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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
609
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

€ 173.98

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  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.

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