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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
632
Whiskybase ID
WB68543
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #007
Bottled
01.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Seasoned Charred Oak Barrels
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L502257A
Barcode
5010019637048
Added on
26 may 2015 5:48 pm by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 253.95

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

106 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Not always available and bottled in annual batches, the 10 CS is a highlight of the Laphroaig Distillery. Here you will find a few nice corners and edges that go from the permanently available bottlings in part a little.
    • Nose
      Wonderfully fruity fresh smoke. Tangerines, apricots, peaches, nectarines - the purest fruit salad. The smoke is discreet.
    • Taste
      On the tongue he shows what he can do: as if biting into a peach freshly taken from the smokehouse. Later, add some spicy licorice. Salt and pepper take the peach's sweetness over time, so that the malt glides over into the spicy, but without losing a certain residual sweetness. The cask strength is noticeable, but is so well-dosed that it knows how to round off the picture of a successful malt.
    • Finish
      Long and tasty, towards the end a tart and ashy taste of almost cold charcoal. Spicy pipe tobacco, the medicinal note typical of Laphroaig only sets in at the very end.

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Gorgeous release. Powerful, direct and open, it is difficult to imagine a release that even better represents the character of the distillery. There is everything at once, except that there is a little lack of depth. But is she needed in such a release? not sure
    • Nose
      outdoor, powerful, iodine, fried fish over the fire, peat, sweet fire smoke, menthol, medical bandages
    • Taste
      dry, sweet iodine with smoke, dense, but does not burn everything in its path, but envelops it intelligently enough. Some kind of potions, seaweed, sweet fruits
    • Finish
      sugar syrup with iodine, menthol and peat, long lasting powerful

  3. Ostap scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Traditionally, fantastic whisky. Elegant saturation, stunning consistency.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Smoke, sun-dried melon, medical notes (bandages, Vyshnevsky ointment), candied fruit, kumquat, ash, barbecue notes (salty barbecue), salty, peat, paints, slaked lime, vanilla, smoked notes, rye croutons, basket of icing ripe apricots.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Ash, smoke, iodine, medicine, oily, fruit sweetness, brazier fat, peat.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Oily, peat, smoke, medicine, ash, rubber, sweet, long, warming, brazier.

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Laphi CS, actually it doesn't matter which batch is in the jar ... smoke, peat, subtle fly ash (although I don't find batch 007 so extremely smoky, ashy and "campfire-heavy") paired with sweetness and fruit. Of course, iodine, phenol, seaweed and the medical hospital notes typical of Laphroaig should not be missing ... Fits and tastes good!
    • Nose
      Orange-colored, cloudy amber rests in the glass, a multitude of oily "legs" sticks to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Peat and seaweed rise, phenol and iodine come into their own in the marine environment, and hints of salt and smoke flash. A hint of citrus fruits mixes with caramel and light fruits, mineral smoke dissolves from loamy peat, "medicine" and "hospital" come to the fore in an impressive way, or as my daughter always says: Dead man in the moor ... ;-)
    • Taste
      Mineral smoke and gentle peat stick to the palate after the first sip, subtly tickling spiciness in the form of salt and white pepper with wooden spiciness on the tongue, caramel and chocolate come into their own. Apricots and a hint of peach, minimal hints of citrus fruits and floral elements are timid. The second sip flows creamy through the mouth, caramelized sugar immediately sticks to the palate with smoke and peat, a touch of fly ash settles on the tongue, hints of yellow fruits come into their own, fruity and sweet. Hazelnuts and walnuts swim under the tongue ...
    • Finish
      Creamy and oily hazelnuts with smoky peat stick to the palate, sharpness tickles discreetly between the lips, the voluminous aftertaste draws warming through the mouth. Slightly smoky wood tones, earthy peat, mineral smoke, sweet and fruity elements also appear in the aftertaste.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is really ashy, salty and rubbery on the nose with some putty mixed in.
    The peat is sweet, plenty of salt on the palate with sweet grapefruit and a hint of mango.
    The salt/brine seems to grow with time, a little lemon creeps in and menthol
    Finish is quite long & warming.
    Quite a restrained laphy but I like it.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Excellent Laphroaig, although Batch 006 is better in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Closed, dull, less peaty and smoky in direct comparison to Batch 006.  Cold cigarette smoke, mineral ... Lapsang Souchong smoked tea ... after a while surprisingly notes of grated apple are coming up. Later on it changes to something slightly lemony.
    • Taste
      Smooth. sweet and easy drinking at first mouthfeel, becoming breathtakingly smoky when swallowed followed by a brutal afterburner ... cough cough fire fire outch outch. After a while notes of licorice and dry herbal aromas are coming up.
    • Finish
      Very long, smoky  and spicy, waming from deep inside.

