Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #006
Stated Age
10 years old
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
22 May 2014 7:13 pm by glengarry
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 184,21

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472 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.27 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    what do you want more than smoke lovers more notes, more tension? Yes, a 90 plus should have more but this Laphi creates as a "simple" whisky such a beautiful taste experience, a consistent line, a harmony without giving up all the tension, he stumbles at any point, he is easy to enjoy, that must be rewarded yes, I like him
    • Nose
      great smoky Laphraoig nose Sweet as popcorn with apricot jam in the peat smoke smoking wood ash with tar paper he bites and flatters at the same time
    • Taste
      in the beginning pleasantly soft and sweet then comes the wood / peat fire, the sweetness develops on the palate, the bite on the tongue Wood ash, peat smoke, apricot jam, bitter & sweet simply delicious and tasty for smoke lovers
    • Finish
      long, warm, smoking in the throat, sweetness now on the tongue and on the palate, from apricot jam slowly becomes a physalis

  2. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      initially prevailing medical theme, subsequently turning into a stable smell of bonfire, peat and dry wood and subsequently turning into sweet
    • Taste
      91 91
      very tasty, firebrands, a bit of medical subjects, dark fruits, assertive, the taste is not as dry as the aroma and malt I want to chew
    • Finish
      91 91
      long and very chewy continuation of taste

  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic ... recommended for Peatheads only.
    • Nose
      As intensively peaty and smoky as expected with notes of lemon juice and apple peels. Bitter sweet and zesty, salty and oily.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet and smooth at first mouthfeel, but then comes a powerful oily peatyness followed by dry and dusty, concentrated and breathtaking smoke. Plenty of Lapsang Souchong smoked tea, a dash of salt, humus, smoked mackerel covered with ashes.  After a while some licorice is coming up.
    • Finish
      Peat, smoke and ashes are lingering on and on and on for ever with additional concentrated black tea extract and pepper in the aftertaste. Feels like a peat fire glowing deep inside.

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet smoke, red berries (wild strawberry?), Mineral, iodine, some salt, pebble sand, ripe bright fruits, some banana in the background, after some time, sherry aromas of cherry and nut push forward, tar sands, oil, asphalt, BBQ RIPs

    Taste: fresh tar, heavy smoke, which is very phenolic, iodine, bog oak, salt and sea spray, some seaweed

    Finish: the peat occupies the throat and the tongue for a long time, in addition to the strong smoke, oil and tar are also used, the oak is there, but it is well integrated

    Water: he does not really need it, we try it anyway - it is much brighter, the bright fruits are much more intense, it is also sweeter, fir honey, pine resin, the smoke is now more towards charcoal

    Conclusion: simple, straight, Laphroaig at its very best, yet very complex, interesting, never boring, with or without water. A whisky without much chi-chi that simply convinces with its power and distillery character. In addition he was praised fair fair, even if the prices for the here again go through the ceiling. Why can not there be much more of such bottlings? Fortunately, I have a second bottle in the basement 89 points

  5. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Powerful and immediately present. The others should be shy, he wants to work immediately and with oppressive power.
    • Nose
      Strong, oppressive smoke. Iodine, salt. Nori sheets. The idea of ​​a tidal pool. Wood bleached in the sun. After a while, the sea evaporates and in its place are almost ripe fruits like mirabelles and pears.
    • Taste
      When the smoke in the nose was almost gone, it now returns to the palate with full force. However, the fruits do not need as long as in the nose and walk hand in hand with the smoke over the tongue. The malt dry does his work and even picks up speed, adds a shovel of salt.
    • Finish
      Long. The smoke passes, goes over in wet peat. Oak joins and mates with the not quite ripe fruits. Dryness is spreading.

  6. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I am trying this release for the third time. During this time, I managed to try many different Laphroaig releases, but this was not lost among them. Quite the contrary - it’s always nice to come back to him, this is one of the best whisky in terms of price / quality that I drank in the last two years. Powerful, rich and at the same time very pleasant and harmonious whisky
    • Nose
      The first nose is quite assertive, but then it calms down and captivates with its balance. Sweet bonfire smoke by the sea, iodine with peat and halva, honey and vanilla
    • Taste
      tight and enveloping, olive oil with red pepper
    • Finish
      powerful and long, dark chocolate with peat and iodine, sprinkled with spices. Very harmonious

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, significantly different from the third batch, there is more sweetness, coffee and chocolate shades, but it is still dense, bright, perfectly balanced.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, peat, lemon zest, smoked wood, light notes of resin, leather goods, creamy shades - toffee, boiled condensed milk, fudge; bath, dried used brooms; puer, medical motives, dressing; coal, smoked fish.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, strong peat notes, lemon zest, sweet lemonade motifs, caramel, burnt sugar, burnt branches, candied citrus fruits, dark chocolate, coffee.
    • Finish
      Spicy, invigorating, chocolate-peat, cappuccino, charcoal, leather goods, sweet lemonade-candy notes, tobacco.

  8. Roland7 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Bonfire, ash, coal, kerosene, coniferous resin, old wood, bandage, baked potatoes, cocoa, oatmeal cookies, caramel, dark chocolate, honey, strawberries, marmalade!

  9. pgmguy scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    olour: Full gold
    Nose: neat: all that you expect from a true Laphroaig, peat, lots of iodine, marine coast scents. Also some bacon but it also has a sweet edge to it. Alcohol is incredibly subdued and as such is very easy to nose! with water: I feel that the water here brought the peat smokiness a little bit forward, still excellent.
    Taste: neat: peppery, salty, lots of smoke, sweet (fruit sweetness, hard to pinpoint what it is). Alcohol makes its presence felt here but still perfectly drinkable neat. with water: tones the alcohol slightly which makes this absolutely excellent (assuming of course you enjoy the Islay classics).
    Finish: neat: spicy, hot, medium-long on peat. with water: basially same profile, peat lasts long!!!
    Comments: I love this whisky! this is my second 10 CS (the first one, the original, red stripe, still ranks as my favourite whisky ever, although recently challenged by a couple of other contenders) and it's fantastic, as long as you love the style!
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended +

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87


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