Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
21 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 4855
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Mar 2009 10:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130,00

9 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1987 DL

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.12 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If something reminds me of modern day Benromach, that's usually a good sign. Especially on the nose, this Laphroaig could've just as well been made by Benromach. The palate is more Islay-esque. I love it!
    • Nose
      Where's the peat? Plenty of sherry, chocolate and caramel, as well as mint and a hint of barbecue smoke. Somewhat reminiscent of the Benromach 10yo 100 Proof</a>. Or actually, very reminiscent.
    • Taste
      Peatier now, but also some soot, licorice and iodine. There's some smoked paprika powder, cured meat, burnt sugar and a sliver of menthol. Somewhat spicy too. A wee bit of sulphur.
    • Finish
      Dry fruits and smoke. Long.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. MrRancho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good Laphi. Blank.
    • Nose
      Seagrass, very light smoke, orange, salt & iodine, carpet glue, some vanilla
    • Taste
      Salt, sweet, neat medical smoke, ashtray
    • Finish
      lang, rauchig, nussig

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with JJ and Rwillemze

    Oranjetasting 2.0
    • Nose
      BBQ sauce!, gun powder and pepper.
    • Taste
      Ashes, paprika, pepper and smoky.
    • Finish
      Pepper and smoke. My favorite of the evening!

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Sidney87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Roel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I retasted my last sample of the bottle. After six years open it became somewhat sharp and sulphury. But it is still very good and my initial rating from 2009 stands. 89 points.


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