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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
89.21/100
votes
506
Whiskybase ID
WB55062
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #006
Bottled
02.2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L403657A, L412657A
Barcode
5010019637048
Added on
22 may 2014 7:13 pm by glengarry
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 381.17

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

94 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.21 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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • 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

  6. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) Lough of Love:) (91) very, very, gorgeous pattern.
    • Nose
      Iodine, ointment, pharmacy ... nettle ... salt ... sponge cake and vanilla ... burnt wood (23)
    • Taste
      Explosion of ashes, spices and fruits ... (23)
    • Finish
      Finish scorching hospital ... hot pepper ... ointment, iodine, tablets and salt ... algae salad ... vanilla peat ... sandwich of Borodino bread, butter and salt ... ... salted caramel (23)

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke, disinfectant. Overripe bright fruits. Wood varnish, solvent, underground shaft. Dry earth.
    • Taste
      Cigarette smoke. Bright fruits, thyme.

  8. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Typical Laphroaig! Intense peat with a hint of smoke, iodine and a pinch of salt. Perfect!
    • Nose
      Strong amber. Saturated and golden the Laphroaig lights up in the glass, the drops remain after swinging extremely long adhere to the glass wall. Wow, I've seldom experienced that. Peat and fine smoke mix, light iodine and a pinch of salt join. A fine citrus note rises from the smoke. The alcohol bizzles discreetly in the nose.
    • Taste
      Again intense peat with a smoky touch. Mineral iodine and the taste of "stone". Likewise, the pinch of salt from the nose is reflected in the taste again.
    • Finish
      Long and powerful, the Laphroaig warms the palate. Of course, again peat and fine smoke.

  9. 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.

  10. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    More start than the "normal" 10 year old, a classic
    • Nose
      Iodine, phenol, moss, wet grass, soapsuds, smoke, smoked ham
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, smoke, sweetness, algae, moss
    • Finish
      Long, slightly astringent, very appetizing

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 10 yo OA Cask Strength 58% Batch 006
    Color: as always
    Nose: Pure: Wonderful, like an old friend who has not changed over the years. Compared to Batch 005 more honey sweetness, it looks a little more mature, less sprightly. Sure, trortzdem the full Torfladung, no question, seasoning. With water: cool, is now really fruity (apricot, tangerine) and even sweeter. Reminds me of Batch 3! One of my favorites. After a while still cool peppermint note, maritime too. Delicious!!

    Taste: Pure: sharp as usual, immediately honey sweet, then the salty smoke, and neat oak. Oily and good as expected. With water: at the same time sweet and spicy, salty, earthy and at the same time beautiful honey note. Here he does not quite come to 3 and 4 ran. But there is a lot of effort: D

    Departure: see you tomorrow.
    Comment: Again great PLV, again very good, but overall not quite up to 003 and 004 level.
    Points: 90
    Current charts:
    Place 1 003/004 006 005 001 002

  13. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    “This is peat!” says my review partner and it's pretty tasty too. One could perhaps call this “one-dimensional”. But it is not. It is a lot of dimension of peat.

    Full review, alongside five other Laphroaig CS10: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/02/24/laphroaig-cask-strength-10-year-old/

  14. malt maniacs scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  15. Trops scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Liquid smoked mackerel, abundantly peppered and sprinkled with lemon juice!

  16. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Moltostock-Dragobrat
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  17. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    One of the best batches of Laphroaig Cask Strength!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  19. yarikovsky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  20. stalker1971 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. coldsun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bold and oily with elements of peaty smoke, coffee, caramel, vanilla.

  22. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, peat-leather barrel loaf. 23-23-22-23

  23. Foudos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Dieter_W scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great Laphroaig nice warm smoke
    with a nice iodine note.

  25. Sandman scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, oil, hint of seaweed, medicinal, sea salt and lemon.
    • Taste
      Peat foil, burnt wood, chocolate with caramel sea salt and dark fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry, peat foil, burnt wood, barley, sea salt, chocolate and dark fruit.

  26. Teomarg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B22

  29. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  31. 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.

  32. Roland7 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  33. 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 +

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

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

  35. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Intense, peat, salt, iodine, a slightly musty-lemony sweetness, but fits well. The essence of Islay. A real peat bog, but with substance and a great Toffeesüße.

