Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Old Label
Bottle code
L9 348
Added on
09 Apr 2009 3:11 pm

Average value

€ 243.70

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945 × member ratings

3351 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 18-year-old

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.30 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2009]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 61,50 Euro in April, 2009.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  My notes state an easy to drink Laphroaig with just subtle peaty notes.

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    RATING: 90pts – |90 – 92 (A-) → Excellent| — Here the golden pantheon of whiskies begins.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is soft and gently peated with hints of delicate smoke followed by peaty fruits and sea salt.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is off dry, slightly sour with domination of malt and peat smoke with tobacco and nutmeg on the back.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The perfeclty balanced finish is medium lenght, dry and has a hints of peaty malt, bonfire near the sea and vanilla.

  3. wbarchive_816467 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    RATING: 90pts - "Gently peaty, dry, soft and balanced; ripe smoked fruits, burnt peat, grapefruit zest and sea salt"

  4. wbarchive_642014 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    "Genlty peated, dry and mild; smoked fruits, peat smoke, grapefruit, sea salt" — 90pts.

  5. wbarchive_229045 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    PROFILE: Dry, very mild, balanced, genlty peated.
    NOTES: Smoked fruits, peat smoke, grapefruit, sea salt.

    GRADE: 90pts — |90 – 92 (A-) → Excellent|

  6. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Bittersweet basket of smoky fruits with iodine, dusty barn, pepper and mineral water.

    RATING: 90pts - [n23,t23,f22,b22] → |90-92: Excellent|

  7. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    After-tasting after two years: he has lost none of its quality.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. old-smokey scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    A wonderful drop

    Nose: smoke (phenolic iodine) and a complex variety of other aromas, not biting, but strong, but also fresh and slightly oak, wonderfully balanced

    Taste: In the mouth a strong onset, yet soft with light sweet notes, the smoke does not prevail and gives together with the oak a great round taste

    Fiish: finish long, dry, the smoke and sweetness still sound wonderfully.

    If the smoke seems too strong - a small drop of water makes the aroma in the nose and the dram on the tongue even softer, but actually you lose something to enjoy.

  9. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The 18 years provide a mild, balanced smoke. Great nose, "elegant" taste, classic finish. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Spicy smoke (smoked ham), salt, phenol, peat - all there, what to expect from a Laphroaig. Here the ingredients are very well connected, they form a beautiful unity. The strength of the smoke fades over time and gives room for a fresh apple note. Behind (underneath?) Is loamy, damp soil. A great nose.
    • Taste
      On the tongue, the smoke is tamed, soft and supple, the malt fills every last corner of the mouth. The 18 years in the barrel you notice on the tongue, oak notes and feinherbe chocolate pass. Nutmeg, with leather and tobacco notes.
    • Finish
      Medium and dry, with the smoke of a smoldering campfire.

  10. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Like the old school label better, but honestly could not spot a difference in smell or taste when they made the switch. In regards to the new label that every new Laphi was bestowed upon, none of the standards changed then, rather over the years and/or decades. P.S. Good stuff, was cheap once, not worth 150 EUR/bottle to me now, but I am spoilt, I guess.


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