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great, again a Laphroaig CS that convinces in every way
    • Nose
      Swimming pool, sauna, smoke, iodine and phenolic, gingerbread spices, possibly sherry notes, star anise and cardamom, chicken consomme seasoned with maggi, celery, cumin
    • Taste
      Smoke and iodine, great sweetness, herbal sweets, forest honey, surprisingly mild
    • Finish
      The smoke and the sweetness last a very long time

  8. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    once again great Laphi cinema, again great. Since I can never rate it 100% reliable anyway and it is in the end also completely insane, because here from year to year top quality is delivered, the 007 with 0.0348% advantage is my new number 1 !!

    Hitlist Laphi 10 CS: 007 003/004 006 005 001 002
    • Nose
      Pur: welcome back old friend. He will never disappoint, he is always fully involved. A cargo of caramel, forest honey, peat fire as known. How is he compared to his predecessors? From memory, it looks more mature than many predecessors, definitely sweeter than some, perhaps the most likely in the direction of batch 3. Bread spices as from wholegrain bread rise after a short time, and the other of the sherry I mentioned I perceive true where I can hardly imagine that sherry casks are there. Difficult without a direct comparison, but he plays in the highest league. With water: now much medicinal, saltier and more coast. Not so sweet, more fruity.
    • Taste
      Pure: beautiful, strong, not too sharp start, immediately sweet, massive Torfkeule, iodine but not dominant, not quite as salty as ever. Glorious. With water: even here balanced between the sweet honey tones and oak with fresh herbal notes. Goes now rather in the direction of Batch 4. So pure connects the sweetness of Batch 3 - in slightly diluted state - the spice of Batch 4. Wonderful.
    • Finish
      1000 meters long, bread, butter, honey, spices.

  9. Maltlife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    For the tasting, only a 2cl sample was available. The impressions described here are thus only "first impressions".
    Edit: Nevertheless, this little sample was enough to make me want more. I would like to have poured a dram here and today. The very positive reviews are understandable in this Malt, as far as I'm concerned.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wet smoke (as a previous speaker noted, more towards coal), salt / iodine, seaweed, wet pebbles, shells, old medicine cabinet (plaster), then later a bit sweetish, almost like vanilla cookies,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salty, sweetish ash, iodine, seashore, coal, oily, a hint of pepperiness
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, balanced, supple, of course, the smoke moves in the foreground, a part of the nuances described in the taste can be found here again.

  10. 88plus Bus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    In the nose just neat wet, medical and somehow also carbonated smoke over a massive bourbon note. Really sweet vanilla and caramel. Including lemon and grapefruit, so sour citrus notes. I put my nose even deeper into the glass come iodine, hospital corridor and disinfectant. Ointment. Sour red currant. Over it the vanilla sweetness and this smoldering smoke after coal. All very strong and massive due to the high alcohol content.

    But I wanted to drink it:

    Wow, great bound alcohol. Smoke is above everything. Strangely, it is much drier than in the nose. Reminiscent of burning cardboard. The sweetness comes right behind and then salty notes follow. Sea spray, rotting algae. Shellfish. The fruitiness loses something, but on the tongue is now a peppery spice. On the tongue fights pepper with vanilla sweetness, the back oral cavity, however, is covered by salty iodine and in the finish again much moister, medical smoke. Crazy as the smoky notes change from dry to moist when swallowing. And I think I've never had that much iodine in a dram. In the finish is also a certain fruitiness there. Especially the sour red currant and also some gooseberry. And also a certain slightly biting paint touch as if the painters were at work.

    And while I'm writing this, he's all back.

    Conclusion: Violent, great, intense Laphroaig. I like it very much, if not quite as good as its replacement on the bus, Octomore 10 years 2nd. It is even more complex and complex with even more massive smoke. What I'll do the same again.

  11. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind Tasting
    • Nose
      Kräftig. Kalter Zigarrenrauch, altes Leder. Etwas Holzlack, Bahnschienen. Root Beer, Honig.
    • Taste
      Scharfer Grillrauch. Steakpfeffer und süße BBQ Sauce. Honig, Milchschokolade und Asche.

  12. Greenkeeper did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Almost all bottlings of the 10yo. in cask strength, so many other Laphroaig bottlings have lost depth of taste (quality), so much the connoisseur who wants to open and drink this bottle must ask in view of the sharp increase in prices of this bottling, where are still the meaning of an acquisition should.

    A few years ago, this bottling was the non plus ultra of those Laphroaig lovers who did not necessarily prefer very long storage times with lots of fumigated smoke, but who wanted a typical, smoky Laphroaig.

    At prices for the 40% 10yo. from still below 30 € and prices of cask strength bottling in the range of sometimes more than five times the purchase of this bottling in the "normal" trade to drink pure snobbery - or you just have a lot (too much) money.

