Laphroaig Select

Overall rating
79.23/100
votes
740
Whiskybase ID
WB54930
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
6 months Virgin American Oak Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L431657B
Barcode
5010019637604
Added on
16 may 2014 7:48 pm by duerer79
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Average value

€ 30.69

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Select

108 users have left 115 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.23 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Well, it’s not so bad, it’s not so, very simple, smooth, strong, peat and smoke are at a minimum, extra light, a good option to get to know Ayla for people who are wary of smokers.
    • Nose
      Restrained, slender, smoke, tofaya water, a little lemon zest, bandages, an extinct fire, generally quite weak and watery, the impression of dilution is formed.
    • Taste
      Soft, airy, not as bad as expected, oak, smoke, lemon peel in tea, ash, metallic notes, creamy vanilla sweet, ginger.
    • Finish
      Soft, light, lemon peel, oak, peat, ash, smoke, herbal notes, bandages, caramel shades, grapefruit peel.

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  3. _Dziki_ scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Quite fruity, but also smoked, burnt, medical.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Unfortunately, too much watered down, smoke so sweet fruity, red fruit, ash, unfortunately flat.
    • Finish
      78 78
      There is nothing to write about

  4. fledDerick scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Standard Peat whisky, Sweet and paraffin, spicy and balanced. Good

  5. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The smoothest ''Laphroaig'' I've ever come across. Unfortunately, this also makes it not very spectacular and the usual tarry-medicinal note is lost in a certain weak complexity, which is not really expressive due to the insufficient aging time and the low alcohol content. It's a shame, he's showing good signs but can't improve on them.
    • Nose
      Sweetish smoke, prunes, a hint of burnt raisins, recognizable vanilla, dry, lemon klostein, forest honey is also noticeable, the sweetness is there (but hardly distinguishable), underlying hidden fruits, chamomile tea
    • Taste
      Extremely watery, thin attack, chamomile tea with lemon, heather, honey comes through for a short time, dried pineapple, subtle oak, the smoke is surprisingly unspectacular, peaty and earthy
    • Finish
      Medium length, bear dirt, mate tea, bitter orange, young sparkling barley, pepper, light vanilla, damp ashtray, tar, ginger, subtle smoke with a strange imitation of a medicinal note

  6. TomyCyber scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. stalker1971 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Malthead19 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: golden yellow (one of the few Laphroaig bottlings that are colourless!)
    - surprisingly mild, fruity Laphroaig
    - the alternative was successful, and thereby something of
    Depth and the medical note is missing
    - not for a Laphroaig lover / fanatic
    - ok for about 25€ and on sale on everyone
    case worthwhile
    • Nose
      There is some smoke, a pleasant campfire but not as dominantly medicinal as usual, hints of vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      soft attack, mild in the mouth, develops its strength when swallowing, burns slightly, oak, subtle sweetness and of course smoke
    • Finish
      short strong finish ;
      edgy with a very light campfire smell,
      slightly peppery aftertaste

  9. Indowhisky scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Just buy the 10. This one is disappointing in every way.

  10. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Overall, good in a pinch, I would never go out and order a pour, but I would happily accept one. Likely the Laphroaig crew that hosted the tasting knew what they were doing when they used this for the welcome cocktail rather than the actual tasting.
    • Nose
      Old campfire, burnt logs, new tires, subtle maritime salt, dried grass, mellow earth, herbal undercurrent.
    • Taste
      Light-bodied, salted caramel, mellow medicinal herbs, a kiss of salt, hints of asphalt; bitter herbs, charcoal, and pine at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium-length with hints of salt and medicinal herbs.

  11. anthony_s96 scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Pretty exquisite value for money at £24.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Smoke at first obviously but followed by vanilla. Spice from the wood and hints of green apples. Incredible how the nose opens up after you acclimatize to the smoke. After the first taste a lot more sweetness appears in the nose, dark fruits perhaps raisins or chocolate.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Classic phenolic note. After that rather woody and pleasant. Lacks any complexity and does not have an immediate impact at first ...
    • Finish
      81 81
      Spice develops without any bitterness. Really long finish as it leaves an impact in the mouth eventually.