  37. Kostya scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic batch of Laphroaig CS !
    • Nose
      (neat) burnt tires, ash and smoke, glue, dried bananas, figs
      (water) blue cheese, some rotten fruits, bacon, baked peaches, cream. Overall a very complex nose
    • Taste
      (neat) a big peat, slight sweetness
      (water) sour-sweet, fresh grass, lots of peat, quite astringent taste, some herbs, sour syrup, sour fruits
    • Finish
      Long finish, peaty, sweet. Very Laphroaigy

  38. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The nose, like any Laphroaig, is medicine, but for this level of alcohol it is very restrained and neat, a sheer pleasure. in taste iodine, algae, medicine, the aftertaste is pleasant and enveloping. Gorgeous malt requiring attention and no rush

  39. Макс scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  40. Rom scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    The peat is very powerful, clove and a rather pronounced floral side (lavender). Sweet and tart attack then peat makes its entry. However, we find in the mouth the floral side and a hint of liquorice. Integration is exemplary, just like on the nose. A medicinal peat continues to unfold in the very long finish but without bitterness. An excellent batch.

  41. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A board from an Islay whisky
    • Nose
      sweet smoke, iodine, salt, sea air, popcorn, strawberries, raspberries, seaweed, clove pepper, orange, grapefruit, disinfectant, toffee, caramel, hay, blackcurrants after a while
    • Taste
      oily, sweet, warming, thick sweet smoke, tar, algae, malt, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, caramel, dark chocolate, orange, apple, apricot, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, clove pepper, tobacco, pieces of coal
    • Finish
      Smoke, ash, caramel sauce, orange, dark chocolate, licorice, banana, apple, pebbles in the mouth, blackcurrants, popcorn, dry, coarse, sweet-bitter

  42. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  43. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  44. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A peat monster!
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, coastal and medicinal notes, seaweed, oysters, fruity (lemons, green apples), spirity, rum, olives, vinegar
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, coastal, medicinal, ashy, seaweed, nutty (almonds), fruity (lemons, mangos)
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, dry, ashy

  45. Luigisim scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great raw dram, simple but at the same time full of power. Cask just helped the maturation without interfering with the strong soul of this magnificent water of life

    Blind tasting notes from homemade Advent 2017 calendar, gentle gift of friends.
    • Nose
      Smell from a chimney full of peat, dense and powerful
    • Taste
      Strong raw dram. Smoked herring covered by honey with hints of salt: simply great!
    • Finish
      Long and powerful, the peat nicely embrace the throat. Basically the aftertaste does not end .....

  46. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  47. Vipère did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    All this is typically Laphroaig, fat, medicinal, smoked and balanced thanks to pretty fruits and herbs.
    • Nose
      smoked, with a nice bed of herbs that bring freshness and a hint of bitterness. On the sugar side, we have green apple. It's medicinal at will. After a while, the register of herbs opens a little, with something more aromatic and fresh (minty?). The smoke is present but not invasive.
    • Taste
      Frank attack. It's round and oily, more animal notes of leather appear.
    • Finish
      The finish stands on a beautiful woody bitterness, which makes it less "sweet" than its cousin the quarter cask.

  48. Abadon05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    No comparison with the normal 10s. Significantly better and more balanced. But I'm not a Laphroaigfan. Where the 18er gives me more here.
    • Nose
      How should it be otherwise, it comes naturally first a sweet nose. Not too intrusive or uncomfortable. Associations with honey and popcorn are spreading. Likewise sweet red berry fruits, where I definitely have to think of raspberries. And a little grassiness.
    • Taste
      The sweetness continues. Likewise the laproaigeypische taste. There is also a certain earthiness and certain nuances of wax. But not unpleasant and already occupied by the sweetness.
    • Finish
      Short to medium-long finish. Again, the sweetness is spreading. But there is also a certain bitterness added. Wax and lemon are spreading.

  49. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Batch 006 - 58% VS Batch 008 - 59.2%" Tasted parallel. On the nose, both are smoked and very peppery. Small advantage at 008 for intensity (thanks to the extra 1.2% alcohol?) Medicinal malt, a little more grass for the 006 where I detect thyme. The 006 has meaty accents, while the 008 switches to the side of gluttony with chocolate cereals. On the palate, both are ultra intense and peppery with an almost chewy texture so the malt is thick. The 008 seems to me richer and warmer, while the 006 is more direct and malty. Final very opulent, covering and peppered for the 006. More round but a little less omnipresent for the 008. Enthusiasm 4/5 for both but advantage at 006 for his more direct profile, a matter of taste.
    Whiskys No. 1367 and 1368

  50. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  51. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  52. Ciro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  53. Dionysus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  54. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  55. Jon Osterman scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    A great peated Islay malt bottled at cask strength, bearing an age statement, and even reasonably priced ($55 American, where I am)!  How could you go wrong?  I wish there were more bottlings like this, from other distillers...  How about an Ardmore 10 at cask strength?
    • Nose
      Smoky, salty peat
    • Taste
      A foundation of American oak cask sweetness with a pronounced saltiness and the characteristic funkiness of Laphroaig's distillate
    • Finish
      Noticeably ashy, with a bit of brininess as it fades away