    Because miraculously, the cheap, old 10yo. Standard with 40% one of the bottlings, the quality of which has not decreased in recent years, as with almost all other Laphroaig bottlings under 100 € purchase price, but increased.
    This makes the excellent cask strength bottling appear overpriced.
    What she probably is in the trade too. Marketing olé

  13. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not
    unpleasant at all, despite my aversion towards high-PPM naphthalene stinkers.
    The nose strikes a chord and its quite complex.
    • Nose
      Not
      as stinky as I expected. Licorice, oak, and tourniquets drenched in iodine. An
      ashtray full of menthol cigarette butts. Sounds awful, but its rather pleasant.
      Astringent! After a while there is sugared cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Honeyed
      mothballs (naphthalene), a blast of oak, and tar. Sour sweet arrival, caramel,
      citrus, and charcoaled oak chips.
    • Finish
      Medium-long.
      Exhaust fumes and caramel, toffee fudge and lots of warmth.

  14. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    So much lemon and acidity and so measured. The balanced smoke and subtle sweetness is so impressive.

    (Rating interval 86-90)
    • Nose
      Heavy peat smoke, no doubts that it's a Laphroaig. Mint, peppermint in particular and brine. Medicinal with slightly mineral notes and grass.
    • Taste
      It arrives with sour-bitter smoke and an oily texture. After a few seconds hints of lemon juice develops, the smoke becomes salty and backed up by tar, warm and sweet tar. It is almost like lemon juice or citric acid precipitates on the tongue followed by sweet and peppery oak. 
    • Finish
      The finish is lemon sour with salt peat smoke and lemon pepper. Extremely powerful finish! Love it!

  15. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a very idiosyncratic tension-loaded Laphroaig
    I feel it as warm spicy and erotic

    88 out of 100 points
    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      soft weakly smoked ham
      cold wood ash
      Medical phenols
      camphor
      Herbs and vanilla
      caramel

      today: still cherries °° Strong intense aromas
      Medical smoke remains
    • Taste
      Soft in the beginning
      with smoke, chocolate and fruit
      unfolds then ashen spicy sharpness
      Becomes slightly medically numbing on the palate
      bitter ash residues and herbs spread in the mouth
    • Finish
      Slightly bitter
      Spicy medicine
      smoke
      apple barrel
      Sweet tobacco
      Somewhat bitter smoke with sweet warm fruit

  17. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Hm, honey. Incredibly drinkable and comparatively very mild. Could be a little more concise. Maybe you could wish for more "Laphi-ness". I think it's at least interesting what the CS10 can do. Because this is certainly not bad whisky.

    Full review, alongside five other Laphroaig CS10: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/02/24/laphroaig-cask-strength-10-year-old/

  18. stalker1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  19. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    There are so many completely different tones here, which together, oddly enough, created a very good whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Yellow apples and pears, smoked apricots, peaches, vanilla. Further on, the fruit notes end and technical notes appear: machine oil, exhaust gases, burnt wiring, fuel oil, pharmacy notes of iodine, bandage.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here, on the contrary, the technical notes described above prevail at first, followed by sweet yellow berries and apple with powdered sugar.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoked, leaving oily notes in the mouth, sweet-chemical, long lasting.

  20. malt maniacs scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. yarikovsky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Sir MaHei scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  24. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig 10 years CS, 2015, 56.3%

    Yeah sure, it's smoky
    but is noticeably holding back!
    It doesn't smell like a hospital
    rather a subtle smoky note,
    although you can smell the starch.
    Beautiful smoke,
    slightly sweet wood.

    Violent in the mouth.
    Very strong!
    Looks a little more spicy.
    A mixture of laurel and juniper,
    Carnations and rotten wood.
    Above all, this subtle, by no means overwhelming smoke note.

    Great stinker!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  25. robbert88 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  26. coldsun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose and taste are brighter that in batch #006.
    Peaty smoke, caramel, flowers, orange, citric zest, bonfire with light notes of different spices.

  27. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very steady and good one, nice smoky notes with some sweet- and fruitiness. Not the most complex dram I've had, but very good at what it does.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet smoke, peat, fruitiness, citrus, lemon. Sweet waffles. Vegetal.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sal ammoniac and licorice, quite powerful, pepper. Sweet smoke, some peat, woodfire smoke. Dark chocolate. Sweet notes and some citrus.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoother now, bitter woodfire smoke, some citrus fruitiness en sweet notes, pretty long. Some tobacco now.