  12. Spoerkel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    yeast and peat. Any. The whisky isn't really bad - but Laphroaig can do a lot more.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  13. Sjyoung scored this whisky 66 points Newbie

    Received as a gift, great that it has the distinct character of Laphroaig but lacks any real guts

  14. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    With this bottling, they obviously shift down a gear. The medicinal smoky aroma typical of Laphroaig is present, but the Select lacks too much power and complexity to live up to the motto of the "most richly flavored of all Scotch whiskies".

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/laphroaig-select/
    • Nose
      The first impression is not as strong as I expected. For a Laphroaig malt, it's a bit understated. Despite this, the medicinal Laphroaig smoke is clearly felt and also clearly in the foreground. A slightly cooling sensation in the nose evokes the association of a burned out, extinguished fire and fresh sea air. Behind this you will find a light fresh citrus fruit note (tangerines), which emerges more strongly behind the smoke after a while. You can also find a slight sweetness with the association of honey.
    • Taste
      The start is rather restrained. First, a fresh, smoky aroma spreads out in the mouth, similar to nosing. This reminds me a bit of tar. You will also find a slight sweetness and fruitiness as in the nose, but both of these are initially overlaid by the strong smoke. After trying it several times, these impressions become a little more intense and the smoke goes back a little. In addition, a subtle caramel note now comes through.
    • Finish
      The finish is comparatively short. Here, too, the smoke dominates and the other aromas fade behind it relatively quickly. Interestingly, I tend to associate the smoke in the exit with a smokehouse or a campfire, which is in contrast to the medicinal start in the nose.

  15. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    To start with some sunny cereals, malted barley of course, then a nice uppercut of peat, thick smoke, it's almost sickening. Lemon, iodine, a little rock. Very slight medicinal touch. Some vague reflections of plants, tall grass in the rain. Pleasant palate, a little spicy, cumin, paprika, but still young. Shade of vanilla. Final not so short, and even ample, on nutmeg and charcoal. Nougat.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/04/laphroaig-select.html
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Doesn't seem quite as medicinal as the standard 10s.

    so I find him a little more pleasing.

    Still, I don't really warm to him.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. eselsim scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A great place to start your peat journey. Young and vibrant, slightly thin, makes a good panic gift

    21 20 20 20

  18. scuubi scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Taste of the sea, peat and smoke. Brings to mind a wharf with newly tarred small wooden fishing boats.

  19. dapoinbua scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  20. GlasMost scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    The most boring Laphroaig I ever tried. Had this one one several occasions. Dilluted distillate for newbies and once in a while drinkers. Not my cup of tea. I hardly score under 80 but this expression is crap.

  21. Макс scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

  22. kikist scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Far from the best Laphroaig I tried, would like to try this one at higher ABV, visible first fill American oak.
    I don't think I will get another bottle special not for price in my area
    • Nose
      76 76
      Smoke, vanilla, tobacco, citrus, cinnamon, strawberry, oak, dark chocolate, leather, donkey poop
    • Taste
      75 75
      spicy, pine tree fire, mouth watering, bitterness
    • Finish
      65 65
      sour, smoke, little bit of sweetness, dark berries

  23. SushiCZ scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: You definitely get know Islay and it's the best part of this whisky. Distinctive smoke over sweet taste. Citrus, honey. It's simple, but fine.

    Taste: Very soft in all aspects except smoke, but that's the way it is with young whiskys. But unfortunately, it affects the surface only diluted. Sweet, honey, primitive. Nothing to discover, nothing to praise.

    Finish: Weak, sweet, smoky and relatively boring.

