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Overall rating
88.27/100
votes
941
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Old Label
Bottle code
L9 348
Barcode
5010019637086
Added on
09 Apr 2009 3:11 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 217.23

97 × in wishlist

941 × member ratings

3304 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 18-year-old

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 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. PaulDvorak 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|

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. NXI scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Whisky, which has its merits, but is too oaky and herbal for my taste. Like a walk in the woods after rain.

  6. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The most balanced and harmonious of all Lafroiges I have tried!

  7. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A magnificent specimen, where smoke, creosote, and medical themes familiar to Laphroaig gave way to soft fruit aromatics. Great drink!

  8. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. SRB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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