  28. LordIslay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Maybe it's up to me, but I just can't make friends with Laphroaig.
    Tastes a bit sour and bitter. Unfortunately, even the peaty / smoky touch can no longer get out.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  29. K C Wong scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  30. hfc scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    On the nose more iodine and less maritime would be better. In the mouth it’s so good with a proper amount of inviting sweetness

  31. Dieter_W scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Ash, tangerine, apricot, some citrus, nice note of vanilla. The alcohol is holding back nicely
    • Taste
      If something holds back, lays you nice and creamy on the tongue. Nice and fruity, velvety, of course smoky, but not so typical of Laphroaig.
      Has the alcohol very well under control, nothing burns.
    • Finish
      Medium length.
      Nice laphi, but not as powerful as expected.

  32. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I'm not a Laphroaig fan yet, but I haven't drank a lot either. It doesn't really match my loot scheme per se, but wow, this whisky is really interesting to look at. It definitely has a few rough edges and there are a few things to discover. Maybe I gave an extra point because I usually drink other whiskys and that's why the "special" turns me on.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Maritime notes in the foreground. Salt. Smoked aroma. Medical. Behind it some peach.
      After adding water, it suddenly opens up surprisingly after a few minutes and becomes wine-gummy. I would have guessed € 5 on sherry, but that's wrong, phew, luckily I didn't guess € 5. I'll get something more special fruity there. A bit citrus-like ... it's not a lemon, more of a not particularly ripe grapefruit, but far in the background, it only flashes sometimes. Maybe cedar.
      A bitter sweetness that I can define even more precisely after a few minutes: spreadable sausage. Yes, right, spreadable sausage. Including the slight sweetness. Someone mixed a whole sausage spread into the whisky. Fantastic idea!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Far sweeter than your nose suggested. But only at the beginning, then disappears more and more and only reappears in the finish. Quite spicy, maybe it's marjoram. Smoked, but not too extreme. Again the sausage spread. I ate them often as a child, but very rarely since then. But tastes good.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Also sweet at the beginning. Very slightly fruity in the background. There is a subtle bitter note. And then it gets ashier and spicier. Up to iron. The spread sausage is now downright umami. The ash sounds like a long time to a 10 year old.

  33. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. Joint86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. Jackson05 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Sample

    A million notes here, so just a personal one then.

    Tasted against batch 008

    Spectacular amount of pine tar, tree oils, mint, pine needles, iodine and gauze, some nice honey to tie it together. It’s very big but oh so satisfying. Brisket bark, Menthol, Eucalyptus, char and ash... Against the 008... honestly it’s like getting hit by Tyson and then Holyfield and trying to analyze each one. Who cares, the first one knocked you out anyways. Both are great and I’ll say these Lp10cs - any of them I’ve had - are the best BFYB peaters on Islay. And it’s not close.

    The winner? I’m dead, remember?

  36. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  37. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very hot laphi with smoke and alcohol well integrated, other notes come through surprisingly well.
    • Nose
      Green and red apples, seldom so noticeable in laphi, peach, grasses, eucalyptus, cherry stones, smoke is nicely integrated, cannot be overloaded, cold charcoal smoke, a hint of algae, camphor, coconut
    • Taste
      Red apple with peel, white grapefruit, typical laphi smoke but very subtly and beautifully integrated for CS, algae, cumin, rosemary, fennel, forest honey, bitter orange, cereals
    • Finish
      Roasted malt, Black Forest ham, fennel, rosemary, charcoal, medium to long

  39. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  40. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Strong, boisterous Laphroaig. Sea, salt, peat, medicinal, liquorice, pepper, spices, lemon zest for all dryness and directness also delicate, sweet hints in the background. Just a great Islay whisky.

  41. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great thing - great, intense top malt!
    [Color] honey;
    • Nose
      intense sweetness, phenolic smoke, caramel and vanilla;
    • Taste
      diluted: intense onset, much cold ash, phenolic smoke, iodine, tar, lemons, herbs, vanilla, sweetness, creamy, complex;
    • Finish
      long, citrusy (lemon), smoky, peppery, dry;

  42. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Malty, salty, medicated; wonderfully sweet and yet with an interesting herbal note, a Laphroaig as it must be, absolutely brilliant! PLV: 10/10
    • Nose
      Behavioral medical notes, herbs, malt, tape / adhesive plaster, gauze binder, iodine, oak; Mint, bright fruits such as mirabelles, syrup, smoke, gum, tar, spices (curry), sweetness develops more and more, salty sea air;
    • Taste
      Creamy, herbs, mint, smoke, gum, tape, medical notes, iodine, salt and wet stones, oak, honey, vanilla, lemon, honey, bright soft fruits, malt, alcohol is wonderfully involved, dry;
      With water, much more maritime salicot notes develop around a wonderfully creamy sweetness;
    • Finish
      Dry and fresh, maritime character, oak, lemon, prominent medicinal notes and herbs, long and powerful finish;

  43. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    I especially appreciate the notes of red fruits in this Laphroaig.

  44. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Not been able to get my hands on any of this stuff.

