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Overall rating
85.05/100
votes
469
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter, Oloroso Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
2014
Barcode
5010019636775
Added on
06 Jul 2014 6:16 pm by Ras Mazunga
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48,95

40 × in wishlist

469 × member ratings

1508 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Triple Wood

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.05 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The typical Laphroaig smoke is dominant with a medicinal-fresh undertone from the beginning. In the first few minutes after pouring the alcohol (48%) stings a little in the nose, but becomes increasingly pleasant in the course of the tasting. Sweet-spicy notes quickly break through the thick smoke. Vanilla, caramel, delicate sherry notes, red fruits and lime abrasion mingle with malt, iodine, maritime aromas and spicy oak notes. The nose is powerful and multi-faceted.
    • Taste
      The Laphroaig starts first with a pleasant texture (creamy, oily) before countless my taste buds are confronted with sweet-fruity smoke and abundant oak cargo. A subtle sherry sweetness, dark fruits, orange peel, vanilla, caramel and echoes of dark forest honey follow. Immediately behind it appear slowly maritime notes, iodine, lime abrasion and clear wood notes to the fore. A delicate bitterness is already noticeable on the palate. The smoke (campfire & medical) is always present and emphasizes the intense taste.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet-smoky and spicy. Also on the finish line dominates the intense smoke (campfire, slightly ashy and medically). A slight residual sweetness flashes in the short term and is quickly replaced by strong woody notes. Maritime notes and licorice let the Laphroaig slowly fade away. On the palate remains a delicate dryness and a noticeable bitterness.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Since you can not complain at all. Great drum combination that forms a slightly different Laphroaig. No high flyer, but top prize and: non-chill filtered.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Strong peat smoke and immediately wet, loamy soil and damp hay. Iodine and salt. Far less kelp / algae than you might be used to with Laphroaig. Fewer oceanic associations crowd up. Mentholisch fresh with traces of vanilla and honey.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The peat smoke takes a while to unfold on the tongue. Before that, mild-seasoned wild herbs are first found, which quickly become bitter. Salmiak sets over it sharply, but is softened by honey and vanilla after some time. Old oak boards are heavy on the tongue.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long and oily, with the ashes of a peat fire, oak, salt and recurring sal ammoniac.

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really good malt for the money. I like the Quarter Cask a bit better.

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Belongs to the core range and is always available. An interesting malt, but I prefer the Quarter Cask!
    • Nose
      full of smoke, peat, iodine, spicy oak, salt, hints of vanilla and honey;
    • Taste
      first sweet honey, fruity, sherry aromas, spice, oak, voluminous, above all nice smoke;
    • Finish
      long finish; in the end great smoky flavors and sweetness;

  5. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Terrific game between smoke and fruit
    • Nose
      First, it is medicated-smoky, then develops a sherry fruitiness. This is accompanied by a caramel note, vanilla and a touch of maritime sea breeze.
    • Taste
      At the first sip for me at first only smoke and oak was present. The second sip was followed by a strong sweetness and sherry fruitiness.
    • Finish
      long, smoky, oak always present (partly dominant), but then comes the sherry, the smoke gives way to a dry sherry note (the sweet sherry is accompanied by a slight bitterness.) Smoke, oak and sherry alternate steadily (very well balanced, for nothing superimposed on me)

  6. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Collegiate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The Sherry finish doesn’t add much to the quarter cask here. If anything, I find it more muddled than the QC. Still a decent Laphroaig, but not a repeat buy for me.

  8. Collegiate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The Sherry finish doesn’t add much to the quarter cask here. If anything, I find it more muddled than the QC. Still a decent Laphroaig, but not a repeat buy for me.

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I really like the comparison - made by Ruben from Whiskynotes - of this to the Lagavulin Distiller's Edition. There's a similar sense of enhancing sweetness and tamping down peat smoke without losing the core identity of the distillate. This is still medicinal, peppery, salty, and complex, but it tones down the sheer herbal intensity of the Quarter Cask (to say nothing of the 10 CS), augmenting it with dry, yet fruity Oloroso notes. This definitely plays in a league with the aforementioned Lagavulin DE and Ardbeg Uigededail, yet it clocks in at roughly half the price.
    In short: I love it, and the only thing that keeps this bottle from reaching a higher mark is a certain (but slight) lack of depth / age.

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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