- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 27 years old
- 5 Oloroso Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 57.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
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139 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1980
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.28 points
- Even at almost 49 years of age, you can still find your really great love
- The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
- This Laphroaig is as intense as its colour. Dried fruits, sherry, smoke, coffee. All together fighting for attention. Another flavour with every sip which makes it interesting and it won't get boring.
Sweet spices, fruity, Christmas cake, sherry, smoke, a bit bitter, just a hint of lamb wool, fresh banana, fruity freshness.
Intense, spicy, fruity, a bit of smoke, oak, sherry, a bit dry and almost bitter.
Sweetness, spices, fruity, a bit of wood, salt, a hint of rubber.
- One of the best whisky out there!
- No doubt - this is a great one - probably the best Laphroaig I had so far - really flabbergasting!
Truck loads of dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, ripe bananas, sugar cane, wet pipe tobacco, toffee, milk chocolate, hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, good sherry wood - superb!
Very oily, plenty of liquorice, lots of dried fruits again, spices, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, more sherry wood, iodine, little peat and smoke, a bit medicial, menthol, eucalypus, herbal - excellent!
Long, warm, more spices, zesty, herbal - great!
- Very expressive nose, camphor, coffee, caramel, tar. Peat and Sherry are both present; spices (clove). The mouth is very good, quite sweet, encaustic, precious wood (the wood is VERY present in this dram) with a small astringency. Good texture. The long finish, on the aromas of the mouth, sees a rise in strength of bitterness and power. A good Laphroaig provided you do not fear the wood.
- great heavily sherried islayer. courtesy of mr Marcel Laphroaig v Gils
- dark amber color, almost black, almost no peaty nose, very marked sherry, wood, varnish, balsamic, coffee, cocoa, leather, a meaty side, full of dried fruits and cooked fruits. Mouth very woody, but noble, old furniture, tannic, coffee (with its bitterness), leather ... On the end of mouth we feel a little hollow, probably related to the sample that begins to date. Final less fruity, a little spicy (clove especially), no peat. Very good whisky, even if we completely lost the leg Laphroaig.
- I should love this one, but I don't.
Maybe I put too much expectation on it or just the sample problems... anyway, it seems that is not my kind of glass.
Too dark and dirty for me... sigh...