    This was a sample from Dyno, tasted "blind" and the clear winner of the line up.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  45. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Only thing wrong with the CS is that Laphroaig makes way too little and mess things up further with ballots and draws.
    • Nose
      Bacon, salty smoked ham. Tar and dried seashells. Cigar leafs.Gentle on the nose dispite high ABV.Good ballance and very enticing nose.
    • Taste
      Oily arrival befor going slightly dry and bitter. Rubber and tar.Light hint of spice and a very nice underlying note of chocolate.
    • Finish
      Quite sweet, then going sour, on the verge of astringent. Pleasantly so.

      It's long and rather complex, ending on a note of sweet liqorice.

  46. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The empty glass breathes ash and mineral peat. Batches 006 and 007 tasted and excellent!
    • Nose
      The nose is peaty, malty, a little iodine, ash, with 2-3 drops of water, peppermint.
    • Taste
      On the palate it's punchy! Peat is thick, iodine, medicinal plants, lemon, but still not aggressive, flavors explode literally it's impressive!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, peaty, sweet, very pleasant.

  47. Vince' scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Clear median smoke at first, but accompanied by a lot of sweet vanilla. I like the first thing much better than the standard. After a while I also feel like bitter almond, marzipan, caramel. Something like carnation and vanilla do not go out of my mind.
    Taste: Very sweet with a lot of caramel and brown sugar. A pleasant tingle in the mouth and planzliche peat notes and chocolate make in the mouth wide. I had never thought that a Laphroaig can taste that way and am extremely pleasantly surprised! Peat notes in the form of cold ash and lots of residual sweetness dominate the finish.

    Conclusion: I already know why I had to buy a 10 CS.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  48. Ivynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, but the alcohol is very well integrated and gives off a superb aromatic power.
    • Nose
      Nose rather sweetish, not violent, fine, on peat, iodine, earth, also medicinal herbs, gentian, wood, syrup for cough, rather sweet.
    • Taste
      Mouth thick, creamy, well peated, big explosion of perfume, very demonstrative. Not the finesse of a laga12 but a superb aromatic power. Touch of caramel, a little iodine, traces of dried fruits (hazelnut), and dark chocolate, medicinal plants. Wow wow wow.
    • Finish
      Final very long, peaty, slightly medicinal.

  49. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Strong and strong, a whisky to shake up; I would prefer the normal 10s at any time - 25.03.2017
    • Nose
      Phenolic, salty, strong, disinfectant really hits it, iodine, caramelized sugar, smoked aromas, bacon, car tires, mineral
    • Taste
      Strongly smoky, phenolic bomb, then very sweet, toffee, caramel, slightly salty even, pepper, tingles strongly on the tip of the tongue, mint, chamomile
    • Finish
      Mitellang

  50. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Yummy, Laphi's full in the face. Too bad, too bad, that the CS is no longer regular, but instead the annual brawl to the pharmacy price. :-(
    • Nose
      pure sweet sweet, with water comes the Phenolbreitseite, disinfectant, salt and seaweed, tar and some smoked bacon
    • Taste
      very sweet, earthy and chocolaty, sugar, tar, tobacco, lots of white pepper, again a bit greasy
    • Finish
      long, strong, despite dilution very peppery-spicy, dry and warm, camillan, tar

  51. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  52. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A showdown between Colin Dunn vs Joe Clark. Three drams each, blind. We started with the ever-popular Johnnie Walker Green label [WB] from Colin. He's got the edge with his third and final An Cnoc 18yo dram, but can Joe's no.#3 snatch victory?

    N: Hello sage, and garlic and loads of Ayurvedic soap! A big hitter, cask strength I imagine.
    T: That works. It's huge, thick and bold and,... beyond peat. This is all about the strength.
    F: Is this Octomore?
    C: The cask strength makes all the difference. Very good, but I find it the spirit a little rough, certainly in relation to the subtlety crafted Ancnoc 18 WB. Of all the six drams, I sense I really need more time with this one. Results: a win-win of course but the An Cnoc comes home.

    Scores a B-

  53. NamorX68 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Great Malt .. good that I still have two bottles.
    • Nose
      sweet phenolic smoke, fruity, lemon, mandarin, peach, smoked ham, herbs and some salt. Leather.
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, smoke, herbs, chocolate, salt and honey.
    • Finish
      long and warming with some salt and tobacco.