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

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Rich, deep gold

    Nose: Powerfull, smoke and earthy aromas, seaweed

    Body: Full bodied

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

    Finish: Long and savoury

  57. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Laphroaig 10 Cask Strenght Batch 006:
    Tasted 2016-01-29 @ home:
    N strong ashes with full wood, typical laffi
    G full and strong with juicy nuts, strong coffee
    85

  58. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is the purest essence of Laphroaig. If you like Laphroaig you must try this. If not stay clear, this one isn't for playing around with. 
    • Nose
      It's a Laphroaig! Mineral peat, leathery earthy notes. Dirty oily smoke. Absolutely filthy. Brine. Iodine. Nutty woods. Woodspice. Lemon oil.  Dry smoked fish (Dashi maybe?). Glazed meat. Struck flints. Coarse pepper. 
    • Taste
      Thick engine oil. Rubber. Fresh tar. Bitter citrus. A sticky gooey sweetness (like the drippings off of the glazed meat from the nose). Hot pepper. Salt. Herbal honey. Peppermint.
    • Finish
      Gloriously long. Rubber. Oil smoke. Charcoal. Bitter wood. Thick cough syrup. Bitter liquorice. 

  60. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoked meat/ham, ashes and liquorice. Citrus - spices, oily and mezcal.
    • Taste
      Citrus - lemon, Tobacco and pepper. Iron, iodine, smoked ales, tear, camp fire, oily and pickle.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with some fire works, meaty, peat, cookies and citrus.     

  61. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    gold color, moderately expressive nose, peat, lemon, iodine, barbecue, camphor. Powerful mouth, well integrated alcohol, peat fat, a little sweet, nice thick texture, but a little young, apple, sweet cereals. Very good length.

  62. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  63. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  64. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not the best CS tasted but still good.
    • Nose
      Banana flambé, medicinal, peaty.
    • Taste
      sweet
    • Finish
      long

  65. Pépé scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A model of its kind. Sailor at will, raw drum and accessible, in both senses of the term. What Else?
    • Nose
      A heavy peat, with a lot of sugar in support. An excessively marine nose, iodized, which will evolve in time. It was a whisky that poured on a slate to fill the bottle. Apple, some indefinite citrus, a lot of vanilla. In a surprising way, some floral notes emerge from time to time.
    • Taste
      The nose was a very good base, very player. The mouth .... so Laphroaig! Mercurochrome drinkable in bulk. Softens with sweet and vanilla notes, but so typical.
    • Finish
      Long and navy.

  66. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Extremely round, long-lasting Laphroaig. I think of sweet wood, which we used to chew at school .....
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  67. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  68. DDiep did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    During our tour last week at Laphroaig, our guide informed us that this is an uncoloured whisky.

  69. Laga93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  70. zinaf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent development on the nose. A real chameleon whisky.
    by far the best Laphroaig, although the batches also vary a lot and this is not my favourite.
    • Nose
      Medicinal (of course). Barbecue sauce; cured ham (Lagavulin territory); fish oil.
      Water & time: blackcurrant
    • Taste
      medicinal; some tar. Typical Laphroaig on the palate but very intense in terms of sensations. Full steam!
    • Finish
      Long, nice and tarry; sweet.

  71. Ciro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  72. checkpointuk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/laphroaig-an-cuan-mor-triple-wood-und-10yo-cask-strength-batch-6-35597/ Color: full gold
    Nose: Thin and sweet consistency! Notes of freshly sliced ​​lime and hay, which are spiced with little. An elegant vanilla flavor floats in the glass and peat-smoke blend with rather unusual notes of fresh, red apples. Very good until then!
    Taste: Peaty water with apple notes and tart herbs, sweet and malty. Again vanilla and smoky lemon, sugar sweet and packed with a full smoke flavor. A sweet and bitter interplay.
    Finish: Now too long - inharmonious, bitter-sweet and ending with woody sugar notes.
    83 points (nose: 88 / taste: 82 / finish: 79)

  73. Goethe scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Adding water: More fruits will pop up. Vanilla, furniture polish, sweet salt.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, burned banana, salt, mineral, gras, medicinal, mineral, iron, hints of sherry!
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet and dry. Ginger, TCP, salt, machine oil, green apple.
    • Finish
      Long. Oak. Having a bonfire and throwing in some fruits. 

  74. irrerelevant scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Phenolisch, heavy smoke, sea air, smoked ham, neat vanilla, incredibly sweet, American oak behind, iodine, overwhelming, crushing, incredibly intense, full, dense, despite the high alcohol content no alcohol, after some time comes ripe banana and cinnamon, a Laphroaig as you wish him.

  75. Phàdraig scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  76. Owidram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  77. Owidram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I don't agree with your vision Palindrome

    Laphroaig are responsible people and 10 yo CS will always be 10 yo. It's a classic in their range. A standard for any whisky lover.

