Laphroaig Brodir

Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
247
Whiskybase ID
WB72925
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels + Ruby Port Casks Finish
Casknumber
Batch 002
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5217MB 2294 1212
Barcode
5010019638014
Bottled for
European Travel Exclusive
Added on
10 oct 2015 3:35 pm by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 146.25

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247 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Brodir

35 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.74 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    BRODIR Batch 2 - also an interesting and good malt - in the direct comparison with Batch 1 a bit gruff, less balanced.
    Young, intense, pleasant smoke flavors, liter bottle - but with about 95.00 € me too expensive!
    • Nose
      81 81
      Fruits, berries, harmonic smoke, sweetness, honey, herbs;
    • Taste
      82 82
      voluminous onset, smoky, fruity (berries, port wine (?)), salty, oily body, herbs, charcoal, ash, pepper, oak;
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium sweet finish; becoming increasingly dry; Salt, cold ashes;

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  3. Bembel scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very fruity (from the port) with a lot of sweetness over everything. Smoke (surprisingly not medicinal!) and spices, Sazige notes.
      Later also vanilla.
    • Taste
      Strong, spicy, dry.
      Lots of smoke. Oak with spices. Slight sweetness.
    • Finish
      medium length Fruity sweet with smoke and oak. Hints of citrus.

  4. FeydRautha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Brodir is the Old Norse term for brother. The Viking language was spoken on the Orkney and Shetland Islands until the 18th century. Laphroaig's Travel Retail bottling was finished in port wine casks.

  7. Flo_Be scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Frank79 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The medicinal style of Laphroaig works so well with this port finish. My favorite so far.
    • Nose
      all the medicinal and smoky notes you expect but with a fruity layer on top. (dark fruits)
    • Taste
      strong smoke and medicinal notes just like on the nose.
      The port finish makes it very interesting by adding fruitnotes and more sweetness.
    • Finish
      long sweet and smokey.

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Dr.Ago scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Very soft

  11. Malthead19 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    - a good NAS whisky with a lot of smoke,
    - unfortunately not as good as Batch 1, but something for it
    better than the BRODIR (2018, without batch information)
    - but unfortunately for the price
    disappointing (too little fruit flavors, much in the
    Smoke "suffocated")
    => don't get me wrong, I like smoke, but here
    the harmonious combination was missing
    • Nose
      heavy smoke, campfire, some fruit, herbs
    • Taste
      strong smoky appearance, lots of smoke aroma, ash, looks young and overloaded with smoke, oak, coal
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong finish;
      long very smoky aftertaste

  12. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Brother-2 turned out to be more attractive than the first part, if in the aroma everything is more or less at the level of the first, then the taste / finish is much richer, denser, there is life, energy, with the same, rather poor, set of derivatives we managed to get a whole and original product.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dried boards, peat, a bathhouse, charred branches, coal, the port's influence is almost not felt, something raisin-like in the background.
    • Taste
      Thick, saturated, tart oak, peat, smoke, sweet wine notes, berry compote, mountain ash, viburnum, ginger, sharp ash-metal shades
    • Finish
      Spicy, rather refreshing than warming, sweet peaty with sharp mineral-metallic notes, berry jam, mountain ash and wine notes, charred branches, charcoal.

  13. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    hmmm from the smoke OK, but he did not blow me away
    absolutely solid malt
    • Nose
      minimal smoke, leather, tobacco, sweet, heavy, slightly vanilla is more
      with water: Cola Haribobar, sweeter
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
      minimal smoke, sweet
    • Finish
      long, sticking to the tongue
      bitter, minimal smoke, so tart towards tobacco

  14. megabreit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Light berry note, slightly damp leather, I miss the smoky and phenolic Laphroaignote
    Taste: some fruit, now the smoke is more present than in the nose. He is a bit too alcoholic for me
    Finish: Dry with a slight dusty note
    Conclusion: A rather average bottling. He is too unbalanced for me. My beloved Staubnote in the finish rips it out a bit.

  15. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  16. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Laphroaig ‚Brodir batch #002‘ (48%, OB, Port Wood Finish, +/-2015): 70 Punkte

  17. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Interesting notes that give the port a Laphi Sun, it somehow pleases.
    • Nose
      Sweet, smoke, which is well suppressed by the barrels first, then apple, berries, Laphroaig phenol comes out from behind then out
    • Taste
      Flowers, sweet, salt, creamy, honey, still salt, licorice, ginger and then also port and berries, but not too clear in my opinion, algae
    • Finish
      Long, phenol, charcoal, wood, bit of citrus

  18. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Batch 02 was a Little less impressive than the first one. there is still a lot of peat, salt, seaweed, smoke which all togehter mingels with the sweetness from the port casks. but just a little less - will have to taste again, maybe just a bad day
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  21. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind, I could probably have tapped on a Bowmore Darkest here. For Laphroaig rather untypical, for lovers of sweet smoke but just right.
    • Nose
      Smoky and sweet. At the beginning you look for the Laphoaig - and do not find it at first. The otherwise phenolic nose is clearly suppressed by the Port Wood. Dark berries and raisins. The smoke is mild and disappears after a while. Sea salt, damp-loamy soil.
    • Taste
      On the tongue one recognizes the origin: phenolic, smoky, salty. Then come the dark berries from the nose, red grapes, raisins and figs, he glides into total sweetness. Fine-sour chocolate and oak spice press on the surface, slightly bitter herbs come.
    • Finish
      Long and dry.

