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Laphroaig Brodir

Overall rating
85.66/100
votes
883
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels + Ruby Port Casks Finish
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

€ 147.47

39 × in wishlist

883 × member ratings

3407 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Brodir

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.66 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. 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

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A young, intense and very successful malt - in a blind tasting I would not have recognized him as Laphi.
    Despite the liter bottle - with about 95.00 € I find it a bit too expensive!
    • Nose
      82 82
      dry aromatic smoke, fruits, berries, port, sweetness (honey) - somewhat uncharacteristic of Laphi;
    • Taste
      83 83
      full-bodied onset, mild smoke, some salt, licorice, liquorice, floral, oily, dark fruits, blackberries, port, pepper, oak; the 48% are an ideal drinking strength.
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium length with salt, smoke and herbal flavors; in the aftermath properly dry;

  7. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I love the Laphroaig character and the port finish too, but now it's a very grotesque marriage. :)
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, pepper, herbals, camphor, vanilla, fruits and sawdust.
    • Taste
      Lemon peel, dark chocolate, spicy oak, earl grey tea, pepper, herbals and hexane.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, dry, smoky.

  8. megabreit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Powerful and fruity. The smoke is initially reserved.
    Taste: Dark chocolate and soft fruits. Here the Portfass worked well. Behind it comes the smoke and with power the Laphroaig typical medical note.
    Finish: Long and warming, becoming drier

  9. DavidH. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Do I like peaty/smoky whiskies? No.
    Do I like this Laphroaig Brodir? Yes!
    Well that's a good thing to hear from someone who really can't (or maybe could mmh?) stand Islay drams.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It's good? Yes it is. Is it as good as the price is high? This is a much more complex question ...
    • Nose
      Dark dried fruit, creamy chocolate, peanuts, old furniture, blackberries. On the background of light sea tones, a good dose of classical medicine (which over time increases) and peat, light pepper spice. It also feels a certain youth of distillate.
    • Taste
      Sweeter taste than PX jug - dried plums, figs, toffee, lemon peel, malt. At the same time, there is much more peat at the expense of PX medicine. Creamy, oranges in chocolate.
    • Finish
      In reverberation the lemon peel, peat, lemon chocolate, the later strong onset of medicine and woodiness. Long reverb

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