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Laphroaig Brodir

Overall rating
85.73/100
votes
1061
Whiskybase ID
WB59186
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels + Ruby Port Casks Finish
Casknumber
Batch 001
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 001 L424457C 16:58
Barcode
5010019637642
Bottled for
European Travel Exclusive
Added on
22 Oct 2014 9:51 am by Reyan
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 192.51

44 × in wishlist

1061 × member ratings

4099 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Brodir

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.73 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Strong. Sweet smoke. Raspberries, blueberries. Wood lacquer. Exotic grasses.
    • Taste
      Smoking campfire. Railway tracks. Raspberry syrup. Sage. Bitter chocolate, some black pepper and ashes.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    What we have here, Brother-1, is a fairly simple whisky, a minimal set of smoky peat derivatives plus a port, very minimalistic, not to say that it’s poor and watery, but like that, everything is light, Lor still remains undefeated.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, dry boards, peat, charred branches, light sweet, wine notes, berry jam, ash.
    • Taste
      Thick, saturated, oak, peat, wine astringent notes, raisins, ash.
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, ginger, porto, oak, berry astringent shades.

  3. KOQ24 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    -Iodine,phenolic,Seawater,Rhubarb,Pepper,Ginger,Chocolate,Cherries,light smoke,Cheese,Caramel

    Taste:
    -Smoke,Pepper,Cinnamon,Rhubarb,Caramel,Chocolate,Ginger,Ash,Almonds

    Finish:
    -long,medium-strong alcohol presence

    O:
    A good, not great Port-aged Malt.
    The Benriach 17yo Solstice is definitely the better Option for around the same Price.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Brodir. Consumed July 2018. Smells like a Speyside sherried whisky - very plasticky, lots of sherry/port with no peat. Would never have this down as an Islay from the nose. Body is very rounded and smooth. Taste is really very 'fortified wine' but with a huge boozy salt hit, plasticky, big boozy linger with some peat, plasticky and intense. Smoke is there but very restrained. Port builds a lot and by the end that's all I'm tasting. An interesting one to try. Almost sickly in the end. Wouldn't buy a bottle at £95 a go. Doesn't really work for me. I liked it to start but the drinkability isn't there - it just gets too sweet and sickly. I could see some people really liking it though. Slow going. (3.1/74)

  5. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fun malt, if you like the general style. Nice ruby port finish. Not worth more than maybe 80 EUR in my book, but if you find it on offer, go for it.

  7. Cyril31 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Nose : vanilla, wood, honey, rhubarb (thanks COQ24)
    Taste : strong
    Finish : long because is the alcohol seems strong

  8. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    ***
    ????: brown-ruby-dark orange
    ????: smoky, seaweed, warm, very slightly guilty, quite simple but pleasant, not a lot going on here, although it's quite fresh it's quite ok,
    ????: intensely peaty, sweet, strangely watery, subtly biting, flat like a board ...
    ????: short, a bit tart,
    *
    Weak peat, hard to even give him "OK". It leaves a lot to be desired.
    *
    ????: 3.5 / 10
    ????: 83/100

  9. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very much Laphroaig, more ash and peat than port influence. Still good, but lacking a balance to make it great
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dry phenolic ashy peat smoke, blueberry crumble, vanilla cream
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smoke and Peat, cherry, cream, citrus
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium, ashy, bbq, charred meat, hint of sweetness (blueberry syrup)

  10. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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