  54. Dyno scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  55. Dionysus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  56. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  57. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  58. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  59. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    tasted head to head with batch 8
    n: a full load of peat smoke, ta r, ashes and soot. smells like a surgery
        (ointments and embrocations, iodine). also liquorice and a little citrus fruit
        in the background.
    t:  very much the nose, oily arrival with a huge punch, subtle sweetness behind the smoke and the medicine. grapefruits and lemons.
    f: long, tarry, liquorice.
    comments: this is no whisky, this is medicine! a little rounder than batch 8, I think.
    90/100

  60. Pikehunter scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  61. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The mouth is in withdrawal. It remains a great value for money (at the exit price)
    • Nose
      We start on cold ashes and grilled meat. Then the medicinal side appears with camphor, menthol and pepper. A mineral side is also present as well as a background of apricot jam. A drop of water makes the nose smoother, less on the ash and more half-hearted.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Iodine attacks directly. Very salty, a little woody, caramel.
    • Finish
      Long, caramelized and more fruity. Stay on the fatter peat.

  62. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Another blockbuster by Laphroaig. It shows once again how excellent (relatively) young Islay whiskies can be: raw and uncomplicated. 
    • Nose
      Briny and medicinal, with peat and bbq smoke, seaweed and bags of salt. It shows some oakiness (vanilla), salted almonds, aniseed, tobacco, lemon and some bacon.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, pleasantly astringent, medium sweet. It's heavier than the nose suggests, with bold peat smoke, iodine, seaweed, brine, smoked bacon, tobacco and a mix of lemon and orange juice. Some salted almonds come along as well.
    • Finish
      Long, pleasant, with white pepper, bags of smoke, lemon zest, tobacco and vanilla. 

  63. Grutslurp scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    World class example of peaty whisky. Its young and strong, yet well matured. Incredible balance between salty, savoury, smoky and sweetness. I hope Laphroaig never stops doing these cask strength releases.
    • Nose
      Well, the old smell-o-scope is off the charts. Huge medicinal peat smoke, with an underlying seashore landscape. Seaweed, seashells and salty ocean air. After a while (and some water), toffee, vanilla, and bacon-wrapped dates join the party.
    • Taste
      Starts off with salty peat, morphing into salty oak. The bacon now seems more peppered. And it appears to be served with fresh baked bread and a pile of ash, what a meal. Very easy to drink for its ABV. The mouth-feel is... silky?
    • Finish
      Delicious smoke, like a dying bonfire. With meat being cooked over it, maybe the bacon dates from earlier. Rather long finish, fading with a battle between salty ocean notes, savoury herbal notes and sweet malty toffee notes.

  64. Laga93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  65. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  66. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  67. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Rich, deep gold

    Nose: Powerfull, smoke and earthy aromas, seaweed

    Body: Full bodied

    Taste: Massive peat smoke, huge flavour, complex, seashore salt, fading sweetness at the finish

    Finish: Long and savoury

  68. hfos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  69. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow, here you can experiment well with water, but this would not be necessary because of the well-integrated alcohol.
    • Nose
      very sweet and fresh, lime zest, apricot, honey, medicinal smoke in the background, leather & tobacco, the alcohol is very well integrated, slightly cinnamon, coffee, oak, with water maritime notes come out, a bit actually as you would on Islay the coast in the wind.
    • Taste
      sweet and sour (lemon), strong, salt, honey, creamy behind, with vanilla, caramel and chocolate, light smoke above all
    • Finish
      drier, the smoke lies like a fur over the entire mouth, centrally holds briefly a little sweetness, the smoke persists for a long time

  70. XorLophaX scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 88/100 points - "nice daily winter-dram". The new 10er Cask Strength in the "James Bond Batch 007" convinces with more balance and complexity than the normal 10-year-old. But he is not so "powerful". Link to the tasting on my blog: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/246
    • Nose
      In the nose dominates the smoke, cold smoke. This is accompanied by light bacon notes and a little vanilla. In the background some oak, young oak and spices like allspice / clove-pepper.
    • Taste
      Again, the smoke dominates. Some sweetness of honey, but very discreet. Pepper and salt are made from peat and lime (?).
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm finish. Pepper, salt and spices dominate the slightly lime-acid finish.

  71. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful nosing whisky, and the palate doesn't disappoint either.
    • Nose
      Peat and charcoal with grilled pineapple and bacon. After a couple of minutes the peat and smoke mellows significantly and the nose gets much sweeter, with vanilla, caramel and oranges. Enormously attractive.
    • Taste
      Rubber, tar and a touch of iodine. Sour and bitter, with lots of pepper too. There's some white chocolate and bitter citrus, but all in all the peaty flavours dominate the palate a lot more than they do the nose.
    • Finish
      Tremendous amounts of peat at first, followed by lemon sour. After that the finish is gentler, with long lingering vanilla.

  72. Dramlicious scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose

    Sweet with caramel and vanilla accompanied by a very light phenolic touch. Citrus fruits and salted seaweed. Hints of smoked ham in the background.

    Taste

    Oily and vibrant. Tons and tons of peat followed by two hands full of white pepper. Only very slightly sweet which surprises given the nose. Dried apple rings covered in milk chocolate, followed by more dried fruits. Hints of oak.

