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Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
512
Whiskybase ID
WB6083
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter, Oloroso Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L8 252
Barcode
5010019636799
Added on
20 Jan 2009 9:30 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 107.68

16 × in wishlist

512 × member ratings

1438 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Triple Wood

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. 777_7 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The first batches of the Triple Wood at the end of the noughties were very much a complete clash of peat and sherry. Strong and powerful in taste, but completely unbalanced. In the complexity department very much a one-trick-pony, a total absence of finesse, this utterly lacks class.
    If you like your Laphroaig to be a flat, punchy loudmouth drenched in sweet sherry, this is for you.
    Later incarnations are much better whiskies, imo.

  2. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry and bourbon in the nose, plus the typical medical Laphroaig smoke. Enjoyable
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoke dominates; some sweetness in the background
    • Finish
      87 87
      very dry, long intense aftertaste

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Whiskynotes.be:

    Laphroaig Triple Wood (48%, OB 2008)

    Nose: lots of camomile and a bit of butter. Smoky with a sweet edge. A bit of coconut, banana and apple. Basically the same flavours as the Quarter Cask, but maybe a tad less “barbecued”, more musty and with an additional layer of balanced sweetness. Less peat smoke than a regular Laphroaig, but just as medicinal (iodine). Mouth: full-bodied and pretty fruity. Again lots of camomile and camphor, like peated camomile tea. Not immediately smoky and quite a gentle, velvety impact. Toffee and vanilla. Liquorice. Woodsmoke. Finish: cigarettes in yesterday’s ashtray. Creamy aftertaste, rather sweet with hints of coffee and chocolate.

    It seems that most people are not impressed by the Triple Wood. It’s true that this may be a small step away from the normal, powerful Laphroaig profile, but I think the sherry softness makes it richer. I prefer the Lagavulin Distiller’s Edition over the regular 16y, and in the same way I really like the additional treatment of this Laphroaig. Really good.

    Score: 88/100.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2009]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 60 Euro in April, 2009.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  My notes state a surprisingly mature young Laphroaig with a very sippable profile.  Too sad that recent batches of the Triple Wood are miles away (down south) from these old ones.  Another proof that a lot of things went wrong at Laphroaig since Beam Global took over control in 2011...

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a solid all-day dram, but more complex than the quarter-cask
    • Nose
      typical Laphroaigrauch, sweet, vanilla, quince, yellow fruit, a little cinnamon, maritime, salty, a touch of chocolate, the sherry influence is there but not dominant, now it is also towards apple and pear
    • Taste
      very smoky, then sweet, vanilla, goes strongly towards Quartercask, a touch of dark chocolate, the second sip of the additional Oloroso impact is faster to remember
    • Finish
      Heckraus one notices then but the Oloroso sherry barrels, bittersweet, grape skin, rather dry

  10. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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