Laphroaig 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
for the nordics
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Butts & 1st Fill Hogsheads
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 dec 2014 6:55 pm by Kim4fan

Average value

€ 334.81

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260 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 12-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.77 points.

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is a nice, firm whisky on the tongue, but perhaps the finishing was too much? Although a strongly peated whisky, this one feels gentle and round for a Laphroaig and reminds me more of Octomore or other modern heavily wooded and wined whiskies than traditional Islay material. Still, a good dram and not at all watery like the current 10yo.
    • Nose
      Sherry and peat. I’m putting it so banally because that’s all there is: that woodsmoke of Laphroaig and a steady, fruity and chocolate-y sherry covering it. Iodine, bandages and minerality are all MIA or lost beneath the wall of sherry. Time doesn’t change it, nor do a few drops of water.
    • Taste
      Yep, the finishing has sanded off a lot of the detail on the finely carved figurehead that is (was?) the Laphroaig distillate. The end result is a tidy and neat sherry Lap, safe as the PX cask but equally ever so slightly boring. I was hoping for more medicinal and marine touches. A few drops of water make the peat a bit rougher which may or may not suit you.
    • Finish
      Lasts a while and is full, but consists only of the Lap wood coal peat and sherry notes. No detail or idiosyncrasies present, sadly.

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  3. rtsaturyan did not rate this whisky Newbie

    The best mild smoke I’ve ever tasted

  4. croz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An odd but very good Laphroaig
    • Nose
      Thin, peat and white wine.
      With a drop of water, more creamy, soft smoke and wet cardboard
    • Taste
      Salt, smooth, mild peat, violet
    • Finish
      Long and intensive with a dry taste of peat


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