Laphroaig PX Cask

Overall rating
85.55/100
votes
223
Whiskybase ID
WB74476
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
200 Years of Laphroaig
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter Casks, Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L5190MB1
Barcode
5010019637291
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
15 nov 2015 3:07 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 103.90

29 × in wishlist

223 × member ratings

711 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig PX Cask

31 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.55 points.

  1. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very my organoleptic profile, for the first price you can safely take the box into the hole
    • Nose
      90 90
      the first 5 minutes it’s quite closed, which is generally a common thing for many molts (as we know whisky does not like hustle and bustle :)), but subsequently it begins to unfold, in addition to the standard favorite scheme peat + sherry with branded Lafroig tar and a medic, you can safely add some refreshing mint and plum-grape pie
    • Taste
      88 88
      a pleasant continuation of the aroma, but a little lacking in body and power, despite the fact that the fortress is 48%, it’s not so frisky, although it’s still pretty decent and very tasty, but as for the Junior release it’s more than decent, plus the echoes of burnt firewood are added and some dryness
    • Finish
      88 88
      a continuation of the taste, but firewood is a little more prominent against the background of everything else, quite long

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  3. MWhite scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Simon Stood scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    21-21-21-21

  5. Apprentice6004 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is one of my favorite Laphroaig's, value is great and it has an extraordinary balance.
    • Nose
      very deep, in the glass it smells all over the dining room, tobacco, peat, vanilla, orange, laurel, almond
    • Taste
      tobacco, honey, brown sugar, pepper, liquorice, delicate
    • Finish
      pleasant, warm, long

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. spagr scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    If you want to taste real Laphroaig, go for cask strength

  8. stefbosman scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

  9. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Quercus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. DrBardamu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  12. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  13. RichardMayston scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet
    • Taste
      Chocolate 
    • Finish
      OK, but nah

  14. jjbings did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      In the nose he is surprisingly restrained. You notice the smoke, some wood and a heavy dark sweetness.
    • Taste
      The smoke from the peat fire and a heavy crisp sweetness from the Pedro Ximenez Sherry fight on the palate for supremacy. Full and intense. Over time, some components crystallize: medicated smoke, ripe fruit, sherry and a fine touch of leather and wood
    • Finish
      Even in the departure smoke and sherry continue to argue about who may stay now. Both components remain noticeable for a long time. Over time it gets drier but never bitter and the sherry lingers in the mouth for a very long time. Furthermore, wood and leather, which are more noticeable with decreasing smoke. Very long lasting

  15. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: A nice combination of fruity PX sherry and peat and smoke. Also hints of wood and a bit malty. furniture wax is also present

    Taste: really sweet, together with the traditional laphroaig notes: iodine, seaweed, peatsmoke.

    Finish: lingering and charming
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. psiiik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  18. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  19. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Additional Note: One of the few (!) Laphroaig whiskys that benefits strongly and uniquely from oxidation.
    Now that my bottle is nearly empty after several months, the initially nondescript flat nose has given way to a more complex, complex impression of all the typical Laphroaig elements with the added thrust of typical PX-Fass impressions. Very much and definitely better!

    Even in taste, the filling has gained by months of oxidation clear, if not as clear as in the nose. It should be emphasized that the filling did not lose the least amount of smoke and the associated taste enjoyment (I use Vacuvin seals and vacuum every 2 weeks).

    I have to increase my score by at least one, no, if I think about it even two points (to 87). So clear is the difference. After the bottling is now also offered at reasonable prices at many shops, it is almost a recommendation again.

  20. KOQ24 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    -Seawater,Pepper,Iodine,Vanilla,Herbs,Chocolate,nutty,Oak,Caramel,spices,Raisins,Apple
    This Whisky really needs to breathe to release it's Aroma

    Taste:
    -strong Arrival,sweet Sherry,Grapes,Coffee,Apple,Chocolate

    Finish:
    -Oak,phenolic Smokeslightly bitter
    -long Finish with a strong Alcohol Presence

    O:
    It's very good, but the Triple Wood provides more bang-for-your-buck,when it comes to Sherry-aged Laphroaig
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  21. normand1972 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. Opeth83 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not a fan of this PX finished Laphroaig, the least whisky in a tasting with the 15,18, QC and Triple wood. The PX just kills the Laphroaig spirit and it became too sweet for my taste.

