Laphroaig Triple Wood

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon, Quarter, Oloroso Sherry
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 Jul 2014 6:16 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 92.02

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Triple Wood

67 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.21 points

  1. 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;

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Earthy green peat, medicinal, hansaplast, cough sweets, ripe apple, sweet citrus, a slight note of heather honey and some dried gras/hay.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite a mouthfull, dried and smoked grasses, medicinal, peat, some honied liquorice, a lemony sour sweetness, charcoal, some black pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long: only minimal sweetness remaining, lingering tobacco smoke, peppers, salted liquorice, charcoal and a bitter ashy tail end.

  5. Saftkenner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice standard bottling with good value for money, especially in terms of drinking strength.
    However, I prefer the stronger and edgier "Quarter Cask" and when it comes to additional fruit flavors, I prefer the Brodir or the PX-Cask.
    • Nose
      Maritime, phenolic and slightly medicinal smoke. Typical Laphroaig.
      Campfire, damp plank, old shoe sole, gauze bandage, vanilla, cherry, oak spice.
      The alcohol is once again very well integrated.
    • Taste
      Powerful start and not alcoholic spicy, despite the slightly peppery start.
      Smoke, orange, old rag, cloves, delicate cherry with vanilla and white oak spice.
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish. What remains is some smoke, together with a strong honey sweetness and a little bit of acidity.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.

  7. moab21 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good NAS whisky for a good price. But I would always prefer the 10s and above all the great Quarter Cask. And they are both even cheaper.

  8. MrRancho scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    All very good flavors and tastes, but they are a bit 'side by side', not integrated, and young and stormy and not balanced and harmonious.
    • Nose
      First campfire. Then work quickly through a fruity sweetness, possibly apple mustache. Then comes the smoke and bacon again. Then it smells like mown grass. Finally red apple, maybe also pear. With hand warmth becomes greasier, on the edge also a little vanilliger pipe tobacco and leather.
    • Taste
      The alcohol tingles on the tip of the tongue, then smoke and grill ash. The whole is supported by a slight sweetness.
    • Finish
      The smoke stays in your mouth forever! In addition, neat salt and slightly nutty. Very, very delicious!

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    If you expect a lot of sherry and bourbon sweetness from the Triple Wood, you are on the wrong track. There is a lot of smoke on the way, and the barrels have a lot of tannins - nothing for whimpering. Great Laphroaig with bums.
    • Nose
      medically fresh, slightly pungent, bitter vegetable, freshly cut grass, lime skin ... then charcoal, soot ... behind it a light caramel sweetness
    • Taste
      the smoke comes back vegetable-bitter (almost burnt plastic, bitter tablets) ... keeps in the balance with sweetness, honey, caramel ... then licorice, Kamillan - wooden board.
    • Finish
      rather long, smoky-dry-bitter, some licorice

  10. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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


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