    Finish

    Long, strong and dry. Lots of smoke balanced by floral honey and a whiff of salt. Mouthwatering.

    Overall

    The nose is, although very pleasant, not really laphroaig-y. Therefore you get all that great laphroaig-ness on the palate and in the finish. Another very fine batch which surprises with an outstanding amount of complexity given its young age. I think I like this batch a notch more than the previous batch.

    http://dramlicious.com/peaty-friday-episode-20/

  73. mika417 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    LAPHROAIG 10yo / 56.3% OB CASK STRENGTH batch 007
    Pete smoke, iodine, seafood, chocolate citrus fruit skin, calm and sweet and violet flower scent
    Grapefruit peel bitterness, Pete smoke, Dashi family umami, Flavor and taste with increased plant and soil taste
    Acidity and bitterness of citrus fruit, firm iodo firmly, finish where peat smoke is comfortable.

    This year's release of Lafroig Casks Strength, Batch 7.
    There is an iodine incense that seems to be Lafrois, and Pete smoke is comfortably fragrant.
    Completely tasteful after impeccable alcohol attack and unique flavor settled down.
    Recent Lafroig's Cask Strength Batch series is purchased directly from home country because there is no sale in Japan.
    Anyway, because this year is the 200th anniversary of Lafroig distillery (Bien Centenary)
    Lafroig will continue for several more after this, please come on business.

    Nikka my whisky cram school must also be completed ... (lol)
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/distilled1973/42246611.html

  74. Peter87 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  75. Guntis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  76. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    very close to batch 6, medium expressive nose too, but less marked barbecue. Mouth a bit less sweet, less easy, not the apple side here, but the alcohol feels a little bit in the end. Both are excellent whiskys, but when we knew the Red Stripe ...

  77. Numwierum scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Smell, taste and only the great finish. A very exciting whisky, which always gives me new notes to discover. I think that's really delicious ... so Laphroaig must taste !!!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  78. Nolloff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A more herbal profile this time. In my opinion an improvement over the previous batch which - imho - was rather blunt and caramel-laden.

  79. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  80. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  81. naotox scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  82. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  83. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nice malt, I like it very well. Very complex, enough antipoles to stay exciting throughout. Especially the clear oak, without getting sour, gives it that certain something.
    • Nose
      First, as expected, plenty of smoke with the typical phenolic note, the Laphroaig own. At the same moment toffee and vanilla are already to smell, behind it lies a slightly citrusy citrus note. Sea, salt, iodine, all very strong. But I also feel like hearing a slight sherry tune that softens the whole thing a bit. After some time I stand in the cowshed, rather unusual for Laphroaig, especially in this clarity. Notes of camphor, wet rock, disinfectants and leather are also found. He is not overly fruity, but in between, one or the other fruity note to catch, banana, pineapple, and apricots and peaches. Then warm a little more on the sweet side, caramel and still camphor. A lot of warm saddle leather. The alcohol stings warmed then but now and then in the nose. Old, damp basement vault is added.
    • Taste
      Well-integrated alcohol ensures a smooth start. The whole bouquet is also found in the taste again, but the fruits are dark and the focus is initially clearly on the tart herb side. The sweetness comes later, lots of honey and toffee, it develops a strong chili-catch.
    • Finish
      Here, the alcohol predominates, before a salty honey note initiates the transition to the long, smoky ashy finish. The salt lasts longer than the sweetness. The tannins are also quite strong this time, which again speaks for a few sherb barrels. Coffee powder and grated oak with a medicinal aftertaste.

  84. Dieter_W scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

    A Laphi as he must be
    • Nose
        Without water Very complex Similar to the 15s just a lot fuller.
      Fruity -candles of burnt vanilla pudding, brown sugar
      something about bananas - lemon peel and oranges.
    • Taste
      Without water Not Very busy and complex for a 10 year old. Nice warm timpre on the tongue black charcoal
    • Finish
      long warming

  85. checkpointuk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=170

    Color gold
    Nose: Relatively strict start with salt and pepper, wet leaves, grass, menthol (fragrant oils) and lemon. Very mineral with quartz, wet rock, stream stones and a fresh sea breeze. In addition, there is sweet mountain honey with underlying, dull leather notes.
    Taste: Sweet, peaty, smoky and with a strong herbal influence. Phenols with green apple and caramelized sugar. The CS series of previous bottlings continues almost seamlessly.
    Finish: Long - a sweet-bitter and unfortunately somewhat inharmonious interplay. Bitter-sweet and ending with woody sugar notes.
    Note: A little better than its predecessor.
    86 points (nose: 89 / taste: 86 / finish: 83)

