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Laphroaig 25-year-old

Overall rating 90 votes 91.01
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry Barrels
Strength
45.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010019637628
Added on
12 Nov 2014 6:08 pm by 404fred
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

277 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

14 Notes

dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Review note
23 Nov 2017 2:02 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
80
Presentation
88
My Collection
dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Tasting note
11 May 2017 10:54 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

sirupartige intensive Süße, Zimt und Nelken, feiner leckerer sehr zarter Rauch, Vanille, Zitrusnoten, Grüner Tee, Jasminblüten, komplexe Eichensäure mit feinwürzigen Tanninen

Taste

mild salzig, leicht süß - viel weniger süß, als die intensiv süße Nase, kräftig würzig eichenholzig prickelnd, Iod, Zimt und Zucker mit Nelken, kühlende Minznote an der Zunge, ölige Textur, schöne vielschichtige Eiche, Rauch nur noch wie ein Gewürz ganz am Rand

Finish

mild, würzig, feine leicht staubige Eiche, wärmend und kühlend gleichzeitig(Minze)

Comments

süßer, dickflüssiger, konzentrierter als der 18er, mehr Gewürze, weniger "coastal" mehr Zimt-Zucker-Nelken lastig, ich ziehe den 18er vor - der hat mehr Magie für mich und kostet etwa 1/3 bis 1/4 - dieser hier ist mir zu nahe am alten Bowmore 17

My Collection
Mario87
Expert Junior Mario87 Review note
04 Feb 2017 9:40 pm
Mario87 gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.8
Nose
93
Initial taste
96
Body
94
Finish
95
Price
71
Presentation
91
KemmieL
Expert Senior KemmieL Review note
29 Dec 2016 5:46 pm
KemmieL gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.9
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
93
Finish
94
Price
92
Presentation
93
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
04 Nov 2016 1:51 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 89 points

Thanks to breste for the sample

Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
89
Segens
Expert Senior Segens Tasting note
16 Jan 2016 11:49 pm
Segens gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Still a lot of smoke even with 25 years of age. High complexity as you have smoke, then fruits, sweetness, smoke comes back, again honey, barbecue, then herbs ... Lovely and one of the best noses I have had

Taste

A lot of herbs now which were decent in the nose less sweetness and also some oak now. Some sour grapes, grapefruit and oranges. Very nice!  

Finish

The finish is not too long but sweet smoke remains positive in the throat.

Comments

Wow it is an excellent dram! It is so much better than the Laphroaig 18 but not as goos as the Laphroaig 21 which is for me a masterpiece of Islay whisky. And it is fully worth its money (300€)

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
13 Dec 2015 7:16 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Salt, smoke, iodine, vanilla, old wood, gingerbread.

Taste

Sea salt, medicinal, coal smoke, iodine, citrus, sweet spices.

Finish

Medium. Smoke, sweet smoke, smoke (TCP). Some vanilla and wood.

Comments
Very enjoyable this expression of Laphroaig 25 years. There is some smoke left after 25 years, amazing. But very different types of smoke. A bit medicinal, some sweet smoke, some coals, some TCP, very complex concerning the smokiness character. Recommendable for Friends of Laphroaig and peat lovers.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10 (2015)
Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
30 Nov 2015 8:34 am
Achany gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
90
Japs
Member Junior Japs Review note
02 Aug 2015 10:02 am
Japs gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.1
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
90
Finish
93
Price
90
Presentation
95
mds51
Connoisseur mds51 Tasting note
22 Jun 2015 10:20 pm
mds51 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Medizinisch, Jod, Salz, leichte Anklänge von Torf. Im Zweiten Anklang gelbe Früchte. Äpfel, etwas Pfirsich, etwas staubig im Hintergrund.

Taste

Ein Rauch erschlägt einen! Nein Quatsch ;) Der Rauch ist sanft wie ein Kätzchen und umschmeichelt den Gaumen.

Relativ viel Vanille und Toffee, in den der Rauch sehr gut eingebunden ist. Man merkt das Alter und ein Hauch von Eiche ist zu vernehmen. Im Hintergrund etwas medizinisches und Asche. Leicht salzig, wie eine leichte Meeresbrise.

Finish

Doch sehr kurz. Es verbleibt ein dezenter Rauch im Mundraum, welche sich eine Weile hält, aber die restlichen Geschmacksnoten sind verschwunden.

Comments

Lecker, aber ich habe mir mehr erwartet. Leider wird er dem Preis nicht gerecht.

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