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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
89.05/100
votes
535
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

€ 174,94

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

81 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points

  1. Maltlife scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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;

  8. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Lovely lovely smoked honey barbecue sauce. Tad bit of ashy-ness. Just nice amount of sweetness lingering well with the peat smoke. A very harmonious nose! Burnt rubber, damped card box. Perfect combo. Some burnt tea leaves. Hint of clinic smell. After about 5 minutes, some Indian spices starting to appear. "Empty room smell". Very complex.

    Palate: Oh that fat oily mouth feel. Smoke, ash, pretty sweet. Oh that sweet smoked honey barbecue sauce. Very medicinal. Very powerful palate. Perfect winter dram. Some very sweet prunes! Yummy!

    Finish: Very smoky finish, some bitterness. Bitter oranges. That smoke just won't go away.

    Balance: So much balance in the nose that you kind of forgotten it's a Laphroaig. The peat smoke and the sweetness combines perfectly and gives you that lovely savory nose. Then it continues on the palate, with that oily, peaty and powerful palate, and ends with a long lasting finish.

    Final: This is not an easy whisky. Take your time to discover it. You may need to experiment a little bit to get the best out of this lovely Laphroaig.

    Verdict: A complex and powerful Laphroaig, which requires patient to be able to enjoy it
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. 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;

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