    This is one of the biggest distilleries out there they have capacity. Select is not supposed to replace the standard 10yo either.

    I personnaly prefer this one to batch 003. This 006 is one of the best batches so far.

  78. Palindrome scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I like the 003 a little more, owing to the fact that it has more complexity, but this 006 is smoother. Grab it while you can. I predict the next cask strength will be NAS with considerably younger whisky inside.

    Judging by the beads on the side of the glass, this 006 has some whisky in it that is older than a mere 10 years. Considering how high the ABV is, and yet how smooth it is, that is another indication that this has some older whisky blended into the ten year stock. I'm guessing that there is some 15-17 year in there. 

    The Laphroaig Select is an indication of the direction the distillery might be going. I also think that now is the time to snag a bottle or two of the 18 year if it is reasonably priced where you live. Save your Laph 18's for a decade and then marvel at them in 2,025 when 18 year old whisky is about as common as raining frogs in Paris. Bring one out at a new year's eve party and be a hero.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  79. Tomh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  80. Guntis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  81. Dyno scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    fantastic islay whisky, great everything this whisky. even better with a good slosh of spring water added. incredibly long and rollercoaster style finish.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  82. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Peter Domanski's contribution to IX. tasting the Peat Brotherhood. There is no doubt that this whisky belongs to the absolute peak, but also won our show tasting.
    I like more whisky styles, I like to look for fine nuances and discover few well-known brands, I enjoy fruity and malt, but then come to Laphroaig's tasting and everything is inverted. This is a brutal snap, a ruthless bulldozer that blurs all the opponents off the road and does not give them a chance to compete. Ber or not, that's Laphroaig 10 yo Cask Strength 006.
    • Nose
      Uncompromising, concentrated Laphroaig as we know it well. Thinner, disinfectant. Without water, more water, it seems more sweetish, but it tends to return to salinity, the sea, the coast and the wet pebble beach on which is the old smoky smoker ... (89 b)
    • Taste
      The taste is ultrabrutal, oily, sweet, strong, distinctive, then salty, smoked, tar. (94 b)

  83. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  84. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Without water: Medical. Salty. Traces of honey and nuts. Butter cream. Dark. Grapefruits. With water: the fruity notes increase. Tropical fruits. Dried apricots and oranges. Some caramel.
    • Taste
      Without water: sweet and oily. Behind the smoke, traces of oak and lemon. With water: sweet with oranges and apricots. Smoky.
    • Finish
      Without water: strong and long after a sweet start. Smoke explosion. Oak. Dark. Lemon. With water: After a sweet start malting with notes of wet peat. Then seasoning (gingerbread?).

  85. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  86. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  87. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    simply great. finished not less than three bottles since arrival in may14.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  88. nathanyael scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  89. Caoldronach scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    This batch #006 is incredibly good!
    I have tasted different batches but batch #006 outperforms them all.
    Until now I liked best batch #004 but #006 is even better, it has a very complex aroma texture, accompanied by very heavy and profound peat. Very strong but still balanced.
    By the way, in general the 10y cask strength of Laphroaig is a completely different animal than the standard 10y (I am not speaking of the higher ABV). I do not know which casks they use for the standard 10y mass market bottling but the quality is way worse than that of the 10y cask strength. If you dilute the cask strength with water you will directly see that it is of superior quality.

  90. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    We´re getting closer...

    I like this Batch 6 way better than the previous bottling. But I still prefer Batch 3.

  91. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    There's clearly some sherry influence in this one, haven't noticed that in earlier batches. This makes it a little smoother than the previous batch, though they're not worlds apart.
    • Nose
      Peat, gingerbread, caramel, salt, dark chocolate, orange, grapefruit, vanilla, malt sugar and something like sparks coming from scraping iron. With water a little peachy fruitiness.
    • Taste
      Ashy peat, citrus, orange, gingerbread, raspberry and aniseed. Briny and fireplace-like.
    • Finish
      Peat, toffee, gingerbread, dark chocolate, orange, raspberry and aniseed.

  92. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  93. fritzbrause scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is another wonderful cask strength batch! Thank you John Campbell for this beauty! It takes some time in the glass, before the aroma arises, but then: tarry, sweet, peat, spices. Great. The palate is a dream for Laphroaig fans (like me). After initial sweetness very dry sherry notes arise (could even be some Madeira butt in there??) perfectly paired with peaty and iodine see breezes. Very complex! Do not need water, but some more aromas come thru by adding some. The finish is long and warm. Fantastic typical Islay dram with an superb value for money! 

  94. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A delicate and complex nose. On the palate there is an initial sweetness, quite surprising for Laphroaig these days. The finish is long and lingering with a mixture of that same sweetness and some spices. A really great and overall very well balanced Laphroaig CS. Nice to see some output of that complexity and quality from them right now.

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