire flooded with rain, peat water, sweet creamy notes, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Soft, medium saturation, smoke, peat, lemon peel, oak, a feeling of some emptiness.
    • Finish
      The continuation of the taste, smoke, peat, rather slender and again a feeling of emptiness of some kind.

  30. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/06/25/odds-ends-june-2019/

    A sample from Laphroaig’s Feis Ile Open Day in 2018, kept and tried a year later.

    C: Decent whisky certainly, but at £83 for a 70cl travel retail bottle is a push given the standard 10yo is significantly cheaper and of a similar standard.

  31. 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

  32. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      peat, iodine, seaweed, pear, vanilla, bbqed beef, green tea and peaches. Quite interesting combination
    • Taste
      81 81
      malty, briny, white pepper and iodine, less interesting than the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      ashy, peaty, quite long, oregano, thyme and other green herbs.

  33. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bacon / smoke; maritime; Iodine; clearly herbs; Fruits with honey; something heathen
    • Taste
      Smoke; Salt; maritime and iodine; sweet anyway; becomes very oily; peppery spicy; Oak, becoming slightly bitter; Herbs; gets sweeter in the mouth -> vanilla and honey
    • Finish
      The smoke is getting drier; the mouth also gets slightly dry; Oak; tart, almost tobacco or dark chocolate; Smoke stays in the mouth for a long time with a touch of iodine

  34. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  35. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Strong, medicinal peat, a lot of spice, orange peel, oak, some grass. Spicy, sweet, and full. Nice nose. Mouth: strong peat, strong oak notes, tart, almost bitter, spicy, cloves, oak, pepper. Very intense and unusual. Departure: herb, oak, peat, some salt and menthol. Conclusion: a pretty strong Laphroaig. The oak brings a lot of interesting wood notes, which of course you have to like. I like it.

  36. Martin1965 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very pleasant and delicate smoke, apricots, figs, lavender, honey
    • Taste
      Spicy, coffee, smoky, orange peel, sea flavors
    • Finish
      Long and smoky with chocolate

      Greatly balanced Laphi - everything is perfect - 94 points

  37. RBFB scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  38. dram_on scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Note: tasted side-by-side with PC8 (before that pour), let this pour sit for 20 minutes before nosing and tasting
    Score: 84
    Rationale: see below
    Comment: not bad, better than expected, wish the proof were higher though, has some room to improve
    Updated Comment: it's now been a little over 2 months since I had the first dram from this bottle, it's improved quite a lot ... no longer an 84!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Brine, honey, vanilla, burnt sticks, pears
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salty caramel nuts, ashy wood, white wine
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fairly short, brine, seaweed, vanilla

  39. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    If you shuddered at the mention of Laphroaig matured in first-fill Bourbon barrels, fear not. This is excellent stuff, adding salty caramel, goat's cheese, creamy yoghurt, and a huge helping of cracked back pepper to the already massively complex Islay classic without heaping on unneeded tropical fruit notes and whatnot. Massively herbal and funky / farmy. Looooooong finish.
    Not sure what to make of the unspecified European oak casks that augmented maturation here - were they ex-Sherry butts or new oak? In any case, this is the rare NAS whisky that doesn't feel like a rip-off, and if you can get it for around or below 60 €, I say: go for it. Beats novelty items like the Select, the PX or QA cask or the Four Wood handily. Now, is it THAT much better than the Quarter Cask or the Triple Wood? Hmmmmmh...

  40. Tobias B scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The lavender note this malt offers on the palate is really something else, unique and extraordinary - great art!

  41. 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.

  42. KOQ24 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Strawberries,Smoke,Caramel,Sulphur,Lavender,
    Black Pepper,Herbs

    Taste:
    Oak,Black Pepper,Caramel,Vanilla,Smoke,
    Strawberries,Sugar,Herbs

    Finish:
    Long with a medium to strong Finish

    Overall:
    Sort of a beefed-up Version of the Laphroaig Triple Wood.It's good, but watch out for Oxidation.This one doesn't take air very well.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  43. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  44. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, smoke ash and tobacco, alcohol prominent. Also fruity, plum, and sweet, vanilla. Full smell.
    • Taste
      Salmiak / lakrisal, liquorice. Pepper, peat and smoke. Also a nice sweet taste of vanilla through it. Firm, full flavor.
    • Finish
      Slightly peppery, lakrisal, liquorice. Long, stimulating, tobacco now especially.