    Total: Such an incompleteness does not make sense. It's as if the young boy's first sex is with a girl without a vagina. What Laphroaig does Laphroaig is suppressed, maimed and, at best, only hinted at.

  24. rolabob scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  25. Nazin scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Nothing special.
    • Nose
      A lot of peat, some sweetness and a sea.
    • Taste
      Peat, medical, salt, not very complex.
    • Finish
      Peat, some spices.

  26. MarcinCh scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
      Lots of peat. Medication definitely prevails. Lots of caramel. A pinch of spices. Toffee traces. Smoke fairly dry. The second time, even more caramel. Traces of fresh fruit.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Lots of peat. Medical. Lots of herbs. Maybe even pine needles. Asphalt. Some caramel underneath. Salt. A pinch of spices. White pepper.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Peat. Medical is a bit less. A pinch of spices. A bit of wood, but not so bitter. Medium-short finish.

  27. Funtik scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    20 21 20 20
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. Don Cassi scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Classic Laphroaig profile: phenolic, medicinal, maritime and sweet, but much too thin. As with the regular 10s, the 40% is much too watery, so I would rather avoid these two bottlings.
    Length: 5/10

    Grade: 2-

  29. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Select, 40%. Consumed Nov 2018. For some reason I was massively interested to try this at the time. Well it has plenty of peat. Pretty simple and one-dimensional up front. Ultra-clean light estery backbone, touch woody, touch of pale biscuit. Mostly peat from the middle to the finish. Nice without being mind-blowing. Starts to seem watery over time - not dissimilar to peated blends. Nice enough but quite underpowered and one-dimensional. 3.4/81

  30. MLE scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  31. riegerjonas scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    2020-09-19
    • Nose
      maritime smoky, slightly sour
    • Taste
      smoky, floral, thin
    • Finish
      medium long after dark chocolate

  32. jvanopstal scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A very nice and gentle Laphroaig. Not quite my expectation but nevertheless a nice and enjoyable whisky. More a warm summer evening Laphroaig than a cold winter one
    • Nose
      Soft medicinal peat with lemon and chocolate
    • Taste
      Lemon and vanilla with a gentle medicinal peaty smoke
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm and peppery at the end

  33. zoanaan scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

  34. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Even more pointless than the Four Oak. LP drinkers don't need an "entry" malt. Either you like LP or you don't. What a watered down young mess. Spend only a few more bucks and get the 10, if you mind.

  35. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  36. thebonewolf scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    While this is far from spectacular, it’s not quite the disaster I’ve seen people make it out to be, objectively speaking. This seems to me like a very good option in those bottom shelf, budget style single malts.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Briny sea smoke, tea, citrus, medicinal.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Light smoke, herbal, apple.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Iodiney smoke, oak, spice. Fairly short.

  37. Vagmanou scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    I choose to start with Select before the 10 year old or the QC. Nice whisky, peated with some surprises there
    • Nose
      82 82
      Peat, old wood, iodine, black tea, dark chocolate and hints of raisins
    • Taste
      80 80
      Medicinal, peat, mint, solvent/wood polish are dominant, but there are also walnuts, ginger, dark chocolate and fresh fruits (maybe peaches).
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium finish, charcoal, salty, peanuts, old wood and tobacco.

  38. Svarttt scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Hardly recognizable as Laphi on the nose, very mild but not bad.
    Otherwise quite monotonous, better spend a little more on the QC
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  39. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Like a milder versions of QC.
      Ashtray, burnt out cigarettes, citrus. A lot nicer than it sounds!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peach, charred wood, actually fairly fruity behind the smoke.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Malty, smoky, very gentle.

  40. Andreas W. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  41. DulischM scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    A really musty island whisky.
    • Nose
      Strong smell of peat smoke that almost kills you, only afterwards a little wet hay and spices.
    • Taste
      The whisky is heavy, dry and very peaty.
    • Finish
      The soft and short finish is characterized by even more peat and smoke.