  22. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Defeatless scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Medicinal peat smoke. That, plus some thick red berries, seems to be the port influence. Some green leaves, and hint of oak.

    Taste: Burnt tiers, peat, peat, some sweetness of hard sweet candy. Again peat.

    Body: Not much

    Finish: medium: peat smoke and some dried red fruit.

    Price: I don't like this one, so I think it's way overpriced

    Presentation: Don't know this was a sample provided by whiskytrader.com

    Comments: peated whisky just doesn't work with me.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  24. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. Wolv scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  26. Implar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Color: Dark amber with an orange hue

    Nose: Very sweet smoke, it's like we're in some kind of candy store. Brown sugar, blackberry pie, pudding and some mineral notes. This is a lot of port influence!

    Palate: Meaty smoke, bacon, tar, plums, some berries.

    Finish: The smoke lingers, medium long. Some ash and a bit of soapy notes.

    It can be a bit busy, with different elements fighting for attention. However, I feel it's more coherent than the PX cask.

    83/100http://whiskyinformer.com/home/laphroaig-brodir

  27. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A typical Laphroaig with a fine fruitiness that sometimes turns into bitter fruit such as grapefruit. Wonderful peat and fruity aromas dominate. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Intense peat with a slightly smoky note mixed with fruity sherry aroma. Iodine and a pinch of salt come through the phenolic peat. The smell of hospital and "dead man in the bog" are pleasantly neutralized by intense fruit flavors such as oranges and dark berries. The alcohol is finely integrated.
    • Taste
      The intensive peat is very cool and fresh at first. A touch of mint is quickly whitewashed by the fruity and mineral peat. Some bitter grapefruit and a hint of wood end in a slightly spicy pepper note. Sharpness or chilli are now dominant.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a light peppery pungency. The typical Laphroaig peat dominates the finish and is interrupted again and again by slightly fruity aromas. The light taste of grapefruit is reflected in the finish again. Slightly wooden ends the warming and long-lasting finish.

  28. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  29. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. Rubengrob scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. talyn256 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Reminds me very much of the Amontillado-finished Cairdeas from 2014. All the coal-tar and acrid peat you expect from Laphroaig but with an interesting dark fruit influence from the port casks.
    • Nose
      Coal dust, charred sausages, salty pretzels, wet oil paints. With time, dark cherries and plums emerge through the thick, salty aroma of wood smoke.
    • Taste
      Coal tar soap, orange marmalade, with a kick of chilli calming to reveal chamomile flowers, loose leaf tea, liquorice all-sorts, bitter grapefruit, vanilla pods, and a twist of blackcurrant.
    • Finish
      Soap and smoke, black pepper, liquorice and lingering dry ashes.

  35. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  36. Shane_IL scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Now.
    • Nose
      A very refined Laphroaig signature, mineral peat, earth, salt. Dry berries. Berry sherbet. Berry tea infusion. Beetroot. I was looking for some more flavours and while doing so I noticed a bit of a musty note. Bit of an underlying grainy, young spirit note. 
    • Taste
      Oh dear. Very flat. Dry, bitter wood. Light berry note. Some tar. Oily smoke. Bitter citrus.
    • Finish
      Short-medium. Very dry. Bit of oil smoke and tar. Some berries. 

  37. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Laphroaig 'Brodir batch #002' (48%, OB, Port Wood Finish, +/-2015)  NAS plus a Port finish, that sounds like a Barry Manilow – Justin Bieber duo. But you never know… Colour: salmony. Nose: well, not quite the utter disaster I was fearing. I don’t like it at all because of these feelings of, say strawberry-flavoured lapsang souchong, but I think I’ve encountered Port-finished Laphroaigs that have been even worse. The good news is that the strawberries and other berries from the Port tend to vanish. And yes, before you ask, I’m a sucker for great Port, just not in my whisky. Mouth: no way. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m just wondering who needs this. Blood oranges, raspberries, wasabi, mustard, liquid smoke. Hey watch it, don’t throw up over your keyboard or over your brand new Samsung or iPad Air! Finish: medium, hesitating, uncertain. The aftertaste is a little nicer, not just because you know it’s over. Comments: a rather poor thing if you ask me. But remember, only one man’s opinion! Come on, Laphroaig! SGP:646 - 70 points.

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