Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #007
Stated Age
10 years old
Seasoned Charred Oak Barrels
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 May 2015 5:48 pm by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 139.48

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

89 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.04 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    unpleasant at all, despite my aversion towards high-PPM naphthalene stinkers.
    The nose strikes a chord and its quite complex.
    • Nose
      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
      mothballs (naphthalene), a blast of oak, and tar. Sour sweet arrival, caramel,
      citrus, and charcoaled oak chips.
    • Finish
      Exhaust fumes and caramel, toffee fudge and lots of warmth.

  10. 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!


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