  42. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    From a number of different types of cask, including Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hoggies, Quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. Laphroaig 'light'...
    • Nose
      80 80
      Some peat smoke, some coastal and medical notes, tea, oaky, mint, sweet, chocolate, citrus
    • Taste
      81 81
      Peat smoke, seasalt, herbs, tea, oaky, spicy (nutmeg, cardamom), citrus, green apples, mint
    • Finish
      79 79
      Rather short, smoky, dry, sweet

  43. keba9591 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  44. gaboruso scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  45. AdamsB scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting. Obligatory to taste
    • Nose
      Sweet, peat, fruit, caramel, vanilla, honey,
    • Taste
      Apple, pear,, peat, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, oak,
    • Finish
      Med-long Vanilla, peat, iodine,

  46. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Spicy peat, gentler than the normal 10s, but very tasty and a delicious entry-level smoker.

  47. schengel10 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    An unusual, young, quite successful Laphi!
    [Color] bright gold;
    • Nose
      nice, pleasant campfire smoke, sweetness, a little vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft start; aromatic smoke, sweetness, spice (oak), then salty note;
    • Finish
      short finish; Pepper and salt fade away;

  48. maltaholic scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Has a friend brought.
    Let's try ...

    The smoke in the nose does not immediately remind of Laphroaig.
    The scent is rather mild, delicate.

    Behind it damp, young wood.
    Spices round off.

    Slightly sweeter in the mouth, but quite mild.
    Almost, he does not even have 40%.
    Herbs, especially carnation.

    Funny, that is very strong in the taste,
    but you do not taste alcohol.

  49. Trops scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    In the flavor, hint present kumquat and pineapple candied fruits and that's all. The characteristic medical theme is not developed. An extract for six months in fresh barrels imparts at least some strength to a spirit as flat as tundra. Aftertaste with a noticeable bitterness. Why? (((

  50. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    20 20 21 20 summer dram)

  51. toklian scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N20 P19 F19 B20

  52. Pardes scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  53. Danny1968 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    It is a full whisky with initially a sweetie, followed by the classic dry, venous gray taste. Delicious aftertaste in which the rich fruits of the European barrels come back.

  54. Markie81 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely not the best Laphroaig you can take. 
    • Nose
      Bit of smoke, some earth, grass, pepper. Prommising nose,....  
    • Taste
      Sweet and Smokey, hints of salt and pepper. Rather flat taste, not what you would expect with the nose. 
    • Finish
      To short,..... in my opinion. Wood, grass, salty.  

  55. psiiik scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  56. SimpleSample scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    plv absolutely ok .... surprising nose.
    • Nose
      Smoke ... phenolic note ... smoke disappears quickly ... a fresh note comes ... maybe. easy kelp
    • Taste
      cold smoke ... something sweet ... a touch of bitterness
    • Finish
      Medium...

  57. Lorion scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    Well. Interesting nose, the rest is pretty neutral.
    • Nose
      Interesting smoke note. Not as medical as Laphroaig would expect. It is more of a small, aromatic campfire. There is not much more in the nose, but this light and aromatic smoky note is interesting and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Slightly smoky, rather weak on the chest. Something metallic.
    • Finish
      Medium long, maybe even short. The smoke stays a little longer, it is not warming.

  58. whiskycuse scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/laphroaig-select-ob-2014/

  59. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  60. HW74 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  61. peatbogger scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    I like it better than the new Four Oak, yet I score it lower.

    Why? Because the Four Oak is presented as a different Laphroaig while this is presented as "typical house style".

    The 10YO has lost some character lately too, but the marginal difference in price from this one is still money well spent.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  62. peatbogger scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    It used to be "love it or hate it", with the last changes in their core it feels like they try to please the haters more and more.
    • Nose
      It's got the Laphroaig peat, although not very prominent. Somewhat softer and sweeter.

