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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.34/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB65069
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 200th Anniversary of Laphroaig - Limited Edition
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
72000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
02 Mar 2015 1:29 pm by korry78
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 122.68

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44 × member ratings

349 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.34 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig’s 200th Anniversary 15 year old is a bit of a peculiar beast – whilst it has got plenty of expected phenolic distillery character, it’s strangely sweet, almost saccharine in places. This is no terrible thing, just a little unexpected compared to the original 15 year old that was discontinued. It is still a solid whisky packed full of expected peaty Laphroaig flavours, just don’t expect anything revelatory.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/laphroaig/laphroaig-15-year-old-200th-anniversary/
    • Nose
      Commencing with medicinal peat (ash, soot, saline and rubber), but in a much more restrained fashion that you’d usually expect from this distillery. Sweetness is perhaps the most discernible aspect of this nose – heathery honey, apples, bananas and barley water. There are hints of minerality here, but they come across as quite metallic – copper and metal polish. A few drops of water softens everything up and adds some light orange into the mix, but also, unsurprisingly reduces the levels of smoke.
    • Taste
      A medicinal arrival, but still quite sweetly peated overall – honey, barley, apples and some tart grapefruit. Minerals - granite and hints of coastal salinity are joined by some bold cask influence – pepper, ginger and slightly astringent oak. Water has a frankly odd effect – bringing in a range of rubbery and molten plastic flavours which sit strangely with the high levels of sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium to long in length, quite drying, fairly bitter and with pleasantly fading medicinal smoke.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. A0525 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. AgentMunky scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      iodine and vanilla
    • Taste
      70 70
      a bit harsh and but also soft?
    • Finish
      65 65
      I prefer the flavor hammer of the 10yo

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Pyromann scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's all in character other than 10y, more mature, more difficult, rounded. But from the next 5 years, I've been expecting a little more to underline the base of dozens. That rough character is a little shaken.
    • Nose
      Laphroaig. Smoked, peat, smoke, but it's not as harsh as the basic 10th version.
    • Taste
      Ragged, heavier, rounded, smoked, smoked, synthetic, but not nearly as striking as 10y (there is no need for non-hospital disinfection).
    • Finish
      Long, sharp, smoky.

  7. Uichama scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

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