Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A bodega is burning
Stated Age
14 years old
Refill Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 May 2015 9:37 pm by Hvem?
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.84

6 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 2000 SMWS 29.161

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.55 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    extremely dirty, but (awesome) horny - crass part, more of it please - water almost curbs him to a normalo, so for the true experience of the best pure enjoy
    • Nose
      Dusty, damp coal cellar, on the grill charred rump steak, stale air from an old bicycle tube, mineral mud / mud bath - oops! - now comes the medical, iodine Laphi with sweet sherry influence
      - With water, it is much more complacent and rounder, but loses some of its distinctive dirty uniqueness, but remains very powerful - question is what makes you feel better
    • Taste
      so it must be when sucking on the thumb of a bog body, musty moth-eaten men's suits from the Victorian era - and yet sweet phenolic cough syrup behind
      with water:
      see nose
    • Finish
      endlessly long with lots of smoke and iodine and heavy sweetness

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Massive Islay Malt, as it seldom exists. Laphroaig ... "middle-aged" ... Sherry Butt ... 60.4% ... If you do not run lewdly down your leg, it's either dead or just not an "Ileach". Grandiose Malt from beginning to end ... from start to finish. More Islay is not really. Thanks SMWS for this dram!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. malthead-sven scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    absolute board. He is very smoky, but not at first glance, impetuous but with good complexity and everlasting finish. 91 points.
    • Nose
      Window putty, clay, scampis on ice, charcoal, some sherry and definitely a lot of alcohol in the nose, mineral, gravel, the smoke is holding back, blackberry-Hustinetten, a burnt cake form, with medical smoke, after the first sip it smells Fuse, cartridge cases (brass) and slightly nougat
    • Taste
      an ashen fire blazes on the tongue, woody and meaty, now also typical phenolig, fried potatoes with ham cubes, subliminal minimal fruity, but primarily strong, ginger
    • Finish
      Peppermint Chewing gum, milder than expected, softwood, herring in tomato sauce, very long and fiery warming

  5. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    for me the nose is not laphroaig, it is nice, a lot of Sherry, some smoke and peat around. but on the first sip everything is there. smoke, peat, salt, seaweed, spices and than the sweetness sets in. the ABV is well integrated, well balanced stuff
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Shane_IL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really powerful Laphroaig, lives up to its name. 
    • Nose
      The name is pretty accurate here. Burning wood. Straw. Grape flavouring. Charcoal. Earthy, almost muddy, peat. Volcanic ash. Matches. We asphalt on a hot day. Pine. A bit of a woody nut note. Cacao powder. With water a lot more wood, sap and tree bark. 
    • Taste
      Mineral peat. Rubber. More asphalt. Burning wood. Mesquite and hickory chips. Rich nuts. Pepper. Cayenne powder. A slight seaside note. With water a bit of sherry funk shows up. Some more sulphur. 
    • Finish
      Long. Really fills the chest with a smokey feeling. Burned wood. Burned nuts, burned meat, burned everything.

  7. fritzbrause scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A heavy Laphroaig with loads of peat and smoke. There is a subtle sweetness hidden, which comes beautifully out when adding water. Water is the key to this whisky. Never ending finish with salt and dry smoke ... really great stuff. 

    Heavy peated, even for a Laphroaig! 

  8. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Pumpkin seed oil
    Flavour: Heavily peated Sherry and smoke on the nose – big time! A bodega is burning
    by the sea – off-shore a puffer is puffing, while closer in a wet-suited surfer
    is chewing jerky and riding a wave towards a seafood barbeque on the beach. The
    palate – woof! – sherry-soaked raisins, Arbroath smokies, syrup of figs, burnt
    fruit cake, charred wood (maybe a matchstick) and disinfectant on a hot
    scalextric track. With water, the nose suggests oily rags, snuffed out scented
    candles, lighting a fondue with meths and zombie shop incense. The palate –
    still huge – lavender, chilli, dark chocolate and burgers dropped in ash and

    Drinking tip: Just before going into battle in the Islay
    beach rugby tournament


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