      With every other sniff it gets an artificial floral note to it, like cheap shower gel, not unpleasant but surprising.

      Trying my best to find other Laffy typicals, but their just not there, only a lot of raw barley, wood and for some reason dry cardboard.
    • Taste
      Initial hit is better than what was expected by the rather weak nose.

      Good amount of peat, some rubber and tar there.

      Thin in the middle, I miss seaweed and shoreline.
    • Finish
      From a dip in the middle it picks up a bit with a little salt and some light peppery spice at the end.

      Not bad, but way too short.

  63. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      earthy, mild, burnt wood, pepper
    • Taste
      a punch of burnt wet wood, light campfire smoke, somewhat sweet on the tounge.
    • Finish
      campfire

  64. Cast Olila scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  65. ApricotOne scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  66. stefsel111 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  67. Helgo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  68. vojt466 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Compared to Laproaig 10 and QC, this is a weaker piece.
    • Nose
      Classic laphroaig medicine and peat, gum. Background vanilla and malt sweetness. Maybe some citrus somewhere in the background. Overall, it's about a bit less biting than the 10th.
    • Taste
      Again similar to the classic Laphroaig, but medicine / peat is rather in the background. Sweetness prevails - cake, nuts.
    • Finish
      Dozvuk is quite (on Laphroaig) short and insignificant. There is bitterness in places

  69. Matt80 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a Festival. This had a classic Laphroaig nose with heavy peat and quite medicinal. There's also smoked meat. The taste had a barley sugar sweetness but the peat hit was very weak. It had a medium/long finish with a little peat and a vague sweetness. Very disappointing and I definitely wouldn't buy this.

  70. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  71. EarlMobile scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Somewhat mau for a Laphroaig. Looks pretty watery with peat and smoke - nothing exciting and no character. For me it seems like this bottling is for those who want an easy-to-enjoy and "ironed" whisky. All real whisky connoisseurs will probably prefer the 10, as it offers more facets and more flavors.

  72. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      73 73

  73. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    a very disappointing release of laphroaig,
    easily describable as alcohol, water and peat
    • Nose
      sweet, smoky, peat (90% similar to the 10
      year old version)
    • Taste
      flat
      sweetness, unflavored white spirit, water, weak peat and smoke
    • Finish
      flavorless to none except for the peat

  74. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A quiet Ileach. A soft and unusual dram from Laphroaig, and somewhat
    one-dimensional to me. Not as punchy and rich as the 10 year old or
    Quarter Cask expressions. I missed the body of flavour and the big
    mouthfeel. Perhaps a good introduction to Islay whiskies but not one I'd
    buy.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with classic medicinal peat notes, followed by
      barley sugar, vanilla and a delicate touch of red berries and citrus
      fruit. Smoky with gentle coal dust, tender smouldering wood and pleasant
      notes of smoked ham in the back. Quite appealing.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet on the palate with barley sugar, complemented by dry and
      dusty peat, ashy flavours, and a touch of tar. Hints of vanilla and
      aniseed intermingle with warm spices - oak, cloves, tender nutmeg and
      white pepper. Pleasantly warming towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and warm. Sweet barley sugar and peat remain
      in sight, accompanied by hints of tar and coal dust on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Significantly less sweet and fruity on the nose with intense
      peat smoke, chimney soot, and tar. The sweetness remains stable on the
      palate, along with warm spice and lingering citrus fruit. The finish is
      medium long, warm, smoky and peaty with a slightly hint of barley
      sweetness.

  75. Albaron scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    The dry smoke inspires, but it is also somewhat one-dimensional, the phenolic gives a hint to Laphroaig. The alcohol is barely perceptible.