  45. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Clearly Laphroaig! An interesting, rather younger malt, not boring, but not complex, with clearly pepper and anise. Unlike the 10-year-old, but I would probably give preference.
    • Nose
      Distinctive, bizzelling alcohol and medical cold campfire, sour limes and sweet wood sugar, vanilla syrup and caramel sweets, spicy and drier in the back. Add some dry apricot with water, later white ground pepper and anise.
    • Taste
      Warming alcohol, a clear sweetness, then more dryness, smoke and acid are clearly through, later - with water - again the white pepper, burnt caramel and slightly bitter anise, reminiscent of Pernod.
    • Finish
      Smoke in the form of a cold campfire! In addition a light, sweet wood note, long and warming, later tea leaves and again the Pernod.

  46. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Laphi, because he has just put off a bit of the hard standard Laphi stuff like the 18's, after that my favorite OA so far.
    • Nose
      First very aromatic, brown sugar, some peaches, ham, seaweed, then the typical smoke with mineral notes, not quite as extreme as other Laphis but just exciting, autumn leaves, later a little caramel and honey notes
    • Taste
      Dry, brown malt, autumn leaves, a little iodine of Laphroaig but not as strong as in other thank goodness, hint of peach, some mineral and seaweed, but little, a little ham with brown sugar dribbles
    • Finish
      Here, too, the ham, but less sweet, the dry-smoky takes over more, coking autumn leaves, malt, iodine and peat

  47. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  48. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  49. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  50. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  51. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  52. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peaty, malty sweetness with a little vanilla hint in the background.
    • Taste
      Iodine, peat, spices, a lot of pepper and the tast of salt comes in at the end. Medium body but rich in flavours.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Peat and iodine stay behind the longest.

  53. 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.

  54. psiiik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  55. Tobias B scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    super balanced, outstanding and definitely worth the price
    • Nose
      sweet corn, lavender, vanilla, the laphroaig typical medicinal nose is less dominant and provides room for the other flavors
    • Taste
      smoked meat - but aside of that really similar to the nose, awesome!
    • Finish
      medium with sweet bacon, hay, orange peel and red currants

  56. 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.

  57. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    According to the new Malt Whisky Yearbook, ACM is going to be discontinued by 2017 and replaced by another NAS called "1815 Edition".

  58. ScottFrench scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    What an entertaining whisky! A bit monolithic, but the notes are accurate, the whole is well chiseled and balanced. A laphroaig as we would like more often! Available for about 100 €.
    • Nose
      dense smoke, thick and oily, with medicinal notes of camphor, antiseptic, dressing but also notes of leather and polish. It is easy to imagine the seaside with notes of salt, iodine, grilled fish. It is also quite sweet and fruity with notes of applesauce, figs, honey. With a little opening, aromas of aromatic plants such as thyme, oregano and tarragon are revealed. It's nicely done!
    • Taste
      very intense with a big puff of smoke in opening and ashes of cigarettes. It is a Laphroaig with a low sugar profile, which highlights the notes of herbs (thyme, oregano, tarragon) and medicinal (antiseptic, camphor). The fruits bring a little complexity (apple, figs, currants) and notes of leather bring relief. At the end of the mouth, freshness is brought by notes of eucalyptus. I confirm what I said about the nose: it's very well damn!
    • Finish
      very intense, but of rather average length, on notes of smoke, cigarette ashes, antiseptic with a powerful and persistent freshness.

  59. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      92 92

  60. Murxus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    somewhat fresh oak, but also some riper notes from elder casks. A whiff off nutty lavender parfume like Bowmores. No replacement for the 18yo, but hopefully it´ll profit from oxidation in the bottle. 86 pts.

    2nd: Nose benefits from longer open bottle, but still a step beyond the former 18yo in intensity. Taste and finish somewhat too much rounded but not bad either. 87 pts.

  61. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung.
    • 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.

  62. Phàdraig scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  63. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  64. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very nice dram. I would put this almost next to the 10 yo CS batches, qualitywise. Its sad that they dont state the age on this one, but its the best NAS Laphroaig I tried so far. Similar to Triple Wood, but with older, high quality casks.
    • Nose
      Salty peat, leather, old lamp oil, petroleum, briny seashore. Dark oaknotes. And behind all that a very nice maltyness. Complex, dense and thick nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sour and salty. Roasted nuts, peat, camphor, european oakwood tannins and nice but not overwhelming sherry sweetness. Oily and rich on the palate. The alcohol is very well integrated but still has enough Oomph to make you smile.
    • Finish
      Long finish on oak, leather and slightly bitterish woodspices.

  65. Numwierum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, sparkling and spicy stinker ... a great Laphroaig!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  66. 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.