  86. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a madness Malt
    warm, sweet and ashy
    both pure and with a few drops of water simply terrific
    • Nose
      smoky, but not overwhelming
      warm crackling campfire
      a lot of salt and sea (with all the associated flavors)
      behind and beside the smoke and sea amazingly sweet, distinctly lemon and yes ... banana
      Over time, the smoke becomes phenolic

      with water:

      the fruit becomes a bit stronger, but rather fresher
      likewise, the smoke is now more medical
      but all in all, the malt stays pretty consistent
    • Taste
      short alcoholic Bizzeln, but immediately accompanied by a strong sweetness
      Ash, sweet ash
      earthy, smoked ham
      become drier and more bitter

      with water:

      sweet and salty lemon with ashes
      after swallowing, the smoke and ash spread throughout the mouth
    • Finish
      long, warm, ash and sweet

  87. Goethe scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A nose...to melt away. Adding water: More fruits and berries will pop up. Vanilla, sweet salt.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, salt, mineral, gras, mineral, burned banana, hints of sherry, berries, compote.
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet and dry. TCP, salt, machine oil, green apple, creamy, nuts, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Oak. Having a bonfire and throwing in some fruits (like the 006). 

  88. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  89. dkny scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  90. Ciro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  91. notesofmalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 10 years Cask Strength, Batch 7, 56.3%, Original Bottling
    Region: Islay, Scotland Nose: Amazingly balanced and fruity on the go. Slightly smoky, only remotely medically. Many different fruits follow, including raspberries, blackberries and apricots, apples and peaches. The individual aromas are very hazy and difficult to grasp. Over time, the fruits are drier, with some vanilla. The sweetness thickens, toffee and hazelnut cream follow.

    Palate: Significantly heavier than in the nose, strong and smoky. Tar and phenol, with fruits and a nice sweetness. Candied ginger sticks, nuts and malt, caramel and dried redcurrants.

    Finish: Long and with a certain bitterness, reminiscent of cocoa and coffee. In addition malt and peat smoke.

    Conclusion: Wow, 10 years and already so complex? In the nose, the smoke retains wonderful and hardly reminiscent of a Laphroaig, on the palate and the finish, the distillery is wonderful to advantage. The nose belongs to the good wood management. Definitely a very successful single malt!

    90/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 60 €)
    I thank Lars for the rehearsal and Daniel Freitag for the photo! Original article: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-und-Islands/Laphroaig/Laphroaig-10yo-CS,-batch-7,-56,3-OA/

  92. Laga93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  93. steinrich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  94. fradin11 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  95. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

  96. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Just crazy!
    • Nose
      Immediately, the strong, phenolic smoke is there. Behind it, a nice sweet touch of light caramel and a little vanilla appears. There are dried algae on the beach with a salty touch. Herbs and yellow and red juicy apples are slowly emerging. There are also a few citrus fruits noticeable, a little lemon, orange and a little more tangerine. I feel like the more time he gets, the sweeter he gets. Creamy honey. Since now could also make a lighter berry mix noticeable. A touch of sherry? This confuses me something, are the CS not pure bourbon barrels?
    • Taste
      Soft from the alcohol. Slightly creamy and very intense in taste. Phenolic smoke with a little salt. Not as sweet as the nose would suggest. Some stain for the meat. At the end it gets a little bit peppery and also nutty. If you have it in the mouth for a long time, comes creamy Vollmichschokolade to light.
    • Finish
      Definitely Laphroaig, strong phenolic smoke. Some salt, bitter herbs and it gets sweeter again with a nice wild honey note. A hint of bittersweet chocolate and a little damp, yes viell. A bit musty wood. Looong.

  97. Achany scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      95 95

  98. Muff Potter scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    every year a new one - keep on doing this, a affordable malt - and its ten years Old ! A typical Laphroaig CS - makes you even smile longer after minutes.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  99. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  100. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Laphi with a fantastic finish that lasts forever - absolutely brilliant dram !!!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      94 94

  101. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful and balanced. No smoke bomb, but anyway campfire smoke rises in the nose. No typical medical phenolic notes. Immediately a clear sweetness. Vanilla. Dried apricots. Peaches. Berry. Cherries. Cooling mint. Hay. Oak. It becomes fruity with water.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly mild. Salty. Getting oilier. Ginger. Tar. Oak. With water sweeter and more fruity with hints of dried apricot and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Long and strong. Peat smoke. Ash. Tar. Iodine. Double espresso.

  102. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  103. FernetBranco scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  104. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  105. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Compared it to batch 5 & 6, this is the most sherried one.
    • Nose
      cherry, raspberry, toffee and hay. Quite some spices like nutmeg and basil. Later more bourbon influence like vanilla and a whiff of banana.
    • Taste
      Peat, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, dark chocolate, gingerbread and raspberry.
    • Finish
      Peat, cinnamon, white pepper, cocoa, raspberry and peach.

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