    Blind tasted as part of an advent calendar action
    • Nose
      phenolic smoke, vanilla, slightly doughy, sweet, slightly green
    • Taste
      very sweet, vanilla, caramel, phenolic smoke here too, getting a little dry and also the dough is back
    • Finish
      in short, is gone quickly

  76. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  77. zinaf scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    N: tarry, not very sweet, perfumey
    T: toffee, peat, light peppery
    F: peper, dry - young&oak

  78. MadScientist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      medizinisch, deutlicher Rauch (Holzfeuer)
      eine leichte Malzigkeit könnte sich dahinter verstecken, aber ansonsten keine weiteren Aromen erkennbar, selbst nach einigen Minuten nicht
    • Taste
      leichte Bitterkeit im Antritt
      auch hier dominiert der Rauch alle anderen Aromen, geht ein wenig Richtung geräucherten Schinken, aber ohne den Schinken
      dazu eine leichte Süße, Bitterkeit, und Jugend, alt ist der definitiv nicht
    • Finish
      zwar lang, aber nicht besonders gut: die Bitterkeit bleibt zurück, und der Rauch lässt allmählig nach, wandelt sich Richtung Asche

  79. MadScientist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  80. HammerHead scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig light, pretty much dispensable. There's a milder form of earthy peat smoke, some vanilla and spicy wood notes. Not a bad whisky, but I would pay a few (yes it's only a few) euro's more and get the 10 year old or quarter cask instead.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  81. Poort scored this whisky 63 points Member Junior

    Not too bad but certainly not the best. I would say buy a quarter cask or a ten
    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      49 49

  82. Achany scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  83. hettrum scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  84. ricallende scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  85. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  86. FernetBranco scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      70 70

  87. Numwierum scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    If you like Laphroaig, because of its special aroma, you will be disappointed. For me rather a whisky, without much claim and where there is not much to discover ... but who has not tasted smoky whisky's, for which he could be a good start?
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  88. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    On an absolute scale, it is still decent, good, but when I think this is Laphroaig, I'm just scared to find out where they are able to go in this distillery and what to do next. This is another spit in the face of the hard core of supporters of the brutal and uncompromising Laphroaig. I will not buy this shit anymore, the price difference between her and 10 yo is scarce, a qualitative jump then huge. I still did not buy a bottle, but just a sample at the Whisky Festival 2015.
    • Nose
      Diluted peat, a lot of funerary sweets, about 10-15% of classical tens of iodine, acidity and a little smoke. I have the slightest reproach for me, but I can not say it does not scare me, it's still OK (84 b)
    • Taste
      Again, the thinness ... the flavor is even more diluted than the scent, this is just a piece of Laphroaig, as if you were making coffee from the already overturned log. Sure, I'm a little bit excited because this trend really hurts me, but without debate is that this whisky goes even further than it allowed in the QA's distillery store, and I was there. (82 b)

  89. Paulski88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  90. Ivynor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Too young, too soft. We could expect it. Rather easy to drink but below 10 years old and Quarter Cask
    • Nose
      Beginning of the nose which is very young. Wood, lemon, herbs, alcohol is also felt. After aeration, sugar, some notes of cake and cooked fruit. Peat barely noticeable
    • Taste
      Better than expected. Very very short, soft because of dilution. But rather easy and pleasant to drink. Some caramel, some vanilla. Bitter cocoa notes on the finish.
    • Finish
      Much more Laphroaig and surely the best moment: peat, a lot of ashes, medicinal notes, bitter cocoa. Good length for 40%

  91. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  92. KayMeertens scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Better than I expected after reading some pretty bad reviews on here, but when I compared it to the Quarter Cask this one really lacked body.
    • Nose
      Peat, straw, malt, dandelions, orange and cow pat.
    • Taste
      Peat, straw, orange, gingerbread (or better: pepernoten) and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Earthy peat, gingerbread, toffee and cigar smoke.

