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Laphroaig Select

Overall rating
80.33/100
votes
77
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
200 Years of Laphroaig
Bottled
2015
Casktype
6 months Virgin American Oak Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010019637604
Added on
01 Nov 2015 3:35 pm by Archer
Uncolored

Average value

€ 35.96

6 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

321 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Select

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.33 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    N- Introductory dram for those new to Laphroaig, so relatively light and easy. Diesel, virgin oak oozing with liquorice, ashy wild petals, sweet, grassy with some coastal funks. Baked buttery pasties crust, milk and some berries. Good start. (86/20)

    P- Sweet and grassy tone were amplified under the thin and watery body. Soft kaffir lime peel for some needing dryness but almost anonymous if not for the trademark iodine and spicy ginger lingers. (82/17)

    F- Short-medium, gingery but lack the warmness that suppose to come with it, spicy and chewy with medicinal and iodine note. Oh, also the grassiness. (84/18)

    B/B- 82/17 Wee thin, some muscle would be nicer.

    Cr-1, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-3, Ft-0, Sp-0, Wd-1, Wn-1, Sc-2

    Weighted Rate- 72pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Introductory dram for those new to Laphroaig, so relatively light and easy. Diesel, virgin oak oozing with liquorice, ashy wild petals, sweet, grassy with some coastal funks. Baked buttery pasties crust, milk and some berries. Good start. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Sweet and grassy tone were amplified under the thin and watery body. Soft kaffir lime peel for some needing dryness but almost anonymous if not for the trademark iodine and spicy ginger lingers. (82/17)
    • Finish
      F- Short-medium, gingery but lack the warmness that suppose to come with it, spicy and chewy with medicinal and iodine note. Oh, also the grassiness. (84/18)

      B/B- 82/17 Wee thin, some muscle would be nicer.

      Cr-1, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-3, Ft-0, Sp-0, Wd-1, Wn-1, Sc-2

      Weighted Rate- 72pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  2. Gldflo scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Typical of a Laphroaig but with a lighter peat. Leather notes, rubber. Pretty promising

    Mouth: it is hardly if we perceive the flavors promised by the nose as the whisky lacks taste. Disappointment.

    Final: Non-existent

    This whisky suffers from the comparison with the 10 years that offers him a great value for money. In summary: to feel but not to drink. Rating 75/100

  3. Nejmw scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Ok, but buy the 10 year old or Quarter cask if priced similarly
    • Nose
      23 -typical Laphroaig
    • Taste
      20 - just short of the 10
    • Finish
      19 - not as long as the 10, a wee bit bitter

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  I had this dram during an "Laphroaig Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.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 it 85.  My notes state a fruity bourbon profile on vanilla and banana aromas.  I added "not too bad..."

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