Laphroaig 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
16 years old
43.0 % Vol.
350 ml
Bottled to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Laphroaig
Bottle code
L5 244 M82
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
08 Sep 2015 9:18 am by Heidjer

Average value

€ 81,81

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189 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 16-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig 16y for the 200th ... right? Laphroaig can do that better, much better okay, but does not make me nervous
    • Nose
      slightly fruity medicinal smoke with camphor, heather, licorice, some menthol, pear, sweet barley
    • Taste
      Barley in the onset with smoke, mild menthol, little fruit sweetness, herbs
    • Finish
      rather short, unsettling,

  2. Deloti scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Disappointing. Laphroaig has got potential to create much better whisky.. (profit vs quality?). Light on the peat, watered-down body, little complexity, unimpressive taste, very drying short finish. Nose is the best of it

  3. Deloti scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Travel Retail Exclusive for the 200th anniversary of Laphroaig.
    I tasted 2x, both at the festival in Radebeul and the second time at home in the comparative test with Laphroaig 25 yo and Taliskr 30 yo.
    In Radebeul, I bought a shot for 4 €, but at the end of the festival they were distributing, or the hand went away and it was big from a small dummy, so I was left for pouring into a bottle and for homework. The impressions at home and at the festival were the same, but a direct comparison with L25 and T30 was a good experience.

    Aroma: In my first impression, I came across as a slightly finer version of Laphroaig. Sweet smoke, sea salinity. Iodine has a bit of edged edges, but it's here. Undershot rope, fresh citrus, fresh to converge. (88 pts)
    Taste: At first I was very gentle, yet only 43%, but then it opened. Sweet and salty, iodine, tar. Tar mainly in a long aftertaste, but overall it would need to add to% alcohol and fullness, is unfortunately somewhat sparse. (87 pts)
    Points: 87
    Summary: It is not bad at all (if we do not pay the price), but a higher voltage would make her feel good. Deservedly the weakest in this comparative test.

  5. tomrules scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    This is one of the worst Laphs ever. Laph Select plus a maximum watered down version of Lore...

  6. TastefulScotch scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  8. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a lineup with the following Laphroaigs: 10yo @ 43%, Highgrove cask 6387, 25yo (2014), 30yo (2016) and 32yo (2015). 

    IMHO this one just couldn't hold a candle to the rest of the set. The profile is not at all bad (actually rather likable) but it was a little too light and muted for me, and compared to the rest the easy body on this one whispered "travel retail" to me although with an age statement it isn't like the usual TR exclusives these days. 

  9. birkzehn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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


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