    Maybe they are using bad whisky that is not good enough for the standard Quarter Cask and finish it with in PX casks, well mission accomplished Laphroaig. 
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  23. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty okayish (Merci Sepp for the sample :-)
    • Nose
      Sweet, peaty, smoky, bonfire reminds me on Ardbeg
    • Taste
      Peaty and smoky again but surprisingly rather milder than the nose suggests - something like a diluted Ardbeg
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, a tad bitter and becomes more punchy in the end

  25. ZwiJo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  26. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This whisky needs some time in the glass and warming in your hands. After that the balance between the smokiness and sweeties of the sherry is quite nice. The smoke is not overpowering (it could even be called quite restrained) the subtle sherry aromas. for me this is a step up from the quarter cask expression of Laphroaig although it’s lacking the typical Laphroaig power. The only thing that is lacking (for me) is disclosure of what’s in the bottle e.g. an age statement.
    All in all quite a nice and enjoyable Laphroaig. 
    • Nose
      A rich, sweet and balanced whisky with aromas of typical Laphroaig smoke, medicinal tones (tar, railway sleepers, seaweed, iodine), campfire, sea salt, honey, vanilla, caramel, subtle sherry, sultanas, dried fruits (dates, figs, prunes), nutmeg, cinnamon, subtle new leather, sweet tobacco, aniseeds, hint of cherries, red apples, marzipan, a hint of licorice and creamy oak.
    • Taste
      An intense, rich, sweet and balanced whisky with aromas of sweet smoke, campfire, medicinal tones (tar, railway sleepers, seaweed, iodine), salt, nutmeg, sweet clove, cinnamon, white pepper, sweet sherry, aniseeds, ash, coal, vanilla, icing sugar, dried fruits (figs, prunes, dates, sultanas and a hint of cherries), marzipan, red apples, pear, apricots, subtle tannins and creamy oak.
    • Finish
      A long, sweet and slightly drying finish with aromas of smoke, red currants, vanilla, ash, a hint of coffee, subtle tannins, subtle sweet sherry, backing spices (mainly cinnamon), honey, spicy oak and lingering smokiness.

  27. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very sweet at first. The phenolic smoke is well integrated and not dominant. Vanilla. Iodine. Burnt caramel. Finishing in PX barrels brings out notes of red berries and grapefruit. Rum raisins. Marzipan. Leather. The Malt looks wonderfully balanced.
    • Taste
      Sweet start. Honey. Marzipan. Cherries. Iodine. Torfasche. Oak spice.
    • Finish
      Long. Marzipan. Red berries. Vanilla. Torfasche. Drying. Espresso. Oak spice.

  28. PeterCr scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very nice whisky with great balance. Nice balance and lots of subtle flavors. Also no overkill of smoke!

    Score 85-87 points.
    • Nose
      Campfire, with some hints of the sea. In the far background some sweetness of the PX casks.
    • Taste
      Nice balanced flavors. Again campfire with some salty notes and in the background sweetness of the PX casks. No heat at all despite the 48% abv.
    • Finish
      Long, nice smoke and with a little sherry sweetness.

  29. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: From the bottle nice sherry aroma of sweet sultanas and raisins with a touch of sweet licorice and only the slightest bit of peat. Some water produces a marzipan and almond aroma with a counterpoint of creamy nuts and loads of ripe fruit, but again just a tiny bit of peat smoke.
    Taste: Without water, a massive explosion of peat fills the mouth with huge amounts of serenity, just as muted by the sweeter heavy sherry notes. With a little water, the massive peat smoke is only slightly dampened, it fades away slowly and allows just a little sweeter sherrylastigen flavors durchzuscheinen, although there is always this surge of peat, which dries out the mouth. In the body an intense and profound depth.

    Notes of the distillery

  30. Sb17sw scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      92 92

  31. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  32. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

  33. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Had my second glass side by side with a small glass of Osborne Pedro Ximenez, and the influence on both nose and taste was obviouse.

    A friend that gets "chicken skin" by just nosing the regular 10yo found this Laphy quite pleasing.
    • Nose
      All the caracteristics of Laphroaig, peat, smoke iodine, salt, seaweed and tar, but it's very muted compared to the basic 10yo allowing for a very pleasant Ximenez to come through.

      Surprisingly well matched. Very intence alc right after pouring.
    • Taste
      As with the nose, all the "Laphroaig-nes" is pushed down, the iodine and sea is barely noticable, the peat and smoke are very mellow. Raisins, prunes, distinct high quallity sherry.
    • Finish
      Quite long, with the sweetness of the sherry lingering most.

  34. McGipi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Super delicious whisky
    • Nose
      Aromatic safe "medical" smoke, strong, a little sweetness of sherry
    • Taste
      Smoke, sherry, vanilla, oak notes, seasoning
    • Finish
      spicy long finish, getting drier

  35. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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