Laphroaig Brodir

Overall rating
85.76/100
votes
1153
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

€ 241.40

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Brodir

46 users have left 50 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.76 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. ZLako scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sample from a fellow whisky conoisseur.

    N: Laphroaig. Iodine and maritime smoke rightaway. Red fruits and a nice sweet wine note is coming through. Honey and vanilla with gentle wood spice. (88)

    P: Nice velvety texture. Smooth and balanced. Very sweet from the port. Opens up with peat and a pepper rush. Then sea salt with a hint of vanilla. Honey and red fruits. Some strawberry. (90)

    F: Medium. Iodine with pepper and drying sweetness. (85)

    88 / 90 / 85 = 87.6667 --> 88 pts / 100

  4. FeydRautha scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Don Cassi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts Laphi typically with medicinal-ashy-mineral smoke and a nice sweetness. Untypically, this is accompanied by light sweet and sour fruit notes as well as smoked ham and some rosemary/thyme.

    Despite the increased alcohol content, it is very soft and oily in the mouth and dresses the palate with fruity, spicy and slightly ashy notes.

    In the finish, the ash dominates in a blend with spicy wood and mineral notes. The reddish fruit notes are still hiding in the background.
    Length: 7/10

    Beautiful, soft and woody Laphi, which is a bit more tame than most of its brothers, but extends the range appropriately.

    Rating: B+

  6. glenrob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. 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)

  8. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  15. 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;

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice dram with the Port adding a very pleasant flavour to this obviously quite young Laphroaig. 

    However no comparison at all to the 2013(?) Port Cairdeas which was a masterpiece by Laphroaig and is way out of this Brodir´s league. Therefore my expectations were a bit higher...

  21. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Comparing the price I'll go for the quarter cask.
    • Nose
      Soft peat smoke. Nice and light vanilla sweetness.
    • Taste
      From the legs in the glass I expected a litle bit more body. There's also more pepper in the taste than I could find back in the nose.Peaty smoke, honey sweetness, little ash, almonds. Salt after licking your lips. With the second sip came a little iodine but not the medicinal taste from many years ago.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish. The peaty smoke keeps hanging around. Nice sweetness and salt. Drying out in the mouth at the very end.

  23. HunterRomario scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Taste tasting BR, and now, after half a year, I tasted the cast specimen. In a rarely balanced set BenRiach scored 17 yo 1996 Marsala finished first to second, but during the rehearsals these two still managed to skip the Isle of Jura 1993 Boutique Barrel Oloroso Sherry Butt, whose qualities I fully appreciated to rest in the next tasting. You can see the total results here: http://whisky.nethar.com/forum/viewtopic ... 8 & start = 10 Great Thanksgiving for the chance to taste.
    • Nose
      Sweet and swallowed, peat-bog, fruity acidic, walnut. Occasionally it reminds of sweets of some candy, but this impression is usually overwhelmed by the smog from the campfire. (89 b)
    • Taste
      Peeled acidity, covered with peat, is a style that I like and often points to me. A lot of peat and ash in the flavor. (91 b)

  24. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. steinrich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  28. eppelheimer scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Nose: sensational - smoke and berry flavors Taste: here followed the disappointment for me - the smoke covers the aromas promised by the smell. Finish: medium in length PLV: altogether too expensive for the offered

  29. wbarchive_485944 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  30. 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

  31. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  32. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, honey, peat smoke, coastal, tropical fruits, honey, sweet, salty, berries
    • Taste
      Fresh, light, peat smoke, fruity, creamy, oily, flowery, sweet, liquorice, charcoal
    • Finish
      Long, rich, salty, smoky, sweet, citrus

  33. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Medium to long finish, the spice stays in the mouth, the smoke is everywhere, but is not an autoc ruler! I like it. The youth is sometimes through, but fine overall. He does not quite get used to the Benriach Solstice! 88Punkte
    • Nose
      Dark boiled forest fruits, blackberries, licorice, of course, smoke but also some stinging alcohol (nail polish remover) paired with subliminal sweetness.
    • Taste
      Smoke, spiciness, a slight bitterness comes on, Salzig Maritim, the dark forest fruits settle only when smoke and sea salt have subsided.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the dark fruits are dominant, sugar (cooked fruit), smoke, delicate bitterness, maybe coffee - reminds me of the blackberry liqueur of Kilchoman.