  67. MadScientist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  68. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This was a lovely dram, not just a good combination of sweet bourbon and sherry with peat, but also quite dynamic, with the balance between the sweet and peat constantly shifting. 
    • Nose
      Mineral peat. Medicinal notes. The Laphroaig signature. Smoked salmon. Oil smoke and engine grease. Tangerine rind. Wet sea rocks and drying kelp. Mango atchar. Coconut. Dried figs. Zante currants. Woody vanilla. Black pepper. 
    • Taste
      Very aggressive Laphroaig profile here. Iodine. Oily smoke. Mineral peat. Salt. Big spicy note. Pepper. Ginger. Bit of chilli. Then a nice touch of fruit just before the swallow. Pineapple. Dried apricots. Figs. Honey. Vanilla. 
    • Finish
      Long. Absolutely filthy oil smoke and grease. Very peaty. Salt and seaside notes. More smoked salmon. Some undulating cough syrupy notes, figs (definitely some PX influence here) and woodspice. Wine tannins.

  69. worm in a bottle scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    Delightful complexity to the nose. With water all together lighter whisky. More citrus and plenty of vanilla. For my lower than average points explanation is that I just like cask strength and odd ball single casks so much. 
    • Nose
      Smoke,
      engine oil, iodine, dried fruits – dried apricot. Tropical fruits like mango.   After couple of drops of water, a lighter fresher dram with lots of vanilla, citrus notes – lemon, curry notes. Wet dog?
    • Taste
      Medicinal,  burnt wood. Fruity burst. Again the dried
      apricot and mango. With water vanilla. 
    • Finish
      Curry
      powder, old engines, seaweed. With water hints of fresh ginger!

  70. pEpp0 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  71. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Laphroaig 'An Cuan Mor' (48%, OB, travel retail, 2013)  What's really cool with all these new NAS whiskies, is that we'll all soon be fluent in Gaelic. Proof, I already know how to write 'gleamach'. This one was matured in first fill bourbon and finished in European oak. Colour: gold. Nose: oh, there's much more Laphroaigness than in the very modest recent QA Cask or PX Cask, but there's also quite some sawdust. Big medicinal smoke, soot, a little candy sugar, brine, seaweed, then a lovely earthiness, damp earth, fern, moss... All that works extremely well in my opinion. No dumb vanilla syrup that I can smell, hurray! Mouth: there are wee touches of plain oak, and certainly quite some ginger from the European oak in the first sip, but other than that, it's classic medicinal Laphroaig, with only a few touches of soda in the background (7 Up?) Big peat, liquorice wood, roots, earth... And blood oranges. Finish: long, maybe a notch sugary now but it works. Candy sugar, peat, oak... Comments: the oak's very noticeable, to say the least, and this baby feels a bit carpentered, so to speak, but even I prefer natural Laphroaig, I think this one's quite excellent, you just need to be into whiskies with 'exposed beams'. Ha. SGP:557 - 85 points.

  72. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  73. 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.

  74. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very special Laphroaig in many different ways concerning the sweetness and the smoky charactere of a Laphroaig. The nose 

    and taste developes by oxidation at any time. Quite interesting.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, a bit medicinal, bourbon vanilla, salt, mineral, herbals, a touch of white wine, sweet but not in a fruity way.
    • Taste
      Smoke, a bit medicinal, bourbon vanilla, salt, bourbon cask.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Sweet bonfire, tobacco, mushrooms.

  75. whisky-mischel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  76. sengjc scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Looks to be similar to the PX Cask: "unlimited - as long as there is enough raw stuff to keep on producing this".

  77. milliken15 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Does anyone know how many bottles of this was produced? Excellent stuff. 

  78. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    48% alcohol is rather strong, that's why a few drops of water make this a topper. Although the price is too high for a non-age whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  79. Dyno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  80. checkpointuk scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/laphroaig-an-cuan-mor-triple-wood-und-10yo-cask-strength-batch-6-35597/ Color: pale gold
    Nose: lemon juice, sugar (lots of sugar), thin, flat nose with hints of hay and some smoke. Seasoning is actually not available, only tender leather notes will be added later.
    Taste: Again thin, sweet and sticky! Sugared cornflakes, malty-smokey caramel, brown sugar and some peat. Rather with a touch of soapy water with a soft fruit character, which is bitter to the finish.
    Finish: Medium long - flat and bitter-sweet. Now getting tattered all over with notes of inharmonious garden herbs and a lot of "green" wood. Immature finish with bitter-salty finish.
    79 points (nose: 83 / taste: 80 / finish: 75)

  81. sengjc scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not sure if it is mentioned that it is an 18 year old malt. The information I have read is that it is aged in 18 year old ex-bourbon casks. Maybe the barrel is 18 years old but that may not mean the whisky is. :)

    BTW, keen to get my hands on the Brodir which is an European Duty Free exclusive - peaty and porty, sounds very interesting.

  82. ValeronDeportivo did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    There are various sources online claiming it is 18 years old, aged in American oak before the European oak finish.
    Can anyone relate some official info on that?