  93. rottendon scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig light. The nose, which is already rather thin, promises more than taste and finish are able to hold. As everyday dram he does not hurt, but he can not really score. Too big is the difference to the 10 year old. Maybe something for beginners, which Laphroaig is in principle too violent. Honorable 80 points.
    • Nose
      Of course, a lot of smoke, but much less phenolic than Laphroaig usual, possibly also a little less overall. Campfires and salty smoked fish dominate, but iodine is still there. Likewise a few bananas and unfortunately also some soapy water. Fortunately, this flies quite fast, but later comes back a few times. It's a bit harder than usual to get behind the smoke. Maybe because the flavors are too weak? Finally, there are notes of candied ginger and some mint. A slight citrus note resonates. Higher temperature produces caramel and the fire blazes up again.
    • Taste
      Young, and there are probably a few refill barrels here. The onset is clearly peppery, honey and a lot of tannins accompany the smoke. Rather flat.
    • Finish
      For Laphroaig the finish is incredibly short. Honey sweet and peaty it fades pretty quickly and actually leaves again - soap. But that is also gone again.

  94. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  95. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like it surprisingly well
    • Nose
      Smoke, first warming campfire, which develops towards cold ash, then sweetish fruit like tangerine and ripe peach
    • Taste
      medical onset, then mild and sweet, the sweetness is stronger, ashes and behind cold smoke and sweetness

  96. Rom scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Medicinal peat of Laphroaig with a little acidic acid side. The mouth is very soft, soft, on a slightly sweet peat and tannins well integrated, a little black pepper. Vegetable notes (green wood) betray his youth. Long finish on peat and tannins again. Good and good q / p but given the low price difference I prefer 10 years.

  97. Dyno scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  98. vb_bembel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  99. Goethe scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not as wispy as intended. But wispy in comparison with the 10 YO.

    It's more like a Quarter Cask after 48 hours of oxidation.

    An ABV of 48%, 3-4 more years in the cask and we would have had a splendid malt. So it is just unfinished business.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Banana! Vanilla, gras, sour, a hint of smoke, wet brickwork.
    • Taste
      Salt, banana, a wisp of fruits, caramel, vanilla, alcohol tries to hide.
    • Finish
      Short. Salt, caramel and a wisp of sherry.

  100. irrerelevant scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Sea, salt, beach, away smoke, some banana, bitter, oak, racy, harsh, the aroma is quite thin, with water comes some Ahoyraise ... here too an oak-covered NAS, very forced and inharmonious

  101. Koloman scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    The worst Laphroaig ever.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      74 74

  102. Palindrome scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    I'm a Laphroaig fan but this one is the pits. Barely any nose and a weak palate that almost tastes as though it has grain alcohol. If you want an exotic yet reasonably priced Laph, get yourself a bottle of cask strength 006. It has a fragrant palate, full mouth feel, and wonderful finish. I still like the 003 a little more, due to the fact that it is more complex, but the 006 is smoother.
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      74 74

  103. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I had this side-by-side with the 10 YO entry level malt and this one was not even close in comparison. The 10YO is so well balance all the way through. But with that said the select is not bad, I would not buy a bottle but quite approachable if you just want a peaty dram to sit by the fire relaxing and not think to much about it. 

    (Rating interval 78-81)
    • Nose
      Salty peat smoke, mineral and seaweed, some sweet mint, grass and something plastic behind it all. Very approachable on the nose, I must admit.
    • Taste
      Mild with quite light texture. Initially quite balanced, careful peat with some seasalt, barley spirit, wet paper, grappa and some sweet spearmint. 
    • Finish
      Laphroaig peat on the finish, no doubt, mild pepper and some bitter herbal smoke (?). 

  104. drkrylov scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    For the Laphroaig Select, the Islay distillery has taken whisky from a number of different types of cask, including Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hoggies, Quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. Quite a "selection", wouldn't you say? A laid-back addition to the Laphroaig core range of single malts.