  34. Achany scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    there is smoke and sea in the nose together with a good portion of port. the first taste was the typical Laphroaig punch. smoke, peat, seaweed, salt and than there is this nice sweetness. the sweetness of the port which develops quite quickly is really nice. for me personally these two tastes - Islay peat and port - are a perfect match.

    this is really some complex single malt. so much to discover while savoring it. 
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  35. Fable scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  36. whiskeyjedi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood Finish Batch 001 48%
    Tasted 2015-11- ?? @ Tobi:
    Ash, iron, iodine, slightly borbon
    G full, spicy with clear charcoal, strong smoke, then fast fruity notes with coffee and a long finish
    88

  37. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great! Rauch + Port is also my favorite station wagon.
    • Nose
      wow, what a nose, first clear medical smoke and then the port finish beats, very sweet, sweet red fruits / berries, raspberry and cherry, behind it a little lemon, vanilla, spicy oak, leather, and also hay, I also find sulfur very easily
    • Taste
      hmm, nice oily, the great combination of the nose continues, smoke and the sweet Portnoten are harmoniously connected, honey, wild berries, some caramel, a hint of cinnamon, slightly floral in the background, and dry oak
    • Finish
      dry on the palate, otherwise the whisky sounds like it started, sweet and smoky, with raspberry syrup

  38. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nice Islay finish, playing in a league with Lagavulin DE, Bowmore Darkest and Benriach Solstice.
    • Nose
      sweet smoke, fruity (cherry jam, redcurrants, sweet red wine), raisins, a slightly tart herbal note
    • Taste
      Campfire, dark chocolate, nougat, raisins ... the smoke is bitter, herbs, cough syrup
    • Finish
      long, dry, dark chocolate, cough syrup

  39. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  40. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      sweet, spicy, for laphroaig delicate smoke, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      very pleasant sweet on the tip of the tongue, in the course of pleasant smoke, yet subtle, slightly peppery, rum pot
    • Finish
      medium long and sweet, extinguished fire in the reverberation, typical port wine infusion flavors

  41. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  42. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good Laphroaig, but compared to the not really worse but much cheaper bottlings Quarter Cask and Triple Wood priced much too high.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke. Voluminous and heavy. Dark berries and raisins come as soon as the nose gets used to the smoke. The smell of a dying fire.
    • Taste
      It leaves the sweetness of Port Wood - barrel, the smoke is more present than in the nose. Now, the medical notes typical of Laphroaig also appear. A herb garden, getting a bit bitter. Unusual for Laphroaig, but not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      Long and dry.

  43. Zuphael scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    In the Dire Straits gabs the "Brothers in Arms", at Laphroaig there is the brother in the glass. And like his brothers and sisters from the same house, he unfortunately did not get his wonderful bronze coloring naturally. But it quickly becomes clear to Brodir that he can dignify the family's character despite his port finish. However, he leans slightly back with the typical features, even if the familiar medical iodine and the cold ashes appear in the nose, but they are balanced with the sweetish aroma of dark dried fruits such as raisins. Memory will wake up one morning, after a camp fire, where the cold ashes of the morning dew smells damp. And in fact, he only weakly distributes his nuances in the mouth, he is so young and inexperienced, the finish probably only turned out quite short. In fact, peat and smoke come pretty late for me, but there are long warming moments with the finish. What initially dominates are citrus, maybe a bit bitter orange. As well as a certain sweetness which I do not like to push here on vanilla, maybe a shot of honey. Overall, I'm a little surprised, the nose shows excellent and the finish is also strong. Only the middle part remains behind the expectations, very mild, makes a good contrast to the finish, but it lacks the complexity, the depth I want from a Laphroaig. And the brother without age will probably not quite as fast as he wants to find the way on my shelf, its relatively high price makes him seem unattractive.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      85 85

