Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
New Label
Added on
02 Jan 2016 3:40 pm by blue smoke

Average value

€ 47.69

4 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

272 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points

  1. Collegiate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Recently revisited this 43% version for the first time in years at a tasting night Found it to be pretty disappointing. Medicinal notes are still there but the whole thing tastes processed, oaky and almost carbonated. Came across to everyone in the room as very watered down, which I never found to be the case previously with this 43%er.

  2. mrmike009 scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Disappointed in this. I was introduced to the peaty, smoky scotches of Islay by having an Ardbeg a few years back. I was expecting more from Laphroaig here...where as the Ardbeg was an amazing scotch to me, this one is very clinical, very medicinal...honestly, reminded of bandaids here. I think my score is generous. Will be a hard pass next time I am out buying scotches.

  3. thebonewolf scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Even if this whisky wasn’t good, or if my tastes happen to evolve so much where I no longer appreciate the Islay palate, as the dram that ultimately began my journey down this wonderful rabbit hole, this whisky will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s truly a blessing how widely available this is and for a good price. This is one I’ll always keep on hand.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, bandages, seaweed.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Slightly sweet, sea, smoke, tarry.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Big, long, ends with peat/vegetation. Makes you want to have another sip to get it again.

  4. whiscratch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Larenard scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  6. aszokoly scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Islay was NOT my style, BUT... this bottle converted me.

     I had to try this given the reviews and bold and umami pungent flavors well-presented alongside the peat... and being able to pick up a bottle for only $41+tax. 

    Nose: Cyprian latakia, bandages with ointment, the sea on an overcast October evening. 

    Taste: No bandages, but all of that oriental tobacco, woody, but more than just pine or oak with an extra dimension. 

    Behind the moderate veil of smoke lies salty seaweed, lilac, and heather, with a twinge of lavender and only just-ripe green pears, bittersweet and earthy, making this so surprisingly deep and flavorful for a moderately-priced 10yr peated scotch. 

    Finish: long and fine, with no undue warmth of solventy notes returning, the tastes initially perceived fade and blend to create a dry, earthy, robust.... and... dare I say "manly" finish that practically begs for a deep bowl of mature pipe tobacco from such a master blender of English and Oriental blends and cakes as G.L. Pease. 

    4/5 for now, but considering the price and how much I didn't used to care for peated scotch... it probably deserves better.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  7. uap304 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Water brings out intense sweetness and tones down the peat.
    • Nose
      Sweet honey malt, campfire, coastal rocks. Classic Islay.
    • Taste
      Light. Crisp medicinal peat, sweet burning wood, barbecue sauce.
    • Finish

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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