  105. drkrylov scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      70 70

  106. drkrylov scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A quiet islander.
    • Nose
      Phenolic. Smoke and soot. Briny. Smoked herring. With water, a touch of tar.
    • Taste
      Sweet and smoky. Satin-like. A cardboardy note. Smoked fish. A hint of vanilla and aniseed. Quite straightforward.
    • Finish
      Short, smoky.

  107. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  108. mikespike scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    I liked the nose which is very promising.Taste: OK, it is Paphroaig, but I get a certain bitterness and a weakness in the taste which I don't like. Right after tasting the Cairdeas 2014 a very clear step down!

  109. Bond scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    It's a shame! Great nose, but the palate is a bit weakish and simple. Still, this is a good dram and value for money.
    • Nose
      Smoky, chemical and maritime - obviously Laphroaig! Some sweetness developing; vanilla, new leather, spices. Cloves?
    • Taste
      Body: Thinn, but mouth coating. Warming.
      Palate: Oh dear! The nose was so promising! Charcoal and some vanilla sweetness, the oak giving it some bitterness. Quite alcoholic, but not greenish. That's it.
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoke and sweetness, still strongly influenced by the wood.

  110. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nothing pretentious and designed to show a non-whisky drinker times smoky whisky. For 30 € also quite fair .. From me he gets a 3-
    • Nose
      Clear sweetish camp fire smoke that has the same smoke as the Laphroaig 10 also, quite persistent. Let's see what's behind it. Behind it come light chocolate notes and hints of dark fruits and a nice sea note.
    • Taste
      No idea where this comes from but my first association is PEAS ?! On the tongue it is a bit salty but otherwise not really complex and effervescent and wild. Charcoal and campfire are also left in the mouth.
    • Finish
      The Select mouses once and then he is quickly gone again.

  111. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    typical Laphroaig
    especially and yet not exciting
    something one-dimensional and yet sufficient
    from nose to finish a line
    strong and yet little complex and hardly deep
    the whisky is delicious, just Laphroaig
    you want to blind him immediately;)

    a welcomed dram
    ranking:
    1st mouth, 2nd nose, 3rd finish
    • Nose
      slightly bitter medical wood smoke
      burnt caramel, smoky,
      sweet Kuhschitte
      the caramel is getting sweeter ...
    • Taste
      soft & sweet start
      sweet medicine and caramel in the coal fire
      strong citrus note
      a flashback of tulips ... (the smell of tulips on the tongue)
      warm, slightly stinging ash smoke
      minty phenolic
    • Finish
      long
      Charcoal ash
      citrus
      caramel
      malt sweetness is slowly changing with a bit of bitterness and carbon smoke

  112. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The nose knows to please, but the taste forgives very much by the high dilution. The 48% could certainly something.
    • Nose
      A delicious, steamy smokiness, honey sweet, unusually fruity for a Laphi, and a bit grassy. Then, even with a little goodwill, light sherry tones such as cinnamon and raisins get through. Quite pleasant!
    • Taste
      soft start, immediately a pleasant smoke level that holds. Acts very watered down which clouds the overall impression. Sweet, but rather sugary sweet. slight wood note.
    • Finish
      rather short for a Laphi, becoming more watery.

  113. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not bad for 27 euro but i prefer the regular 10 year old, this one must be younger if you ask me.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  114. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  115. klohmann did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    “The dirty little secret of the Scotch industry is they’ve
    become addicted to high prices, but they’ve run out of old whisky,” says Ian
    Buxton (whisky expert)
    • Nose
      Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Olorosso
      casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering
      florally finish - Marzipan and even limes at the end.
    • Taste
      This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front -
      matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come.
    • Finish
      A lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the
      European casks.

  116. klohmann did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Official tasting notes
    • Nose
      Sweetish aroma with a hint of vanilla, a touch of honey and a slight smokiness.
    • Taste
      Sweet honey note with nuances of vanilla and salt and a slightly earthy taste.
    • Finish
      Complex and yet balanced. The finish unfolds gentle peat smoke, entwined with sweet nuances.

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