  44. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  45. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    You don't have to bye an ashtray and a bottle of port to get a glimpse into the mixture of both. This is really Laphroaig (kind of Quartercask/Triple Wood) with a port finish. Really complex after all and enjoyable too.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, medicinal, cranberry, grapes way in the back, herbals, ashes, port, milk chocolate with rasins.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, fruity, oranges, salt, bonfire.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark chocolate, nuts, dark fruits way in the back.

  46. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My last portfinish smoker was the BenRiach 12 Importanticus. He was somehow dirtier and spicier than the Laphroaig. I find this rounder and smoother. I like it, it's not all that multifaceted, but it's delicious. PS In the empty glass comes through a note, as if children had poured while playing with the model railway a little multi-juice on the locomotive and this is then durchgeschmort.
    • Nose
      not too violent typical Laphroaig smoke, slightly medicinal and slightly sooty, the influence of the pores is palpable, immediately fruity fresh sweetness, tangerines, caramel, herbs, looks from the color not only like rosé wine also has such a slightly sour flavor
    • Taste
      absolutely mild and despite the 48% no Alk.spürbar, here again this slightly sour rosé wine note, sweet juice orange, after a small moment a tender touch of mousse au chocolat, some smoke, damp peat
    • Finish
      as in the nose and mouth a little smoke, rosé wine, mandarins, herbs, some damp moldy forest soil and finally some dark chocolate

  47. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful smoke. In addition to the typical medical phenolic notes also camp fire smoke. Sweet and fruity behind. Red fruits. Raspberry jelly. Strawberries. Brown sugar. Rum pot. Pickled cherries. Ripe apples. Cinnamon. Maritime flavors.
    • Taste
      In the beginning, the smoke dominates. Sweeter with honey, vanilla. Grapefruit and citrus fruits behind.
    • Finish
      Long. Cigar smoke. Fruity. Pickled cherries. Strawberries. Honey. Vanilla. Oak. Filter coffee.

  48. Dieter_W scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A good but still pretty young Laphi. Not bad but too expensive for my taste.
    • Nose
      The smoke typical Laphroaig with sweet raspberries - strawberry jam -Vanille - little cough syrup
      Very much fruit Still very young.
    • Taste
      First impression again very young - alcoholic - fruity-grave-fruit - lemon. dry dry green bananas Like a damp attic hangs on the laundry washed with Lenor.
    • Finish
      medium long and dry

  49. Greenkeeper did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For all of you, that don't want to spend more than 100 Euros on one single bottle of a NAS Whisky here's an alternative (I've tested that by myself and can recommendate it) :

    Buy one bottle of Laphroaig quartercask for ~ only a third of the brodir's price.
    Savour about 35-45ml (depends on your personal taste) of the quartercask and replace this amount of spirit with the same amount of a good tawny port (about 18.5-19.5 % abv.) that you fill into the bottle.

    Close the bottle, put it back into the tube and let the mixture rest for at least 6-8 weeks (this "marrying period" is very important). Then taste it. The result will be worth arguing, whether the high price of he Brodir can be justified or not.

    My personal opinion is, that a NAS port wood finish of Laphroaig spirit would have been fine for let's say 60 Euros. But not for the double.

    The same thing is that I still don't know, why the Laphroaig PX finish has to be so much more expensive than the reasonably priced and good "Laphroaig triple wood" or why the "Laphroaig An cuan mor" (also NAS) has to be that expensive also.

    Brodir, PX finish and "an cuan mor" : IMHO 3 really good, but heavily overpriced whiskies. What a pity.

  50. Numwierum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  51. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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