    Personally, I find it rather mellow and the smoke in check, so some age makes sense.
    Nice whisky anyway, but not sure its worth the 100€ commonly charged.

  83. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  84. fradin11 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  85. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Tasting note for this fun dram:  

    http://maltandoak.com/laphroaig-an-cuan-mor-a-wintry-dram/

  86. Georges scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  87. Georges scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, medicinal, seewead, earthy
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, oaky, earthy
    • Finish
      Long, peat smoke, sweet

  88. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  89. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  90. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Intense body and depth.
    • Nose
      Sweetness of figs,moving into a floral flavor of lavender and black pepper, followed into a sweet honey notes.
    • Taste
      Very peppery,spicy also licorice root with some saltiness. Moving to gentle oak tannins. Orange peel, dry earthiness.
    • Finish
      Creamy,hint of walnuts and peatiness that lasts.

  91. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig An Cuan Mor, NAS, 48%, Travel Retail Only, Fresh European Oak (According to interview 7 different species!)

    Color: strong amber
    Nose: immediately there is a very intense spiciness, much spicier than usual from Laphroaig used, strong peat, but not overwhelming comes to a rather subtle dark honey sweetness is also there. Tasty and different! No vain grades.
    Taste: again very spicy, not spicy, again dark sweetness with soup spicy-like saltiness. Like smoked Maggi wort! No fruit, more nutty, greasy notes are added. Again, unlike Laphoraig used. Cons expect no bitter oak notes!

    Finish: long, sticks firmly on the palate. Krass!
    Comment: a very delicious and different Laphroaig, very spicy, like a snack. Something different from my favorite still. hot! For the absolute highlight I still miss a fruit note. But the price can be discussed. For up to 70 I would be einversanden, but about 90 euros ??

  92. Mushinico scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  93. drkrylov scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rich sweetness, lavender and black pepper, natural honey notes.
    • Taste
      Very peppery, spicy also liquorice root with a slight saltiness. Oak tannins, orange peel.
    • Finish
      Creamy walnuts enveloped by the very distinct Laphroaig peatiness that lasts and lasts.

  94. drkrylov scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  95. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Could have mistaken this one for a Bowmore if I hadn't known upfront what it was.
    • Nose
      Peat, new oak, vanilla, white pepper, gingerbread, sawdust, lime wine gums and marshmallow. The latter candy sweetness reminds more of Bowmore than of Laphroaig actually, quite peculiar.
    • Taste
      Peat, white pepper, ash, vanilla, lime and again those wine gums.
    • Finish
      Peat ash, cigar boxes, pepper, liquorice, lime and 'pepernoten' (gingerbread cookies?). The candy doesn't come up in the finish.

  96. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another of the many solid Laphroaigas. Tasty at the Whisky Festival 2014.
    • Nose
      A sharper, sharp, iodine medicine charge. The smell is pleasantly sour, with a little clay earthy. (87 b)
    • Taste
      Classic sweet-salted, smoky taste, with sea salty. In the flavor, the mecidiness subsides. (87 b)

  97. Maltm8 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Having tasted this next to a higher strength 10 and a Van Wees 11yo, I can't really justify its price. I mean the dram is good, don't get me wrong, but the peat influence combined with the spirit is so high that the difference of palette is very little with the other two, even when they are on the same table. Is this so bad or the ten so good? In my opinion: the 10 is so good, and this at least as good, if not a little better, but not light years.

    Maybe the difference grows once the bottle goes down and the initial peat boom fades a little. If anything changes, I'll update.

  98. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    a typical NAS Laphroaig the 'mag-almost-everyone' whisky
    a delicious whisky that tells me nothing
    which I did not already know

    I will give it another more time
    against QC, Triple Wood and PX keys
    an always welcomed dram
    • Nose
      Smoke, lots of freshly sawn wood, light pear, ripe banana, very pleasant in the nose, so that you feel like smelling tastes in the mouth
    • Taste
      a bit dull, after wood chips, smoke,> fine sweetness and very spicy> salt, mango,
    • Finish
      medium long and pleasant, smoky spiciness, some leather and tobacco, a small salty sea breeze,
      > some salt liquorice

  99. Bond scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Some water will bring chili notes and will make it warming and mouth watering. Will bring out the sweet moments while the maritime notes fade. Thank you, no water for me!    
    • Nose
      Heavy smoke and a salty sea breeze. Fresh. Some vanilla, tar from caulking and rusty irons. 
    • Taste
      Body: cooling, adherent.

      Wow, that's Laphroaig! Smoke, maritime notes and some sweetness; we're very close to the nose. Despite the iron some mineralic notes as well, menthol. All very well balanced.
       
    • Finish
      The steamer disappears on the horizon, sweetness remains. Stewed apricot on a rocky beach remains (no, not kidding)

  100. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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