Laphroaig 1980

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 7038.82

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1980

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.26 points

  1. voodoochile scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    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. Not very Laphroaigesk but wow what a dram.
    • Nose
      Intense and interesting. Give it time and you'll find new flavours.
      Raisins, leather, smoke, dried fruits. Sherry
    • Taste
      A kaleidoscope of flavours with every sip. Again sherry raisins leather coffee and very intense smoke is more in the background.
    • Finish
      Long long long and smooth wow. dried fruits again and at the end we get some smoke iodine and peat but that is just at the end.

  2. Amaliana scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Even at almost 49 years of age, you can still find your really great love

  3. kimmosuo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. pere scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet spices, fruity, Christmas cake, sherry, smoke, a bit bitter, just a hint of lamb wool, fresh banana, fruity freshness.
    • Taste
      Intense, spicy, fruity, a bit of smoke, oak, sherry, a bit dry and almost bitter.
    • Finish
      Sweetness, spices, fruity, a bit of wood, salt, a hint of rubber.

  5. Gunners scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the best whisky out there!

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    No doubt - this is a great one - probably the best Laphroaig I had so far - really flabbergasting!
    • Nose
      97 97
      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!
    • Taste
      96 96
      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!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, more spices, zesty, herbal - great!

  7. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.

  8. addyhd scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    great heavily sherried islayer. courtesy of mr Marcel Laphroaig v Gils

  9. tomy63 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.

  10. Rossi99 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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...


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